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callwill
Thanks to Dickb10 i have a nice solid mower deck for my b1o. It is pretty nice & I want to paint/coat the underside. What works as a lasting rustpreventive coat? Spray can undercoating any good?

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MadMike
I am just about finished with a rebuilt mower deck for my 2012. I primed then painted the underside with EZ slide paint. If you can wait, I can give you short term results by the end of next week. I always wondered if the spray on bed liner material would work. Mike

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JimDk
William, I have used rubberized ( not asphalt )undercoating for about 5 years with good results. I powerwash when I am finished mowing in the fall and let dry for a day or two and spray on a good heavy coat. It does not keep the grass from sticking, but does keep the rust from forming. Jim

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firefoxz1
I tested a deck with spray-on bedliner 3 years ago and it held up well, I actually have that mower here for service right now and this post reminded me that I should check this year again to see how it's still doing. Before this I seemed lucky to get the season out of a paint job. If I feel up to it I'll pull the deck and take pictures.

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MadMike
I bought EZ Slide at my local TSC, it's about $6.00 a spray can. You may want to check out the "making deck hulls live longer" thread over in the Tech Tips and Articles section.

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Simpleton7016
I used a spray bomb to undercoat my revitalizer. I have only used it twice since then though. However, the dirt did wash off after each use and the rubber coating remains in tact. However, the first can I used got clogged almost immediately....so i had to run to the store again. Also, if you go this route, shake it VERY thoroughly. It needs was more shaking than a normal spray paint. All in all it worked well. I put extra coats on just so I could burn up the entire can....the guy at the hardware store said these cans often get plugged if you try to use them a second time.

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MadMike
I have now mowed with my rebuilt deck coated with EZ slide and I can say that it helps. It has been raining a lot here in Michigan so I did mow through a few wet spots, still very little grass sticking to the deck. Now the big question will be how well the coating holds up. Mike

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Simpleton7016
also a follow up on my undercoating experiment...the first time I turned over the revitalizer to pressure wash it....ALL of the undercoating flaked off under the pressure of the gun....:(

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RBE17
POR15 works well for rust prevention. In fact, you don't need to remove any rust, just pait over it. This stuff dries extremely hard and is very smooth. A friend painted the underside of his mower deck and he likes the results w/ it. The grass does not stick, clean up is a breeze and the grass gets discharged easier. HTH, Steve.

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MrSteele
I have had decent results with something as simple as Rust Oleum primer, applied in several coats until that can was empty. I am wondering now, about Rhino Lining or similar, such as a commercial truck bed liner, but haven't been able to get off the pocketbook, as yet, as I am still rebuilding major systems.

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