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question about paint and surface prep of plow.

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by nymustang50, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. nymustang50

    nymustang50 Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Well I'm getting my first plow of my own.. I'm used to plowing for companies using there equipment so I have a question. The plow surface is all rusted and is like pitted and has no paint on it anymore. Is there anything I can use to make it smooth again that will hold up to the conditions it will be used for. I plan on redoing the plow like por15 then getting the western paint but I just want to make it smooth too. Any suggestions would be welcome I was thinking of bondo but it would crack I think under the stress.
     
  2. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 961

    you could always skin it they sell a poly glue on shield works good i dont have it but i have seen it
     
  3. Dano50

    Dano50 PlowSite.com Addict
    from CA
    Messages: 1,270

    Once you've got it where you want it, use Fluid Film to keep it protected so it doesn't get rusted again.
     
  4. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

  5. captbo

    captbo Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    Hi I have used POR 15 in the past while doing a good bit of marine construction. I has recently found a product called Chassis Saver it comes in black and grey, what I like about is how well it covers (smooth) It still needs to be top coated as it has limited UV properties . but like POR15 do not get it on your skin as only time takes it off
    Even though it states you " can paint over rust I would not I would sand blast it first

    http://www.magnetpaints.com/underbody.asp

    I bought it at am autobody paint supplier if you search it I am sure you will find it, All the best
    Bo
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2010
  6. nymustang50

    nymustang50 Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Where can I get one of those?
     
  7. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    Better off painting the whole frame setup, and the blade........It is cheaper to do it that way......
     
  8. captbo

    captbo Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    I just contacted the tech rep at Magnet, my question to him was can this product be sprayed and his answer yes, it must be reduced by12% and same as brushed 4-6hrs for the second coat and a acrylic enamel on more then 10hour later, or else you will have to sand it and start to top coat it, in the spring I hope to do a photo report on this process, All the best Bo
     
  9. nymustang50

    nymustang50 Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Anyone ever use a spray gun to paint there plow?