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    What to put on the bttom of a new mower deck?

    This is my first new mower any recommendations on what to treat it with to keep grass from sticking
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    Lots of things have been tried with little to no help. Grass is very abrasive.

    If someone has something that actually works, they've never posted a picture of it after some use, let alone a season.

    Paint it now. Use it. Before you put it away for the winter, clean and paint it again. Many a mower decks have lasted many many years with this method.



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    I would agree about pain especially looking at the pic. Looks like the final coat of green is 1/2 missing around the center and right blades. A good coat of quality paint will be more help than anything.
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    I plan on painting it once it gets warm enough too cold to spray right now:unamused:
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    I've been through this quite a few times over the years. Clean, prep & paint it. Use for the season and do it all over again. There's nothing that will effectively keep the grass from sticking. The airflow, grass and debris will take your fresh paint off after a short while. I now use high lift blades and much less grass accumulates under the deck.
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    I'd have to agree with the prep & paint every year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    I would agree about pain especially looking at the pic. Looks like the final coat of green is 1/2 missing around the center and right blades. A good coat of quality paint will be more help than anything.


    Mine was that way too from the factory. I used two things under the deck. I did not clean last fall and had painted it with the mix in the spring allowing both to cure. Once I get over my flue or whatever it is, I will take a picture of the underside. Stayed fairly clean but needs to be redone for the spring. The Graphite paint was put on after the undercoating. Wish I just used the graphite alone. I will get the exact name of the paint and the picture next week, PM me if I don't.


    Added the below pics. The darker was done first and is the undercoating. The gray color is the graphite coating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyweight View Post
    I'd have to agree with the prep & paint every year.
    This is what it should look like after the 3rd season and ready for winter
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    I agree with everyone about grass being abrasive along with the dirt , sticks and other debris that gets thrown around the deck before it's spit out . I use a product called clean machine and it seems to help grass accumulations easier to remove . My deck is two yrs. old and I have no corrosion to speak of . Hope this helps .
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    I've used Mo Deck as well and it seems to ease the cleaning, not eliminate it.

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