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How to remove paint

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by gibbonsballer10, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. gibbonsballer10

    gibbonsballer10 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 265

    I bought a toro walkbehind today for a really nice price. It has a lot of paint peeling and was wondering how I could remove the paint from the deck so I could paint it the right way. I dont have a sander so any other ideas? Thanks.
  2. StihlMechanic

    StihlMechanic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,133

    They make a paint remover in a can. Use that or a wire brush.
  3. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,359

    Honestly you will never get a repaint to last like the original finish. I bought a used Scag that had the deck painted with bedliner. After 6 months hardly any wear. Just scuff it with a coarse pad or sandpaper.:usflag:
  4. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,803

    Drill, $3 wire brush for drill, Ace Rust Stop (the best)
  5. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 40,280

    Get yourself a good chemical paint stripper and a pair of rubber gloves.
  6. Greyst1

    Greyst1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 900

    Ignore all the previous post. Break the machine down and media blast (sand, crushed walnuts, and i think there is a silicon product now that does less damage to the metal) all painted parts. Once your done find a powder coat painter (a company that does powder coating). This part will take some time but they are out there. Will probably take some time to work your mower in but they will do it.

    Good luck and post some pics when your done.
  7. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,359

    Considering he doesn't even have a sander I'm sure blasting and powder coating are out of financial reach.:usflag:
  8. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,321

    Get you an hvlp paint gun and mix some paint with lots of hardener.
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  9. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,803

    Id agree that there's better ways to do it. But the way I said was by far the easiest.
  10. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,142

    I was thinking the same thing

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