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Any truth to spraying WD-40 to it?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by ALarsh, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. ALarsh

    ALarsh Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    My dealer told me to spray the WHOLE plow down with WD-40 after a storm. Anybody do this? What do you do to it after the storm?
  2. starc

    starc Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    I just put mine away and hope it doesn't snow again... Many times I will actually sand blast and repaint the plow late every fall.
    I notice some or possible even most of you guys love plowing snow, I'm more of a hot weather guy and look at snow plowing as a job :(
  3. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    I power wash mine and grease the hinges & pins.
  4. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I wash mine every chance I get to. I have a heated garage and hot water pressure washer which makes it very nice. Waxing the blade a couple times a year isn't a bad idea. WD-40 would make a huge mess imo.
  5. Bad Luck

    Bad Luck Senior Member
    Messages: 741

    Hose it down and grease anything tha moves with Fluid Film. I had two years on a Fisher and not one rust spot. I wouldn't use WD-40. It doesn't hold up as well to the elements as some of the other lubricants out there.
  6. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    Definetly use Fluid Film! I sprayed mine down weeks ago and its still on there even after washing it down once, the stuff is the best lube I've ever used. We use it on the bottom of our mowers and they still look new even after a full season and the grass comes right off , no more scraping under the decks, just hose it off. My new truck is the next thing to get sprayed down with it.
  7. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    I see it as a job. Howerver
    I enjoy Plowing, the first couple of snow falls, as the season goes on I get tired of it
  8. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    I'm on the fluid film bandwagon.
  9. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,107

    I too start off with the right idea, Fluid Flim all the way, but by the middle, tail end of the season I'm like I'll do it later and it never happens.

    I just got a new ATV ( with Plow, for Plowing ONLY ) and rest assured it's getting a Fluid Flim spray down next week.
  10. 4x4Farmer

    4x4Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 953

    I have never tried the fluidfilm, but I think im going to have to try it, casue all of you guys Love it!
  11. LLM Ann Arbor

    LLM Ann Arbor Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    After washing I use a liberal amount of wd40, on pins, rams, trip springs, all exposed bolt threads and sometimes the blade edge.

    Maybe it doesn't do a damned thing but it makes me feel better.
  12. LLM Ann Arbor

    LLM Ann Arbor Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    Make sure you bring your wallet.

    Stuffs expensive as hell.
  13. Bry@n

    Bry@n Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    I received a sample of the fluid film. It was great. I liked it so much I ordered a case of it.

    As far as expense, well, you get what you pay for. I like it alot.
  14. ALarsh

    ALarsh Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    I think fluid film on moving parts is a great idea. I thought he was a little crazy to tell me to spray down the moldboard and everything with WD-40. What a mess.
  15. Bry@n

    Bry@n Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    I am sure it wouldn't hurt anything. It is rather thick and I don't think it would make a mess like wd-40. wd-40 is alot thinner and would have a lot of run off.
  16. HoneyDooYrdWrk

    HoneyDooYrdWrk Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    where can a gu go about getting this flud film and how much is it, is it in a can ike wd40 or a bottle or what?
  17. Bry@n

    Bry@n Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    I just bought a case of the 11 +oz cans. They are similar if not the same size as the big spray can of wd.

    You can order online at the links above or go to there site and call the people.

    Real easy process.
  18. ECS

    ECS Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    You can get it in an 11 oz spray can (Ithink it is 11 oz) or you can buy it in a 1 & a 5 gallon bucket. The spray can is like $7.50 per can.
  19. Dano50

    Dano50 PlowSite.com Addict
    from CA
    Messages: 1,270

    We are trying to make it easier for you guys to find the product and are on the verge of some big new distribution.
    Thanks for all the great support! :drinkup:
  20. SpruceLandscape

    SpruceLandscape Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    Hey, I'm on the WHERE CAN I FIND THE STUFF bandwagon as well. I've been looking for something like that for the last couple of seasons, but have never heard of it before. How far does a can/bottle of this stuff go as far as coating a plow? Also interested in it for my mowers and possibly my 4-wheeler. Thanks, Chuck