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Reconditioning a plow frame

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Smush, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. Smush

    Smush Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Whats the best way to recondition a plow frame? What kind of paint do I use? Do I have to sand it down? Do I use any primer? Please let me know. Thanks in advance.
  2. SCSIndust

    SCSIndust Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    I use wire wheels, and those stiff black paint stripping wheels. The best cheap paint I have found, is the Duplicolor bedliner spray paint. For the money, it is good stuff. Make sure it is in a warm area for a few days when you spray.
  3. dmjr77

    dmjr77 Senior Member
    Messages: 225

    The way I go about re-conditioning my plow frames is I:
    1. Sandblast the enitre frame and any rust or flaking paint
    2. coat the whole frame with a good self etching primer
    3. I use the Dupli-color truck bed liner in a spray can
    4. coat the truck bed liner with a clear coat to give it a extra shine an protection.
  4. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    And how often do you have to go about this repainting ritual? Time for mine this year on the Dodge- was thinking about Rustoleum's Street/parking lot markings paint- says it's good for metal and it goes on thick and dense.

    Normally just use Rustoleum "Sunbusrt Yellow"- closest to Fisher color yellow after wire brushing or sandblasting- only had to do that once so far on the Chevy blade (hasn;t plowed in a couple seasons)
  5. Mowerpan

    Mowerpan Senior Member
    Messages: 305

    Use chipguard stuff. I found some really good stuff I found at the local napa.
  6. Peopleeater

    Peopleeater Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    Tractor & Implement Paint

    I use tractor & implement paint. The stuff I get is from Farm & Fleet, but don't know if those are around you. t is made by Valspar. The also have marine prep wash and primer. I haven't tried that. This year I got enamel hardner to mix with it, maybe make it more durable. I didn't do a great job last year, and it held up and am doing a better job this year. (Massey Ferguson Red)

    I plowed Valspar plant here last year. I like to support my local business, and have a friend that is in management.

  7. 4speed

    4speed Member
    Messages: 93

    Prep Prep Prep!! Sand blast and wipe down with solvent. which ever paint you choose will last a long time if you prepare the surface properly.