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snow sticking

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ultimateinc, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. ultimateinc

    ultimateinc Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    do you guys use or know of any material to put on your plows so snow doesnt stick to them so bad ? i get so much snow stuck on my plows and even when we bang them against the ground it doesnt wanna come off. anything you guys recommend on using on them ?
  2. geer hed

    geer hed Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    Wax good ole wax will do the trick.
  3. Jacobsmovinsnow

    Jacobsmovinsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    Dont let the tree huggers read this. Good ole Diesel Fuel
  4. ultimateinc

    ultimateinc Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    thank you ill throw some one
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Fluid Film is the best
  6. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    i tried flrid film a couple years ago, it worked for the first lot or two but that was it. do you have to keep treating it or what?
  7. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    Maybe you didn't put enough on. I have treated my plows with Fluid Film for several years, and it seems to last 2 to 3 events per treatment. I know I am not a huge contractor by any means, but I plow about 14 acres worth per event, so I think it works pretty well. I know it has given me better results, then pam, wd/40 or diesel fuel has done in the past.
  8. stackmaster

    stackmaster Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    Yes you will need to reapply as required. How long the film stays on depends on the snow, weight, moisture etc.
  9. abbe

    abbe Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 718

    who cares? your just gunna get more snow on it?
  10. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Silicone spray.
  11. bighornjd

    bighornjd Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    Fluid Film. Apply liberally. To the whole plow. Both sides. The whole truck actually. Well, that's what I do. :)
  12. Sp3cialized

    Sp3cialized Member
    from CT
    Messages: 58

    I think the Western part has something to do with it.. lol

    All I do is go spray my truck down at the carwash after storms and the last coat is the high pressure wax.
  13. JTVLandscaping

    JTVLandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 862

    I bought my first can of fluid film this week before the snow but forgot to apply it, heard great things about it so I can't wait to try it
  14. geer hed

    geer hed Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    WAX, car wax.
    Thats all you need, I put it on about once every 2 or 3 years and have no problem with snow sticking.

    I tried that fluid film stuff once and was not a bit impressed by it. A meyers dealer told me about it and said he was selling quite a bit of it. when I went back to him, I told him I won't be buying any more of it. I just didn't find that it worked like they claim.
  15. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    ya i have done wax in the past, it worked pretty good. i'm gonna try the fluid film thing again, just picked up a can this morning. already sprayed plow. we are supposed to get snow tonight so hopefully i can try it out.
  16. RobE

    RobE Junior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 29

    This is what I use. CRC Silicone spray is $2.17/can from Walmart.
  17. Sp3cialized

    Sp3cialized Member
    from CT
    Messages: 58


    x100 FF is a croc if you're looking for legit anti-stick protection. Maybe it's good for something else, though.

  18. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,143

    A wax candle is all you need. Heat it up just a tiny bit each time you rub it on the plow. I do it on my ATV plow, snow blower chute and the shovels. FF is a joke. I tried it in the past and it didn't last but a day if that. I found the wax lasts 10x longer and it's THE cheapest means of preventing snow from sticking.
  19. edgeair

    edgeair Senior Member
    Messages: 597

    As an experiment (I was skeptical) I tried FF this year for the first time. Did a test on my 9' HLA pusher, sprayed half - liberally - with FF, left the other half without anything. Snow stuck to the FF side, not the other side first time out.

    Nuff said.

    Might make a good rust preventer on your truck/plow, but sure doesn't keep the snow from sticking. Rust preventers are designed to be tacky so they stay on the metal - exactly the opposite that you would want for your plow....
  20. D&E

    D&E Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    Snowboard wax. Works great and makes the most sense to me, especially on a poly blade.