I have a 48" Great Dane Surfer...fixed deck. The machine pretty much made no stripes stock. This year I installed a heavy semi mud flap (I'm a diesel mech. so I can get them all day long) I also installed a roller kit from Big League Lawns. My stripes look pretty darn good the day I cut, but I'll go by a day or two later & they are faded , Other properties I see around town look good all the way till the next cut-what gives. I'm not cutting them too short at all. I was thinking of bolting another flap to the other one-anyone ever tried this? Half the time I have to pull my roller off because it gets caught up under my mower (reverse in uneven terrain) It's a great roller-just an extremely hard fit on my Surfer (between the mounting spot & the catwalk) I want a new mower.