Painting underneath side of mower deck

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mowerdave, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. mowerdave

    mowerdave LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    Has anyone ever repainted the underneath side of their mower deck? Hoping to do this in the winter and trying to plan ahead. What prep work is needed and will it come off the first time I scrape grass off ing the spring?
  2. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,016

    Why would you want to paint the underside of the mower deck? Over time the paint is going to come off.
  3. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,765

    I took every piece of anything off of my gateway last winter, sanded the decks top, sides and bottom, filled any scratches with bondo and primed then painted. And it still looks like new(when its clean) and even more when I put the new stickers on.
    The reason to repaint is longer deck life, also you would not believe all the stuff that you find out needs replacing.
  4. GLC51

    GLC51 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    Why paint it? It came painted and I imagine all the paint is gone now. Just scape off at end of season and spray with WD 40 or whatever.

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