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Protecting Your Lawn Equipment with Powder Coating

Posted on: November 29th, 2015 by byersbushblog

Lawn equipment has to operate in some of the most hostile environments for metal equipment. Grass, trees and shrubs are often wet and will eventually lead to corrosion and deterioration over time. If you don’t mind replacing your equipment every decade or so this probably isn’t a big deal to you, but if you would rather get more life out of your equipment and stop needlessly spending on equipment that you already have, it makes sense to invest in a powder coat treatment for your equipment.

Whether you have tractors, riding lawn mowers or push mowers, they could all benefit from a good powder coat finish. The decks of these machines are constantly damp and will corrode over time if they are left face the elements alone.

While the original paint they come with will protect them for a few years, there will come a time when the paint isn’t good enough any longer and you have to do something else to keep the equipment going, unless you don’t mind replacing the deck or the mower entirely. That something should be having the mower cleaned off and adding on a layer of powder coated protection.

Why Powder Coat Your Mower?

Powder coating makes a lot of sense because a well-applied powder coating will last for more than a decade in most instances. Not only that but the coating isn’t much more than a high quality paint job that will need to be touched up every few years. You won’t spend much more money and you’ll enjoy as long lasting finish that you don’t have to worry about maintaining. When you consider the alternatives to a powder coat finish, it’s pretty easy to see why you would want to go with that solution over your other available options.

Getting Down to Bare Metal

While powder coating your equipment is a good idea, the last thing you want to do is try and put on a powder coat over top of an existing paint finish. You might think that you’re giving the machine two layers of protection, but you are actually undermining the more durable of the two coatings.

Paint will chip and fall off much faster than a powder coating will. If the coating goes on over that paint it will fall off as well. That’s why you have to invest the time or the money to having the equipment sand blasted first until you are down to the bare metal. The coating will stick to the surface more effectively this way, and it will last for years longer than the painted surface would have.

Refinish Old Equipment

Since it’s vital to get your equipment down to bare metal to have it protectively coated, it actually makes sense to wait on the powder coating until the original paint is mostly worn away. This could be a year or several years down the road.

Many companies will operate their equipment with the original coating until it wears out and then they will go in and have things sandblasted and cleaned up. That’s the most economical way to maintain your equipment and you won’t be wasting the free coating that came with it when you made the purchase.

Selecting a Color You Like

When it comes time to finally have a powder coating put on your equipment, you’ll be able to pick out the color that you like. That means you can choose from among many different color options until you find the best one for you.

Spending the money to rust-proof your lawn equipment will keep it running longer. It will make it look nicer and it will allow you to make the most of your investment overall.

Contact Byers Bush to get your lawn equipment protected with a high performance powder coating so it will last longer and more durable.

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