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 Post subject: Poxy lawnmower
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:55 am 
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The left hand side of my Honda Izzy mower deck has developed the pox. Remove engine. rub down to bare metal and repaint with Hammerite? The other side is perfect.


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 Post subject: Re: Poxy lawnmower
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:33 am 
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The left hand side of my Honda Izzy mower deck has developed the pox. Remove engine. rub down to bare metal and repaint with Hammerite? The other side is perfect.



Well worth doing. The Honda's go on for years.

Do both sides.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:27 am 
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I think you may find that the rust is originating from underneath, and only happens on one side because that's where wet cut grass gets stuck on underneath. If that is so, you'll find the deck is seriously fragile or has holes in it when you take the paint off. My solution when that has happened is to take the paint off anyway, and then put one or two layers of good quality glass cloth using epoxy resin. Don't use chopped strand mat unless you're used to it and really confident, and epoxy is a lot better than polyester resin, but the latter will be adequate if the machine is kept indoors, and will stick well enough if the old deck is seriously rusty. I have a fertiliser spinner repaired that way, and a couple of very old and formerly galvanised cattle troughs, and the repairs last much better than the original metal. I did have a lawn mower done that way, but it got very little use, and I eventually gave it away to someone who I believe is still using it.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 4:26 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:45 pm 
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Its all outer surface rust, some slight indentations. Nothing coming through from underneath

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1st liberal coat of red oxide


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Had a couple of hondas when we had the tied cottage, both the alloy ones- sold like hot cakes on eBay when finished with them.

Current place has no grass except for a 6m sq bit next to the drive/road- once a week I bring a old B&S powered push rotary I was given with a bent crankshaft (coincidentally I had bought a US made tool to bolt the engines on and "straighten" the cranks in situ!!) home in the van, quick whiz round in 5min and job done, back in van to the workshop.

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