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Waxing a Lawnmower?

I was wondering if anybody has ever tried to Wax their Lawnmower? I bought this new Toro Recycler 20066 and to keep the paint in good condition I thought I could wax it with Car-Wax. I've never heard of anybody trying this before though and I don't know what type of paint they use on Lawnmowers. It seems like a good idea though to prevent rust and keep it looking good. Does anybody know what type of paint they use on lawnmowers? Is this even a good idea?

http://www.toro.com/home/mowers/recycler/20066.html

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I was wondering if anybody has ever tried to Wax their Lawnmower? I bought this new Toro Recycler 20066 and to keep the paint in good condition I thought I could wax it with Car-Wax. I've never heard of anybody trying this before though and I don't know what type of paint they use on Lawnmowers. It seems like a good idea though to prevent rust and keep it looking good. Does anybody know what type of paint they use on lawnmowers? Is this even a good idea?

http://www.toro.com/home/mowers/recycler/20066.html

I think the "paint" is actually powdercoat - I have a Toro that's probably 6-8 years old and the only place that paint is coming off is just under the bagger discharge. Another Toro was over 20 years old before the 2nd engine blew and it was replaced( a neighbor who borrowed it blew it once and my son hit something the second time) - and the paint was still pretty good. About all I would do is put a good paste wax on it for ease of clean up with a hose
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ditto on the ease of clean up - - - I wax my Murray riding mower about twice a season and the dust doesn't stick to it so bad that my high pressure nozzle with the air compressor won't blow it right off. then a little of that compressed air around and under the mowing deck and I'm good to go
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.....and if you get real ambitious with the wax, I have a little diesel powered tractor and a 60" pull behind mower deck that needs a good cleanup
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This is funny, my wife made fun of me for polishing the lawn mower, Toro Recycler. I usually wash it once a month, then blow it off and put it away.

She thinks it is funny, and I like to keep things clean.

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I usually have to mow about twice a year.......I wash and wax the John Deere rider after each 3 days of mowing..........but then, I change the oil each time and lube it, too.
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You guys need a hobby




go build a car or something
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People can make fun all they want, but my 1972 Wheel Horse is still going strong. Washed, waxed and lubed regularly.

Just did a restoration on it a couple of years ago.
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You guys need a hobby




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Too funny! My thoughts exactly!
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I think I have a hobby.........my John Deere (all waxed up) sits in the garage next to my shiny 66 Chevelle 4 speed car, my shiny 86 Monte Carlo SS and my wife's shiny Tahoe. My 56 Chevy 210 2 door sedan is at the other end of the garage, getting built, and my 47 Chevy 2 door sedan is there too, waiting it's turn. My 71 Chevy pickup (parts chaser) is in the shop building.......it'll get rebuilt soneday. I think that's enough hobbies for me.........LOL
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I have a 15 year old John Deere rider that I paid over 6 grand for new...I wax it every year. It still looks good and runs good. I mow 3 acres of lawn with it every week. So I do not think its silly to maintain and take care of something.
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I agree with that! I mow 5 acres, thankfully only a couple times a year.......but I want to keep this one in good shape for a long time. I also change blades after each mowing, and sharpen up the old ones. This one should outlast me.
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I have a medium size farm tracror and I also wax it. Its 18 years old and the paint still looks real good on it.
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Well, we paid $5 for our cub cadet rider w/vac at the farm auction.

Not like I would know, but wax is probably $7?... I don't want to "over-invest"






I was putting a tripower on our Dart today....how you guys doin' with the waxing on the mowers




Lighten up, it's just a little humor. My son has a bunch of mowers, tractors, a crawler etc. We did get one all painted up purdy ....but he still hasn't waxed it I know, I know
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I redid my 318 JD in BC/CC last year and have waxed it probably 4 times now and after the initial buffing, have buffed it one other time. Makes it way easier to keep clean. That combined with the fact that I really don't want to shell out money for another one now, so I have to take care of it. It's not too cheap of a thing to restore either. By the time you get it stripped then prepped, then new tires, new seat, paint, you have more in it than you realize. But well worth it. Makes the trade in value better

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