Cleaning the mower deck

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TennisBum, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. TennisBum

    TennisBum LawnSite Member
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    I read a post on here some time ago where someone used some chemical to spray on their deck and the grass just fell off. I think their dealer told them about it. Does anyone remember this?

    Also, has anyone tried CLEAN DECK ? Heres a link:
  2. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    Never heard of that "clean deck" stuff.

    I'm going to be coating the underside of my new JD with Fluid Film. It will help prevent grass build up and will also protect the underside of the deck, so it will give me all I will need.
  3. TennisBum

    TennisBum LawnSite Member
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    You're in for a rude awakening. Been there, done that.

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I second the fluid greatly reduces the build up under the deck and whatever does eventually build up over time comes off very easily.
  5. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    I was hoping you'd chime in on this discussion Bill. After all you've used fluid film longer than I have (considering this will be my first mower I put it on).:waving:
  6. TennisBum

    TennisBum LawnSite Member
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    Just bought a quart of the CLEAN DECK. I'll let you know the results.
  7. TennisBum

    TennisBum LawnSite Member
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    My experience with Fluid Film is that it doesn't help with grass build up. It is an excellent preserver of metal - protector. I'm speaking from experience. That JD deck will go along way on it's own toward keeping the deck clean because of how smooth it is.
  8. ProSeasons

    ProSeasons LawnSite Member
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    Nobody uses 'Slip Plate' anymore? I was going to try a combination of Slip Plate and Fluid Film this season.
  9. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have tried everything...even Fluid Film. The only thing that cleans the deck is a pressure washer or a scraper blade. If someone would make Teflon durable enough that would make cleanup a snap.
  10. fazzy815-66

    fazzy815-66 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Man! I wish someone made something easy. I hate getting under there and scraping that crap! but it's part of the job. clean deck, clean cut!!:hammerhead:

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