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Western Plow Repaint

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Drew2010, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. Drew2010

    Drew2010 Senior Member
    Messages: 216

    Well, I bought a used 8 foot western last winter/fall. By the time I got it on my truck there was no more snow. Darn. Oh well ive got it.
    So anyway it was in ok shape but not good enough for my likings. So I took it home in July from the storage shed, you should see the looks I got. lol. So teardown began.





    Last edited: Aug 12, 2009
  2. Drew2010

    Drew2010 Senior Member
    Messages: 216

    A few more pictures.





  3. Drew2010

    Drew2010 Senior Member
    Messages: 216

  4. Drew2010

    Drew2010 Senior Member
    Messages: 216

  5. Drew2010

    Drew2010 Senior Member
    Messages: 216

    I had the rust sandblasted. Then I used a rust converter on the whole blade. Then came paint. Its rustoleum sunrise red. I used a little bit more hardener then required. But as i have experienced, The more the better. I used a roller and a brush. Put it on thick. I have about 4 to 5 wet coats then two coats after it had dried. I got the decal kit of ebay for $18. This is it. Sorry for the Pictures being out of order. I hoped you enjoyed it

    Last edited: Aug 12, 2009
  6. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    looks awesome man, you did a nice job
  7. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Sweet! Nice work. Isn't grinding off paint fun??
  8. fordmstng66

    fordmstng66 Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    That looks awesome!!!
  9. Drew2010

    Drew2010 Senior Member
    Messages: 216

    Thanks guys.

    Oh yeah. The guy that did the sandblasting said he did a whole plow and the bill was over $600 at $35 an hour. I was like screw that just get the rusted areas. I paid $87 for the blasting. Not too bad but it left alot for me to do on my own. But me and my trusty grinder got er done.
  10. Truck207

    Truck207 Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 91

    What type of rust converter did you use?
  11. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    nice, you did a great job, what did you put over the rusted spots to prevent it from coming back?
  12. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Looks good. How much time did it take you?
  13. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    Not sure what he used But Por 15 is a product that can be used
  14. Drew2010

    Drew2010 Senior Member
    Messages: 216

    The product was made by Permitex. The guy at the blaster suggested it. I wanted to do rust bullet or POR, but wow is that expensive. Anyway, You brush it on. And it turns the rusty metal to a black paint able surface. It seemed to work fairly well. I guess well find out.

    I dont know exactly it took. I worked on it a little at a time due to work, But if I had to guess. I spent about 10 hours on it. Minus the time to have it blasted. Not too bad, And deff worth it.
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2009
  15. Gear_Head

    Gear_Head Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 245

    I am doing this with my plow as we speak. Where did you buy the Permitex?
  16. towpro570

    towpro570 Senior Member
    Messages: 241

    nice job i'm starting to do 3 westerns & 3 meyers hope mine turn out that nice lol :drinkup:
  17. Schwinn68

    Schwinn68 Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    I'll be starting my rebuild as soon as i finish painting the garage and putting it all back to gether. Nice job on the plow! I hope mine turns out that nice.
  18. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,137

    Plow looks great.
    Looks brand new.
  19. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    Looks really nice there Drew.
  20. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Is there anything one could apply onto the existing paint to strip it down to metal other than having to physically grind or sandblast?