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#1 Lmiller3358 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 12, 2014 - 09:42 AM

Ok, time to replace the seriously rotted mower deck, I have a local sheet metal shop thats going to bend me a new one.... I'll cut the mounts and such off and do that welding  myself...Anyone ever thought of coating the underside of the deck with that Rhino Lining stuff they use on truck beds,,,stuff is like iron and wonder how long that would last under there....



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Posted January 12, 2014 - 09:56 AM

Ok, time to replace the seriously rotted mower deck, I have a local sheet metal shop thats going to bend me a new one.... I'll cut the mounts and such off and do that welding  myself...Anyone ever thought of coating the underside of the deck with that Rhino Lining stuff they use on truck beds,,,stuff is like iron and wonder how long that would last under there....

I think it would be better smooth, I've seen rhino lining peeling off many truck beds


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Posted January 12, 2014 - 11:29 AM

Most bed liners will stay put IF the surface prep is done correctly.

The smoother the better on the under side of a mower deck.  I wouldn't want to have to stop and clean clippings out from under the deck with every lap around the yard.     :(


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Posted January 12, 2014 - 11:40 AM

Most bed liners will stay put IF the surface prep is done correctly.

The smoother the better on the under side of a mower deck.  I wouldn't want to have to stop and clean clippings out from under the deck with every lap around the yard.     :(

Is there a smooth bed lining or coating? I haven't seen one


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Posted January 12, 2014 - 12:05 PM

Don't know of any smooth bed liner.  That would definately be better if it does exist. 

There is a spray-on product called "Resist" that is designed to repel graffiti and it works great on road signs but doubt it would last long under a mower deck.  There are industrial coatings [paint] that is made to reduce friction that would be tough yet would improve the slickness.  Likely still have to reapply every year or so. 


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Posted January 12, 2014 - 01:27 PM

what about chassis paint some that we use is really glossy and smooth plus if its not in the sun it lasts a long time 


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Posted January 12, 2014 - 03:17 PM

what about chassis paint some that we use is really glossy and smooth plus if its not in the sun it lasts a long time 

I've used POR15 on one of my decks.  It held up fairly well but even though it was glossy, it made no difference in how the grass stuck to it.  I still had to scrape the deck with a putty knife to get the grass buildup off and that scratched the POR15 but not as bad as normal paint would have been scratched.  The wet decaying grass usually causes quite a bit of rust under normal paint and the POR15 definitely helped with that.

 

There's also a product out there that's designed just for this type of application, Mo-deck.  I've never tried it so I can't comment on how well it holds up or works but I believe it's a graphite paint?  Grass isn't supposed to stick to it.  I've never seen anything stick as well as wet grass so I personally doubt anything could keep it from sticking but you might want to ask about this product on the main forum for better exposure.


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Posted January 12, 2014 - 05:53 PM

What about those farm equipment paints that are supposed to let grains and such slide out of wagons?  Case/IH has it. Has slip in name I think. Anyway, not sure if it has to be primed, over reg paint, or bare metal or what. Check farm stores/dealers.


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Posted January 15, 2014 - 09:45 AM

Ok, thanks for all the replies and suggestions everyone !



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Posted January 15, 2014 - 09:50 AM

I would think the best option(s) would be like a graphite paint or powder coat. Having never used either that's just a guess though. Some sort of high gloss paint with a heavy coat of wax might make it easy to power wash the grass off at the end of the season and protect the paint in the meantime?

Just kinda thinking out loud here.... :D

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Posted January 22, 2014 - 07:59 AM

There is a cub cadet guy that has a repro deck that is the same as the panzer. ill see if i can find the link for you. shop@xtrememotorworks.com you can find it in the original parts list.

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Posted January 22, 2014 - 08:07 AM

How about going the distance, and making it out of stainless.


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 08:12 AM

with the new paints out there today, or even power coat it would last a life time.




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