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Plow refurbishing?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by mikeitu7, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. mikeitu7

    mikeitu7 Senior Member
    from Palos
    Messages: 277

    Anyone know who blasts and paints plows for a reasonable price around the Chicago area. I called someone today but I thought the price was pretty steep $800, what do all of you think? I know I will not get to it pretty soon, so might as well get it done before it starts snowing.
  2. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,613

    I paid $1000 to blast and powdercoat in CT. You get what you pay for...
  3. Kavu

    Kavu Member
    Messages: 60

    I got a quote for sandblast/paint for around $700-800. Ended up getting it powder coated and sandblasted for $300.
  4. mikeitu7

    mikeitu7 Senior Member
    from Palos
    Messages: 277

    Would be a road trip for me. I had seen that a member in Michigan also does it around $300-$500. I'll just have to keep shopping, or wait till I have a little bit more free time.
  5. fourthcoastcont

    fourthcoastcont Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    If you had spent a bit more for the ss plow you wouldn't have to sand blast and paint anything
  6. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    Even on a stainless plow the frame work is still mild steel, so it still has a chance to start rusting if you don't stay on top of it. I took a 9 foot western straight blade, and a 8 foot rear plow with all brackets for both plows to a company about 45 minutes east of here and had them blasted and powder coated this fall for a total price of 478.74. It took them a couple weeks to work me in, but I had time so I went with them. The next closest place that had an oven big enough wanted 100.00 dollars per foot for the mold boards only.
  7. Greenery

    Greenery 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,438

    I just had one done. I paid $125 for the blasting and $140 for the powder coating.
  8. Jay51

    Jay51 Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Kavu, where in RI did you get your plow powder coated?
  9. Kavu

    Kavu Member
    Messages: 60

    I had mine done at Bell's Powder Coating in North Attleboro, MA. The plow came out great...

  10. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    For that kind of money, I'd rent one of those diesel air compressors for a day with the sandblaster attachment and do it myself....

    I was quoted $1000 for a Boss V, but I had to tear it down myself, transport it, and paint it. They would only blast it for a grand. No thanks. If it took them more than an hour with that big equipment the operator needs a slap...! And I'm not paying $1k/hr!!!
  11. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    I got three blades done this year. 1 9.2 Boss V cost 350.00 dollars, 1 9ft Western Uni-Mount and all the brackets costs 225.00 dollars, and 1 8ft rear plow with all the brackets cost 235.00 dollars. That was with me completly tearing them down, transporting them to the shop, then they sandblasted, and powder coated them, then I went back picked it all up brought it home and reassembled them. So I have 835.00 dollars in all 3 of them.
  12. yardsmith

    yardsmith Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    I rebuilt mine last fall 2009. Welded supports & new metal near the bottom to brace it, sandblasted here & there to get rid of rust, had some stainless panels rolled to match the curve & then I welded them in place, & primed & brush painted to complete. Feels much better to take it out in public now lol
    The brown primer has been painted red & looks good- a bonus is the snow really files off the stainless panels





  13. hondarecon4435

    hondarecon4435 Senior Member
    Messages: 277

    lets see a picture of it all painted
  14. South Seneca

    South Seneca Senior Member
    Messages: 474

    Are those holes for wings?
    I've never seen wings on a V.

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    lets see some pictures of the finished product
  16. herb1001

    herb1001 Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    Nice.....how old is that plow?