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#1 FirefyterEmt OFFLINE  

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Posted September 12, 2015 - 02:29 PM

I had a blade pulley break a hub today, so while the deck cover was off, I thought I would snap a photo. When I restored the deck, I had the topside sprayed with a red bedliner. This was only where the cover went over the deck. Well, it's been too long since I pulled it apart to give it a goon cleaning (say a couple years) 😳

But save for heavy dirt, it looks like the liner is mint and shows no signs of deck rust or wear. I highly recomend this for any deck with a covered belt system!

The photo only shows the deck blown off with compressed air, it was not washed, so it would look a lot better clean.

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Posted September 12, 2015 - 02:55 PM

I could see how that could make a person lazy about cleaning a mower deck in order to save it. Looks Great


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Posted September 12, 2015 - 03:01 PM

Looks to have held up very well. :thumbs: Need cleaned up pictures.

 

A few questions:

How bad was the deck before the bed liner?

Any special prep?

Did you spray it yourself; if so, what was used? 



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Posted September 12, 2015 - 03:40 PM

There is a full write up here, but here are some photos. I sandblasted the deck (again worth every penny if you have to pay a shop to do it). Then because I am so fussy, I smoothed any pitting that would not be under the liner with body filler. I placed the cover on the deck and traced it with a sharpie. This gave me the outline to mask the deck. I have a friend that sprays truck liners, and the red was a happy coincidence! He just happen to be spraying a truck the guy wanted to red tinted bedliner sprayed in... he will do stuff if he's already spraying something else for me.

The spindles were also blasted, powder coated black and new bearings, seals, and grease fittings installed. All the nuts and blots were replaced with stainless as well. I think this fall, I will repainted the deck, it's ready for a new paint job. What is really great is that because of the liner, I leave all the pulleys and belts in place and the liner gets masked off. This saves a lot of maintenance time when you have to repaint it to freshen it up due to wear and tear. It may be very pretty but it still gets worked ! 😄

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Posted September 12, 2015 - 03:44 PM

Oh, just one thing I would of done different. For added protection, I should of marked all the brackets with the cover on, then masked them so that the liner was sprayed on all the brackets about 2" up from the deck. While they still look good, it would be more protective if I had done that.
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Posted September 12, 2015 - 07:26 PM

Boy, that really did hold up well.



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Posted September 12, 2015 - 07:34 PM

Yes, I am very glad I spent the down time it took to have it done. If I sprayed it with some cleaner and scrubbed it, it would look like new. I even greased the blade hubs using the grease fittings that I drilled and tapped into the housings. Unfortunately, I did it on the top side of the deck, so I have to pull it down to that point in order to grease it.
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Posted September 13, 2015 - 07:56 AM

Looks good! Glad it's holding up well!



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Posted September 13, 2015 - 08:09 AM

The deck looks great !

 

What did you use on the underside of the deck?



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Posted September 13, 2015 - 09:58 AM

After sandblasting, a brush coat of Rustoilum rusty metal paint as needed.
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Posted September 18, 2015 - 08:47 PM

I had a blade pulley break a hub today, so while the deck cover was off, I thought I would snap a photo. When I restored the deck, I had the topside sprayed with a red bedliner. This was only where the cover went over the deck. Well, it's been too long since I pulled it apart to give it a goon cleaning (say a couple years)

But save for heavy dirt, it looks like the liner is mint and shows no signs of deck rust or wear. I highly recomend this for any deck with a covered belt system!
 

 

 

  

 

I just today, sent Accurate Bearing an email about the parts you used in 2011 to rebuild your deck. Mine lost the center bearing and Im lost on where to get parts. I found this website in my searches. thanks for the info i hope they come thru for me as they did for you. 


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Posted September 19, 2015 - 06:12 PM

That's great! I am glad my post helped, and the folks at Accurate have been great every time I have dealt with them.




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