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What is the best way to repair this?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by redbug2, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. redbug2

    redbug2 Junior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 25

    Hello,

    I'm repairing this plow for a guy at work.

    The rest of the plow is in great shape, the plow itself is a little rusty.

    He's going to use it on his driveway and his mother-in-laws driveway and that's it. Not for commercial use.

    I was thinking about cutting the large top rotted sections out and welding in two pieces on top. I have a roller so I'll be able to put the curve in the patch pieces. Then little pieces to fill in at the bottom. Should I lap the joints or make it fit right in? A lap joint would be better but the snow might stick to it.

    How about treating the rust? I was thinking about possibly blasting then a rust converter then Eastwood rust encapsilator, then paint. Or would you just skip the blasting? I have already hit the large corrosion areas with a needle scraper.

    Or, is there a new skin available and how much is it?

    Thanks in advance for any answers.

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    Regards,

    Redbug2
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2011
  2. snowman123

    snowman123 Senior Member
    Messages: 205

  3. Yooper75

    Yooper75 Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    I would scrap that mold board and look for a used one on Craig's List and E-Bay because the structural integrity has been compromised on that one.
     
  4. NickT

    NickT Senior Member
    Messages: 707

    I read on some other threads about using phosphoric acid to treat the rust. I would replace the entire skin rather than patching good luck
     
  5. lohr

    lohr Junior Member
    from 18411
    Messages: 21

    We reskin plows all the time we have aplate roller that will roll a blade upto 8 feet by 1/4 inch thick if your interested give us a call we are in NEPA (570)487-4151 Thanks Mark