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Plow Repair

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by spslandscaping, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. spslandscaping

    spslandscaping Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Hey, so this is the first time I am freshening up a plow and have some questions.

    Plow- Wetern MVP Pro Plus 8.5

    Attached are photos of the current state its in. Works perfect, just needs repainted.

    How have you done it? I purchased the western roll on paint from a local shop, who said using a metal wheel grind all the rust off, blow it, dust it paint it. Now, the wheels dont take off any existing paint, just the rust itself, so do you paint right over the existing paint?


  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,398

    Need to get off all the rust and try to see how far it spread. Usually rust spreads farther then just that spot.
    I'm.pretty sure the wheels WILL take off the paint. If it'll remove rust it'll remove paint/powder coat. Also need to "scuff up" any surface before paint
  3. Plowin Dodge

    Plowin Dodge Member
    Messages: 53

    if you want it to last, I would get it sandblasted, then epoxy primer and then at least 3 coats of single stage polyurethane.. Other option is sandblast and powdercoat
  4. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,699

    I've never heard of powder coat ? Is it good stuff ?:dizzy:
  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,398

    Western claims it's a tuff baked on finish.
    We were pealing it off after 2-3 years
  6. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,699


    I would make the assumption that a large majority of "large manufacturers" who do powdercoating process in their producing of product, take the "easy route" for prepping the material to be coated.

    I know of a national door company that does nothing but a "chemical wash" to their steel before powder coating it. It doesn't last very long.

    OTOH, the local shop I use sandblasts every piece after chemical cleaning, ensuring good "bite" the the metal, and then powder coats it. It's a much better result.
  7. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,601

    Pay some one to sand blast it. Did one myself with a sand blaster I got from tractor supply. Never again. Wipe it down with laquer thinner before you paint it. Don't be in a hurry. Prime it then paint with good quality paint.