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Powder coating

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Rc2505, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    Hey guys, I was just wondering if any of you have had your older plows sandblasted and powder coated. If so are you happy with the results? What was the cost to have this done? and Does the powdercoating last? I am in the process of redoing a couple of my plows, and have gotten a couple quotes, and I guess I am looking to see if they are reasonable quotes or not.
     
  2. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    not for sure

    Depending on what they are going to charge you it may make sense. For us, we simply power wash them and paint each year with manufacturer paint. Keeps them looking really good.
     
  3. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    The plow I want to do the worst is the 9' uni-mount. It has that baked on paint from western, and is completly shot. I have saved it the last few years by spraying fluid film on it, but the rust is under the paint, and it just keeps getting worse. I have a couple different quotes. 1 is way less than the other, so I am trying to figure out if it's worth the money, or I can sand blast it myself and paint it for about 1/2 the money.
     
  4. MahonLawnCare

    MahonLawnCare Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 851

    I hate powder coating soon as it chips, instant rust. The epa sucks and I don't know why equipment isn't primed with good epoxy primer and sprayed with oil based paint. that's what i do with all my stuff when the powder coat falls off. easy touch ups and wears better.
     
  5. JohnRoscoe

    JohnRoscoe Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    +1

    That pretty much sums up my experience and how we maintain everything now.