What snow plow paint should I use?

It’s inevitable, isn’t it?

A few harsh winters in Minnesota and your snow plow starts getting nicks and dings in it. And before you know it … rust.

The only way to prevent this is to regularly paint your plow and make sure it is protected from the elements.

I’ve owned a number of different brands of plows – Fisher, Boss, Meyer, Western – and I’ve figured out over time what paint works best with each one. I figured I’d share these with you to help take some of the guess work out of it for you.

If you plan on repainting, I would follow these steps for any type of plow you have:

  1. Remove all dirt, rust and loose paint/paint chips from the surface of the plow. I like to use a wire wheel similar to this one.
  2. Apply 1 coat of primer.  I typically use a grey automotive primer similar to this one.
  3. Finally, I apply a few coats of paint until I’m happy with how it looks.  I have the different paints you need for different brand plows below.

Fisher Snow Plow Paint

For Fisher snow plows I like the look of the Rust-oleum Gloss Sunburst Yellow paint.  You can barely tell the difference between it and the factory paint.

Boss Snow Plow Paint

You could buy the official Boss paint from a local dealer or from here.  But not everybody wants to spend half their paycheck for the month on paint.  One alternative is the Rust-oleum Gloss Sunrise Red and Gloss Black. Those 2 colors will be so close to the official Boss colors that you’ll hardly tell the difference.

Western Snow Plow Paint

You can actually use the same paint for Western snow plows as you can for Boss snow plows. The Rust-oleum Gloss Sunrise Red is a great match to the factory color.

There you have it.  That should be all you need to have your plow looking like new in no time.  Let me know below in the comments if you have any suggestions for paint or if you have any questions.

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