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Stainless steel moldboard slick idea ?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by welded wrenches, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. welded wrenches

    welded wrenches Senior Member
    Messages: 177

    Slippery idea.Anyone custom fabricated a non-magnetic stainless steel (sheet metal thickness) liner and tack weld this over the entire face of the orignal mold board I am going to try this.Just tack weld the outer perimeter and a few midway/center plug welds. I'll be using stainless mig weld and grind/sand welds smooth. End result very little snow sticking to mold board,less weight for E-47 w/st-90 lift up.and a mirror like finish.*non magnetic stainless is tougher to cut than magnetic stainless. im a newbie 1st posing.great site,ive been reading these posts for over a years thank you mark/welded wrenches
  2. North Country

    North Country Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    welded wrenches Welcome!

    Make sure that you post pics of this project, it is very interesting. If done correctly I bet it will look great and at a fraction of the price of an X-Blade! – michael
  3. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    I was going to do the stainless moldboard ( may do it anyways) but I bought a sheet of 1/16" thick LEXAN and pop-rivited it to the moldboard, it is slicker then a greased eel!
  4. Smitty58

    Smitty58 Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    Big Nate - I like the idea of Lexan over the moldboard. Where do you buy lexan and how much does a piece that big cost? Would plexiglass work as good?
  5. DouglasCo

    DouglasCo Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Both these sound like good ideas. Has anyone else done this? Pics? Does stainless resist sticking as much as poly? I hear everyone talking about sticking, but I haven't had much issue, but i've only seen a few months of dry snow here in Colorado. Maybe its a coastal thing.
  6. stangman35

    stangman35 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    There is a paint we use on the farm thats called slickplate,you paint inside of wagons or dump pits to make grain and dust slide down eaiser.Should do the same for a snow blade.I think you can get it at any farm store,its a gray metallic color.It is slick to,everything slides off of it.I think it has graphite in it.
  7. tsmith

    tsmith Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    The slickplate stuff woks pretty good, lasts as long and works about as good as plain old aluminum paint from walmart. But I bought a poly liner this year and it's by far better, and doesn't need re-applied during the season.
  8. wagonman76

    wagonman76 Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    My blade is galvanized steel and snow does not stick to it. Probably cheaper than stainless if anyone wants to try it as a liner.