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Time to paint the plow!

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by Ripple, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. Ripple

    Ripple Member
    Messages: 88

    Just started scraping, grinding and sanding all three plows. I am prepping for paint!
    I try to paint every year!

    I hate to see the rust...>>>

    Any one else start painting yet?

    Fisher spray cans from ashsupply in New Hampshire around 12 bucks!
     
  2. StorksAuto

    StorksAuto Senior Member
    Messages: 186

    Go with the 1qt roll on paint will turn out much thicker than the spray cans
    Fisher or Meyer paint The meyer paint seems to hold up better
     
  3. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    The one quart is much better. We did that to my plow last year and it lasted all winter with only two small scratches and I plow gravel driveways as well. One quart was about $28 and it allowed for 2 full coats and a third touchup/skim coat. It came out better than factory. The decal stcuk to it much better as well. Here it is right after we painted it:

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  4. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Here it is the day I traded it in. It was a light winter, but keep in mind I plow over one mile of gravel. It held up great.

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  5. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    We Paint them over the summer, when the rain shuts down our jobs, Working on the last one now. Did alot of scraping down on this one. If I remeber I have photos of it while primer and I'll take some when done.
     
  6. jbone

    jbone Senior Member
    Messages: 154

    I would definitely go with roll on. Compared to the pictures on here my plow that I just did the other day in rustoleum "safety red" looks great from far away but crappy up close. and thats after sanding, grinding, priming, and then 2 coats of paint. Not to mention my index fingers and thumbs got the work out of a life time!!!
     
  7. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,862

    To cure your thumb problem, Murrays has a pistle grip triiger thing for spray cans. Works awsome. Just like shooting a gun.
     
  8. jbone

    jbone Senior Member
    Messages: 154

    yeah my friends father told me that when I was done:rolleyes: go figure
     
  9. Ripple

    Ripple Member
    Messages: 88

    Looks good....I did order some fisher yellow in the quart cans...
     
  10. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    I'm just about done with my back-up, sent it out and had it sand blasted. I waiting for trip edge pins to arrive, I have a couple of small welds to repair once the trip edge is off amd repair the spring bars, then it's off to the body shop. They're spraying two coats of self etch anti-corrosive primer then three coats of Nason 2k urethane ( generic Imron).

    When it comes back I have to re-assemble the MM , A frame,all new Insta- Act pump , new cylinders, hoses and headlamps.