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#1 1964Deere OFFLINE  


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Posted February 10, 2016 - 08:32 AM

I have a friend who is in process of restoring an old plow and and he asked me about how to keep the moldboard in a polished look permanently but he wants to leave it shiny(like just been out plowing) not black paint. I suggested maybe a clearcoat over a polished moldboard but didn't know how well it would adhere. What have you seen done to accomplish this. Thanks
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Posted February 10, 2016 - 08:42 AM

That's how I would try it. Have seen bare metal cars with clear coat.

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Posted February 10, 2016 - 09:04 AM

A good clear coat will do it. Either gloss or matte gloss. I use a lot of the matte when I want to keep the patina look to it and it looks to be locked in time.

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Posted February 10, 2016 - 10:23 AM

He may already have what he needs.
Many of the restorers of older farm equipment give it a coat of linseed oil or linseed and turpentine mix to preserve.
He should do some research on preserving both metal and wood with linseed oil to see if it's what he would want to have as a finished product.
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Posted February 10, 2016 - 07:24 PM

Or he could paint with aluminum paint. Some aluminum paints are real shiny.