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Whats a good primer and paint for plows

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by cgillispn, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. cgillispn

    cgillispn Member
    Messages: 38

    I'm getting my 8' fisher sandblasted. What is a good primer and paint to use? I'm planning on spraying it
  2. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    i would use the por-15 hardnose paint and por-15 as the primer. that stuff is amazing! hard, slick and last forever!
  3. Garagekeeper

    Garagekeeper Senior Member
    Messages: 459

    If you don't want to go and get a second mortgage for materials, Give it a good coating of Yellow Zinc Cromate primer and then a good coat of Rust-Oleum's equipment and tractor paint.
    Very good to excellent coverage and shine, and holds up great!
    I'm sure any other quality equipment coating would work and hold up just as well.
    :rolleyes: John...................
  4. Ian03

    Ian03 Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    Plymouth is a good hike from Hampton NH but there is a guy here who will blast and paint it with the real Fisher paint for 250.00 for an 8 footer. Right now he is a week out so you would have to make 2 trips unfortunately. The place is called Berts Radiators, 603-964-7486. It's right on route 1 in North Hampton NH, about 50-60 minutes north of Boston. Good luck whichever way you go.
  5. cgillispn

    cgillispn Member
    Messages: 38

    how much paint do you think it will take to prime and to paint? Also, por 15 doesnt seem to have a yellow judging by their website.
  6. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    hudred bucks at most i would think for all your por materials.

    they do have a yellow. it might not be the exact yellow. its more of a cat/ john deere yellow. look in their hard nosed paints. i think its like 30bucks for a gallon of por15. maybe 30 more for some metal ready and the degresser, and maybe 20 for a qaurt of paint. would think it would be more then a quart plus the por is black so you could just leve the frame por.
  7. grotecguy

    grotecguy Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    Two years ago I painted my plow with Sikkens Autocryl single stage urethane. It is a 3 step paint. It requires the paint, a hardener, and a reducer. It has high isocyanate content so a respirator is required. I didn't have to pay for it, I just did some plowing at work and things were ok. It's expensive but it held up like iron for 2 years. I had a couple spots this season where it was starting to peel off from pushing parking lot fodder.

    This year I had to buy paint. I used UTEC brand urethane paint. It is a Sikkens second line paint. My supplier says they are phasing out the Autocryl line of paint. It is a 2 step paint, paint and hardener. It also has isocyanates so a respirator is a must. I'm sure it was a lot cheaper than the Autocryl.

    I have right at $100.00 in materials. A quart of paint and the hardener was about $70 and the sealer was right at $30. I bought the sealer at my work, we spray the same paint I bought at my supplier.

    I used a product called "Phix" on the rust. It puts on some kind of coating that is suppose to neutralize the rust. It was only $10.00, cant hurt.

    I used just a little less than a quart of paint and a pint of sealer on my 7 1/2 foot plow. I sprayed it in the drive behind my house one nice Saturday a few weeks back. It turned out pretty well.

    We'll see how it holds up if it snows.....
    Mark k
  8. jt5019

    jt5019 Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    When i needed to touch up my plow the guy at the fisher place told me Rust-Oleum yellow is very close to the original fisher yellow paint and a hell of a lot cheaper.
  9. North Country

    North Country Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    If you paint a lot of equipment or paint every year it can get expensive, so I had a local paint shop shoot a dry Fisher swatch and I mix about a quart of Fisher to a gallon of custom mix.

    It works well and is a heck of a lot cheaper. If you use the custom mix only it is usually a little more yellow than Fisher yellow.

    We use Rustoleum rusty metal primer or a rust inhibitor first. - michael