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Plow restoration 101...

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Turf Commando, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    First, wire brushed plow to remove hard rust and flaking paint..

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    Than sanded the blade using my PC (Porter Cable) Disc sander with 40 grit followed by 80 washed and allowed to dry...

    Primed .
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    Then painted ...
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  2. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    More pics...
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  3. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

  4. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    Thanks took alot of work....
     
  5. Kevin Kendrick

    Kevin Kendrick Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    That looks pretty good. Couple of questions...What brand of plow is it (looks like a Western)? How did you paint it...brush, aerosol can, roller, power painter, etc...?
     
  6. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    looks good :drinkup: i think its a 7.6 western pro plow:D
     
  7. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    Looks good....i did that to my fathers plow a few years back! I had alot of fun doing it!ussmileyflag:drinkup:
     
  8. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    Like Nickplowing said it's Western pro...
    Used automotive paint in the can by dupli-color
     
  9. plowman4life

    plowman4life Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    i just repainted my plow not to long ago. i used brush on paint though. rustoleum heavy rust primer and rustoleum gloss red enamel. came out really nice.

    yours came our nice also.
     
  10. lodogg89

    lodogg89 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    spray paint will not work, i can assure you i have tried it, best way to do it with paint is an enamel and roll it on with a foam roller.
     
  11. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    Really, how about a spray on enamel? We use to roll and brush everything but know, we spray everything with a good enamel primer and 2 top coats. Preperation is everything when painting, so the more time you spend, the better the outcome. JMO
     
  12. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    Paint sticks to primer, so I believe it will last ...By the way it wasn't just spray paint it was AUTOMOTIVE paint which is more durable..
    Like Dave said prep work assures outcome..
     
  13. pashtrd

    pashtrd Member
    Messages: 45

    looks good, do you have any pics of the mount leaning against the wall? I have an older conventional plow on my 01 Ram, I want to re-engineer the mounting brackets into something like what you have, I hate having the motor / pump hanging on the front of my truck year round.
    Thanks
    Matt