Rusty Muffler

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Skimastr105, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. Skimastr105

    Skimastr105 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Does anyone have a good, inexpensive, solution for eliminating the rust on a muffler? They seem to rust very quickly and I feel this makes the entire machine look run down and unprofessional.

    Thanks
     
  2. Grass-Masters

    Grass-Masters LawnSite Senior Member
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    Try high temp paint. Just take it off, shoot it, and put it back on.
     
  3. Total.Lawn.Care

    Total.Lawn.Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    I was gonna suggest the same thing, keep it painted...
     
  4. SimonCX

    SimonCX LawnSite Senior Member
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    I used black spary paint for grills, it's not a gloss finish but it held up very well this year. It was cheaper at the time and I though I'd try it, it worked very well.
     
  5. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    Can't paint the inside which is really what matters. Besides, the rust burns off after running it a little while.
     
  6. Godfather

    Godfather LawnSite Member
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    does fluid film work
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  7. Total.Lawn.Care

    Total.Lawn.Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Being what it is and it does not evaporate, I would think it would cause alot of smoke... But who I am to say above the expert.

    Dan, where are you??????
     
  8. jkingrph

    jkingrph LawnSite Senior Member
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    Get some OSPHO, converts rust to a hard, difficult to rust compound, then paint with high temp paint.
     
  9. Skimastr105

    Skimastr105 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thank you for your input everyone.
     
  10. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
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    I sanded them down the other day & painted them w/ BBQ Grill paint. Looks nice for now. We'll see how it holds up.
     

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