Protecting mower finish...!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Turf Commando, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,186

    Alright guys, I know auto detailing been running a business for years .
    Who waxes their equipment trucks, trailers, mowers etc...?

    You will find by doing so, the paint will last longer from natures elements also, make weekly washing a breeze...(due to slick surface)

    ''Your destination isn't important, it's how you look when you arrive that counts.''

    For those who want to know, what wax is best, no Doubt (Meguiar's professional line)...
  2. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,804

    Trucks and trailers Yes!..Mower only did once when they were new now im to lazy and just power wash the mowers..:rolleyes:
  3. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    Would never think of waxing a mower (If I did I wouldnt tell ya anyway!).
  4. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,185

    how often do you wash rig?wash today dirty today
  5. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare LawnSite Senior Member
    from iowa
    Posts: 533

    i wax my mowers to keep them clean. The same with the trailers and trucks too.
  6. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    Trucks get washed as needed, at least when rain isn't in the immediate forecast, so about every 2 to 3 weeks usually. Driving them filthy dirty is inevitable. Also can't wash them at home here because our city water is so bad... Iv'e tried and tried and no matter what I use to dry with you still end up with horrible hard water spots and streaks.

    The mowers, well I commend you for having the drive and desire to wash and wax them! Iv'e never found an easy way to even wash them because there's so many nooks and crannies, and then so many bolts and things sticking out. There's never more than a few inches of flat surface in one spot to be able to clean, let alone put wax on... Last mower I waxed was my Ariens YT-11 lawn tractor, when I was 15. It had a nice big hood and fenders to actually apply wax to!
  7. fourbybud

    fourbybud LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 196

    I use Johnsons furniture polish/wax. Works great on powdercoat. My dealer recomended it. I spray it on the tires to.
  8. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,285

    at the beginning of the year i wash and wax my mowers, it keeps stuff from sticking to it as bad, so i can blow or rinse it of during the year:usflag:
  9. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Posts: 1,818

    I worked at a nice carwash during high school so I have the bug for keeping everything really clean. Truck gets washed at least once or twice a week and gets waxed usually once a month depending on conditions. Although I do feel a bit gay when doing so, I have waxed mowers before. Not to get them shiny so much but it does help alot with cleaning them next week and so on.
  10. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    we wax trucks twice per year and was as needed. we get so busy it gets hard sometimes, but try to keep a clean appearance and get comments alot on clean and not beat up equipment etc

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