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After Snow Plow Care

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Jone43, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. Jone43

    Jone43 Member
    Messages: 30

    I have always made a practice of scrubbing my plow down top to bottom and spraying it with a fine coat of WD-40 after every use. My current plow is only a year old but looks as if it just came out of the box. Recently someone told me that WD-40 soaking on the plow will do more harm then good. Anybody out there have any opinion? Is there another product out there that you guys like? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

    2003 Chevy 2500 HD 6.0
    8' Western Ultra Mount
  2. Rainman

    Rainman Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    Personally I use Fluid Film. It is a lubricant as well as a rust inhibitor. Works well for me!
  3. IndySnowPlow

    IndySnowPlow Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 214

    Anything ( spray ) that will "displace" water and is not a listed corrosive should work on helping you to protect metals (plows). I have used WD40 for years,,,,no problems. I also use silicone spray ( it bonds a bit better )..Also DURA LUBE in the pump spray bottle is really good stuff as a lubricant.
  4. Jone43

    Jone43 Member
    Messages: 30

    Thanks guys. I could not understand how WD could be detrimental to the metal or even hoses or fittings. I wonder why plow manufactures dont sell something for after snow care?
  5. f350dieselemt

    f350dieselemt Member
    Messages: 89


    what exactly does something like wd-40 do for the plow why do people do it
  6. danno

    danno Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    Probably because they want your plow to get old, as fast as possible, for you to buy a "nicer" looking one. I wonder also why they don`t sell a plow cover thats "breathable" to keep it nice when outdoors also. :confused:

    JKOOPERS Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    what you really need is a salt nuetralizer to spray on the equipment i dont care how many times use wash your plow or spreader you will still see the residu. my father in-law sells it. more info email me at kustom-kare@sbcglobal.net
  8. mister_snowplow

    mister_snowplow Senior Member
    Messages: 173

    WD-40 helps to prevent snow from sticking to your plow. :)
  9. danno

    danno Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    It`s a lubicant/ protectant
  10. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,127

    I only use Corrosion X. They do not give this stuff away but it works. It is for aircraft ans marine use,they both have high corrosion rates. Web site is wwwcorrosionx.com They even have a special corrosion x hd for high corrosion area's. If you try this stuff you will not use anything else.

    Regards Mike
  11. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    WD40 was the 40th formula the inventor tried of a Water Dispersing Lubricant- it is NOT a protectant- rain will wash it off. The fact that it happens to have penitrating properties doesn;t change that either- spray your plow then check after a rain storm.

    My local Fisher dealer recomends a specific sillicone spray they sell which is what I normally use on pivoting points- white moly grease if I am out of silicone.
  12. jasf

    jasf Member
    Messages: 63

    Castle Big 5 seems to be the popular choice around here.Lubricant,waterproofer&rust inhibitor all in 1 can.
  13. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    I've used wd-40 for years with excellent results.
  14. J HIsch

    J HIsch Member
    Messages: 66

    CRC marine lube- you spray it on outboards and jet skis after being in salt water to prevent rustin on the engines etc. With all the water and salt our plows encounter this is by far best.
  15. andrewlawnrangr

    andrewlawnrangr Senior Member
    Messages: 339

    hand wax??

    what about hand waxing the front and as much as i can and spray on waxing the rest????? this is what i did to mine.. BUT THERE IS NOT SNOW..there for i dont know how it works. i used mothers wax....
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2005
  16. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

  17. MLB

    MLB Senior Member
    Messages: 110


    it has solvents, that's why it will degrease your hands or remove residues on things. But after they evaporate it leaves a sticky residue that does attract and hold dirt.
    That's why you should never use WD40 as a lubricant!
    You hear the same stories: "got this squeeky widget, but I keep a can of WD and give it a shot and it's good as new!" " about every month or so"................

    It AIN"T a lubricant!

    My understanding is it was invented during WWII to spray and protect metal parts while being shipped overseas. Before it, NEW parts were arriving already rusting from the salt water spray.
  18. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    This is true. Allways lubricate moving parts after using wd40 as it does leave a residue which will protect.
  19. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    We have been using WD-40 for years with good results. Another great product is called "Rost Off" and we get it at our local John Deere dealer.
  20. Robhollar

    Robhollar Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    You guys make me laugh, wax you plow!!!!! Your guys are really nutz. Dont you have better things to do but wax your plow? Its a piece of equip its not a show piece. I never heard of a guy spraying down his track hoe cause he wants it to look good. Get a hobby already!!!! Sheesh....Rob