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Painting my mower deck

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by stevesmowing, Feb 12, 2004.

  1. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    Hey guys my mower deck was in need of help so I took it off the mower and got to work with an angle grinder with flap disks and a wire bush and a cup wire brush it took me about 30 hours for all the prep and the 1 coat of primmer and and 2 coats of rustolem paint. It worked great. Have to see how it will hold up.

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  2. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    looks like a job well done, hope it holds up for a long time.
     
  3. Gilla Gorilla

    Gilla Gorilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    You will have to let us know how it is holding up throught the
    summer if you dont mind.
     
  4. LawnPerfect

    LawnPerfect LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    :dizzy: 30 hours???

    If I spent that much time on something like that then I would kick the wife out of bed and sleep with it.

    Looks great though
     
  5. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,410

    Looks very nice steve, hope it holds up well.
    Anyone ever sand blasted their dect? I know youll have to remove spindles and stuff, but it would be quick and the blasting process slightly pitts the surface alowing better adhersion of the paint. I sand blasted my jeeps chasis 10 years ago and painted with epoxy paint and it still looks like new
     
  6. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 927

    I think with all the prep hours you should have used a single stage acrylic enamel auto paint. Would have provided a much more durable finish.
     
  7. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 927

    Also, I think some fresh decals would give it a finishing touch
     
  8. dirtbikernas

    dirtbikernas LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    looks good i plan on doing linex on the underbody of mine
     
  9. indmowing

    indmowing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    Great revamp there Steve, Looks great.

    lol @ lawndoctorllc. I should hope you spend more time on the wife then that tho :rolleyes:
     
  10. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    I thought about sand blasting and a better paint but that would have cost a lot more. I only spent about $30 on it. I got decals i have to put on still, i called up the company and they sent them 2 me for free. Oh yea and i am only 16 lol.
     

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