Mower deck protection
Mower engines go on and on but the deck often rots out, but there is a fix.
This video walks you through the process step by step, from preparing your metalwork to coating the underside of your deck.
You’ll find useful resources on this page, tips, links to tools, parts and supplies required to complete your repair.
I can’t help feeling a sense of loss when I see a good engine on a rusted out mower body. It’s only too common, mowers cut down in their prime.
Mower bodies can last as long as the engine, they just need a little help.
Cleaning the acidic grass from the underside before winterizing and storing indoors is a great start, but if you really want your mower to go the distance, undercoat the deck.
This video shows you how to love your mower.
Tools & Parts
To nail this procedure you may need the following tools, parts and supplies.
Ratchet Tool Set
Before we can do anything, we'll need tools. I've selected this set as I own some Craftsman tools and while I have worn some out, they did do a lot of work. So I expect this set will last the occasional user quite a long time.
This set carries both metric and standard sockets and that's important, because some mowers will have both type of fastener sizes. Set includes spark plug sockets. Picture links to Amazon.com