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Plow repaint

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by lumps, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. lumps

    lumps Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    So, I bought the plow for a really good price, but it obviously needed a little TLC. Finally got it painted up this week. I used a quart of Tractor Supply Co's tractor and implement paint (Massey Ferg red). It has a good finish, and from what I hear it's pretty long lasting. We shall see.

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  2. Farm Boss

    Farm Boss Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    I used that same paint on an old Northman plow I had yrs back. Plow was blue and rust, mostly rust:dizzy: had the plow two yrs with that paint seemed to hold up well good luck! anything looks better doesn't it?! Looks good, hope you get enough snow to wear the paint off again!
     
  3. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    That thing looks as though it's brand new, what did you use to strip the rust ??
     
  4. lumps

    lumps Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    Scraped the old paint off with a putty blade, then used a wire brush and sandpaper on the rust. It was just surface rust mostly, so wasn't too bad.
     
  5. WRIGHTWAY

    WRIGHTWAY Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    Just bought that same paint for mine
    Wire wheeled the blade with a 5’’ grinder
    Wiped it down with paint thinner
    And rolled it on with 4’’ wide ¾ nap paint roller
    Went on thick
     
  6. lumps

    lumps Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    I sprayed mine on... be interesting to see how it compares to brushing. And yeah, it's definitely thick paint, I thinned mine out before I used it.
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2008
  7. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    Holy that turned out better than mine! Looks really good.
     
  8. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Nice job and hope you make some good money this year.payup
     
  9. Gerry125

    Gerry125 Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Looks great, How long did it take.
     
  10. lumps

    lumps Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    Thanks guys. And I only spent a day on it. The back isn't quite as pretty, didn't spend as much time as I could have with prep work.
     
  11. Gerry125

    Gerry125 Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Yeah i repainted my old plow a couple a years ago and spent way to much time on it just to sell it the following year. now i make sure i fix all the little stuff as soon as i can before it gets out of control.
     
  12. Misch-Rman

    Misch-Rman Member
    Messages: 70

    hey lumps did you get the old converson kit or the newer one for your dodge ?
     
  13. lumps

    lumps Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    It actually came off an identical truck, so I didn't need to buy anything. It's a Unimount plow, with an Ultramount truck side mount, and a Western adapter plate in between. It's nice 'cause I can run any plow they make on the truck.
     
  14. TLB

    TLB Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    good looking repaint;)