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Painting western plow - western paint or rustoleum?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by JB800, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. JB800

    JB800 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I have a 7 1/2 unimount that is starting to get very bad. As soon as the season ends I plan on painting it. From what I searched, I plan to use paint stripper, then rustoleum rust reformer, then rusty metal primer, then paint it. Any suggestions? Should I use the western paint or rustoleum sunrise red? Thnx
  2. geer hed

    geer hed Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    I've had good luck repainting my plow with rustoleum,but it's whichever you like. Some guys will say stay with the western paint, because they think it's sacriligous or something to use anything else. ( I work with a guy like that, drives me nuts). In my opinion, which is less expensive ? Thats the one for me.
  3. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    Whatever you do shoot 2 coats, use a hardner, and allow pleanty time to dry before you use the plow. I also vote rustoleum paint. No need to spend extra money on "Western Paint"
  4. campkd6

    campkd6 Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    I second what Bossman said.
  5. Jacobsmovinsnow

    Jacobsmovinsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    I like to paint on a hot day , blast the plow assy with a high powered pressure washer. Let it dry for a day and found success with any type of rust paint, however I will add reducer and hardener for a tough finish.