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post #1 of 17 Old 10-18-2007, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
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Hey Fellas. I am going to sell my plow and the people that had it before painted it red. I am wanting to sand it down and paint it.As is it is flaking what kind of rattle can should I use and what grit wet sand or no>?

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I wouldn't worry about wet sanding. Does the plow have rust spots or is the paint just flaking. If its just flaking and you don't have to get rid of any corrosion just lightly sand the whole plow so the new paint will stick. Use some medium sandpaper probobly 80-120 grit and find some good rust preventive paint.

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There is a couple products that lock the rust up and make a paintable service. I would go the the dump and see about household product recycling (people turn in paint and they let others take it for free), or get a quart of Rustoleum. Rust-Oleum Brands - Stopping Rust is Just the Start
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i believe this post belongs somewhere besides "General Diesel Discussion" maybe?

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if it has alot of flaky paint, you might try sand blasting it.

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i believe this post belongs somewhere besides "General Diesel Discussion" maybe?
Yeah good catch, but their really isn't a good place on the forum to put it. Maybe we should add a section on painting, and body work, or somthing along those lines. Doesn't really fit in the topics for the off topic section either. I guess I don't see any harm with it here

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I would go with some of that hammertone by rustoleum.
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might be a bad time to sell the plow. Farmers Almanac says this winter is gonna be the roughest one in years.

If I was gonna repaint it I would rough it up with a wire wheel first to knock off the flaking paint and bust off any rust. THen either krylon or rustoleum would be my pick for rattle can.

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I dont want it and need the $$ for tires.cant plow without tires lol.It is flaking really bad and looks hidieous no rust just flaking what should i do get a die grinder and a snading pad?

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their really isn't a good place on the forum to put it.
Looks like an excelent thread for the Off Topic parent forum. I could care less really, just isn't what i expected to find when i went to this forum looking around.

Sorry!
back to sanding plows or plowing sand...whatever it was...lol.

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