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Rusting Away

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by searay220, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. searay220

    searay220 Member
    Messages: 99

    My current Fisher is a 8ft MM2. I had installed when I purchased my new Truck in Nov of 05.Hooked up the plow this week to bring out of the back yard and into the driveway. I was really suprised how much rust and rot the blade and pump has. It really looks like crap. Has anyone had to do any sanding and painting with such a new/newer plow?
  2. overtime

    overtime Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    I paint mine ecery year. I clean mine a lot durying the season and store indoors.
  3. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,593

    Helps alot if you wash it after every storm and spray it with fluid film. Storing inside helps too.
  4. MRBachand

    MRBachand Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    Can't hurt to tarp it either.
  5. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    Do you spray it with anything before putting it away, and do you store it directly on the ground or on top of something?

    When I stored mine outside I would first spray it down with Fluid Film ( I used a light coating of mystery oil before I knew about FF) then I would take a heavy duty pallet, cut 2 pieces of PT plywood to cap both sides, set the plow on that, then cover it with a heavy duty mill plastic (I used a 14' X 14' sheet of 7 ply white shrink wrap, go to your local boat yard in end of April, I got mine for free) over it stapling it to the long sides leaving the ends just draped down as far as they would go, for air to get in. I had to cut my sides a bit to make sure air would get in.

    It cost me $60 for material, but it was a one time spend as I kept everything.
  6. Sno

    Sno Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    Wipe it down with WD40 every once in a while.
    At end of season wash and WD40.
  7. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 746

    I try to wash it off during the winter and i also spray it with WD40 before each storm.. This year i'm going to rinse it off with salt-a-way after plowing and see if that helps.....