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Snow stick to moldboard

Discussion in 'Hiniker' started by Mater, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. Mater

    Mater Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    I wire-brushed and painted some rusty places on my steel plow, and the new paint is tacky (sticky).
    It is a plain, steel straight 8 ft.
    What do you guys do (spray or whatever) to make your steel moldboards shed the snow so it doesn't stick.
    Thanks, Mater
     
  2. NLMCT

    NLMCT Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 148

    theres a sit called plowstick.com... he advertised on here idk how long ago.. search him and look for the feedback but i never personally used it
     
  3. Mater

    Mater Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Thanks, I will check it out.
    I should have added in my original post, though, that I am partial to using more common things if possible. Like WD-40 or something.
    Would like to know what people are using and what they like/don't like about it.
    Thanks!
     
  4. NLMCT

    NLMCT Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 148

  5. jimbo64

    jimbo64 Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    I use a Teflon boat wax which works good. You can also use "Pam" if your wife will let you !
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,963

    Whatever you use will get scratched off on the first or second pass.
    And plow slick was snake oil
     
  7. jimbo64

    jimbo64 Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    I agree whatever you use will come off especially if you have painted your plow but the wax I mentioned works very well when applied to the original powder coated finish. I got through the last storm we had without anything sticking to my mold board.
     
  8. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 736

    Why is the new paint still tacky? Should be dry snd smooth. Try some enamel spray paint for touch up. No matter what you do, snow will probably stick at times. Adjust the drop speed if the blade so that it knocks it off.
     
  9. jimbo64

    jimbo64 Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    Oil or water based paints will wash off . Every fall I would sand, prime and paint my mold board and before the season was over a lot of the paint would be gone but at least the plow looked good at the beginning of the season.
     
  10. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,963

    No they don't "wash off" they get scraped off.
     
  11. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,518

    Do you store your plow inside or outside?

    Is the snow wet?

    I set my drop speed such that if i drop it from the raised position it will hit the ground hard enough to knock off any stuck snow.

    Run it, and wear the paint down...

    plow wax is throwing $$ out the window.
     
  12. jimbo64

    jimbo64 Senior Member
    Messages: 194

     
  13. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,518

     
  14. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
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  15. jimbo64

    jimbo64 Senior Member
    Messages: 194

     
  16. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,028

    I just keep my blade all the way up so that I don't get snow on it, and then I use my truck tires to pack the snow down.
     
  17. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,518

    Fluid film sure gets expensive .....

    You could rub some Paraffin wax on it.

    Or some red ski wax lol

    My customers only see my plow when it's snowing.
    And few of them are around at 3am to see it,
    Then it's all covered in snow and or road grime.

    I find the more you use it the less it sticks.
     
  18. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,963

     
  19. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,518

    I must have messed up some how.

    :cry:
     
  20. Laszlo Almasi

    Laszlo Almasi Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    I used Pam for a while until she got tired of me and kicked me out of the house. :laughing: