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re-painting my MM2

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by dontgotsaclu, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. dontgotsaclu

    dontgotsaclu Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Looking at the blade yesterday and determined that she needs a bit more yellow on her. Broke off all the loose paint and the scaling rust on the plow, plan on giving it a rough sand job and slap some paint on it. Im not looking to get too far into this basically because I dont really care that much how my plow looks, I just want snow to not stick to it and for it to look presentable. What should i do ? Primer? What kind of paint? How many coats? etc. thanks
     
  2. durafish

    durafish PlowSite.com Addict
    from 02919
    Messages: 1,092

    wire wheel the lose stuff and areas around it, sand, rustoleum brown primer then rustoleum sunburst yellow and roll it on, a good 3-5 coats will do the job. Dont hack on the prep even if you dont care because it will just continue to rut away.
     
  3. Jwhite50

    Jwhite50 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    SEM Rustshield. Scrape sand and feather edges no need for primer. Self etching with a conversion chemical. You can roll or spray.

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  4. Jwhite50

    Jwhite50 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Upside down, huh.....
     
  5. 07PSDCREW

    07PSDCREW Senior Member
    Messages: 863

    X2 on the rustoleum products. Especially if you don't want to spend a lot/care much what it looks like. Walmart will have everything you need. If you have a lot of rusty metal to cover, it would be worth using the rusty metal primer. As said before, sunburst yellow in a qt for 8$, a roller and a pan.
    Roll the front, as it will hold up much better.
     
  6. dontgotsaclu

    dontgotsaclu Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    thanks guys, and while im here, should i actually drain my hydraulic fluid, and if yes will any old hydraulic fluid work to fill it up with?
     
  7. durafish

    durafish PlowSite.com Addict
    from 02919
    Messages: 1,092

    Yes you should do that and change filter, only use fisher blue fluid.
     
  8. 07PSDCREW

    07PSDCREW Senior Member
    Messages: 863

    And you can be sure to get ALL fluid by removing the lines for the angle rams at the pump, inserting the ends into a suitable bucket and working the blade back and forth by hand. Use a floor jack to lift it of the ground while attached to the truck. Definitely use fisher fluid... I learned the hard way when my plow stopped working due to frozen fluid..
    It should take roughly 2 qts for a straight blade.
     
  9. DareDog

    DareDog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,438

    Sandblasted then primer and painted with PPG Polyurethane yellow two years on it now its held up great.

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  10. dontgotsaclu

    dontgotsaclu Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    thanks boys
     
  11. chevyzrule810

    chevyzrule810 PlowSite.com Addict
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