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Discussion in 'Sno-Way Discussion' started by Farmer_01, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. Farmer_01

    Farmer_01 Member
    Messages: 31

    How bad do you think this looks? Both sides of my front mount bracket have what appears to be only surface rust on them. The plow is only 2 seasons old and was wondering what I should do to prevent the rust from becoming an issue. My snowplow is a 29series. My plow frame also has small surface rust spots. Does anybody have any ideas?:help: Oh, one more thing, how come three of the bolts have the same amount of rust on them but one has none. I would have thought that all of the bolts would look the same.

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  2. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    I Would scrap off as much flaking paint as you can and spray down the rusty spots with permatex rust treatment. Or if you want it to look new you could just repaint it.
  3. Farmer J

    Farmer J Junior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 12

    if you have the time take the whole harness off and repaint it, sand blasting is best but a wire wheel on a grinder will take care of the rust and then blow it off wipe it down with the thinner that matches your pain prime and paint. good paint and primer is money well spent. as far as the bolts different batches different coating, if seen that sort of thing a lot. or buy a can of fluid film and go nuts, you can always repaint later and the ff will help keep the rust from getting worse.
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Take a wire brush to it and paint it with rust paint. I do my trucks almost every year. It doesn't matter what kind of blade it is, your harness is going to rust. JMO
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993


    KINNCO Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    After you get all the work finished coat it good with fluid film.... and again before you start plowing. You won't have that problem anymore.
    Also spray all the plugs in the rear, FF helps prevent corrosion and will remove any corrosion that has already formed
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2008
  7. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    thats newyork for you thought right???
  8. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    Ya, I'd agree with what someone else here said. POR 15. That stuff is great.
  9. Farmer_01

    Farmer_01 Member
    Messages: 31

    First of all, thanks for all of the advise! I think I am going to wire brush it, paint it, and finish with Fluid film. Not to be to big of a tree hugger but I went to both of their websites and went to the FAQ section to see what they had to say about themselves. I guess what really sold me was the ease of handling. It didn't hurt that it is also sold at John Deere dealers and there is one about a 10 minute drive away.

    Thanks again for the help.:salute:
  10. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    what would be nice instead of just painting it, take it to a body shop and let them shoot it, or powder coat it because if you just paint it with spray paint, it will probably happen again. somebody told me once it takes about 8 coats of shake and shoot to equal one from a paint booth