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Snow packing onto bade…

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by plow/truck, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. plow/truck

    plow/truck Member
    Messages: 57

    The search function not working, this has probably been asked before.
    I’m wondering what you are doing to keep snow from packing onto the blade? Mine will pack so thick it will hardly lift up.
    I’m looking at a plastic liner that Western sells for my plow. Do they work good?
    I guess I should mention the roads we do are all gravel, and it has worn all the paint off the blade. My concern with the plastic is it will get scared up and snow will stick to it?
    What should I do?

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  2. ABES

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

    fluid film...
  3. plow/truck

    plow/truck Member
    Messages: 57

    Are you talking about a spray oil?
  4. ABES

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

    yes it comes in a spray can you can get it at any john deere dealership. and you can get a free sample if you pm Dano50 on here.
  5. plow/truck

    plow/truck Member
    Messages: 57

    Thanks for the tip! How often do you need to apply this? Once a day?
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    If you sanded your blade down and painted it, the snow wouldn't stick near as bad. I'm a big user of FF but have not seen too much of a benefit of using it to stop snow from sticking. Maybe are snow is less sticky hear, hopefully it works for you though.
  7. apik1

    apik1 Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    The plastic liner is a better bet than fluid film. The liner is probley about $40 on ebay or a online snow plow part store, where fluid film is about $ 8 - 10 a can. And you have to spray it every time.

    There is on on ebay now item number 260196664418 Or northerntool.com Item# 104081 for $ 29.99

    Just my thoughts
  8. Brandon

    Brandon Member
    Messages: 99

    Fluid film is good stuff, but won't keep the snow of your blade...
  9. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    Paint the blade with Rustoleum...one quart will do. About $8 in Home Depot and you should get a year or two out of it! payup
  10. plow/truck

    plow/truck Member
    Messages: 57

    Thanks for the suggestions, I'll start with the paint and see how long it lasts. :drinkup:
  11. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    fluid flim can also be purchased at local fleet pride if have one near you
  12. plow/truck

    plow/truck Member
    Messages: 57

    I'm assuming it's the brush on stuff. Is this correct?
  13. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    Fleet pride is pretty sweet. I went to mine today, looking for some parts to rebuild a front drive shaft. No where had the right parts, they said they could go through the whole thing for 50 bucks in labor plus parts. SWEET. Definitly not my last experience there.
  14. Kennedy81

    Kennedy81 Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    How often do you get snow in New Mexico? Sorta funny seeing a plow truck surrounded by mosquite trees
  15. apik1

    apik1 Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    I had my blade sand blasted and I painted it with rustoleum and the snow sticks to it like glue. Paint it and put the shield on it.
  16. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    Interlux VC-17m I always wondered how this would work on a plow
    it has Teflon in it. They have it in RED
  17. Dondestro

    Dondestro Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 3

    I painted mine with rustoleum then gloss rustoleum clear coat and it worked great
  18. bharry20

    bharry20 Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    this is my shield after three seasons. very rarely does any snow stick, if it does after on good slam down it is off.

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