Go Back   The 75 and ZT Owners Club Forums > The 75 and ZT Owners Club Forums > The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum
Register FAQ Image Gallery Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read
Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12th June 2024, 15:10   #1
tourer
Posted a thing or two
 
Rover 75 Tourer CDT Auto.

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Long Eaton
Posts: 1,348
Thanks: 30
Thanked 220 Times in 160 Posts
Default Good rust paint.

Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Totally not car-related, but I was hoping to pick the brains of you clever people.
Towards the back of the year, after the grass stops growing, I was hoping to paint the pressed-steel deck of my lawn mower, which is showing advanced stages of rust. Totally my own fault for leaving the wet grass cuttings stuck underneath and holding the moisture.
A few years back I would probably have had no reservations about using Hammerite paint, but I've heard it's not the paint it used to be and nowhere near as effective.
The finish has not got to luck perfect, so brush painting will be fine, as long as it holds off the rust a little longer.
All recommendations for rust killer and paint gratefully received.
tourer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th June 2024, 16:33   #2
macafee2
This is my second home
 
Rover 75 Saloon & Tourer

Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Lincoln
Posts: 15,034
Thanks: 1,630
Thanked 3,032 Times in 2,181 Posts
Default

por15 but it is expensive, dont use if it is on the top exposed to the sun

macafee2
macafee2 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12th June 2024, 18:07   #3
Southern Star
Loves to post
 
Southern Star's Avatar
 
Rover 75 CTDi Contemporary SE

Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Stretton-under-Fosse, Warwickshire.
Posts: 367
Thanks: 54
Thanked 134 Times in 83 Posts
Default

I had my narrowboat blacked a couple of months ago, the boatyard applied two coats of Bostik black bitumen paint. As my narrowboat sits permanently in water I imagine the same treatment would work on the lawn mower.

And now, by way of light entertainment, a slightly relevant joke.


I phoned The Proclaimers once to ask them if they could come round and cut my lawn but they couldn't.

No mower.
Southern Star is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th June 2024, 07:39   #4
tourer
Posted a thing or two
 
Rover 75 Tourer CDT Auto.

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Long Eaton
Posts: 1,348
Thanks: 30
Thanked 220 Times in 160 Posts
Default

Hi, thanks for the suggestions.
The Por15 sounds a possibility but a shame you have to keep it out of sunlight. You're correct, it is expensive.
Not sure about the bitumen. I'd like to be able to pressure wash under the mower to remove the wet cuttings. Liked the Proclaimers joke, though.
Thanks again.
tourer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th June 2024, 21:09   #5
MSS
Banned
 
Rover 75CDT, Jaguar XF-S 3.0V6, Astra Techline Estate and Corsa 1.2 SXI

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Suffolk
Posts: 7,148
Thanks: 283
Thanked 624 Times in 440 Posts
Default

In my experience, which is quite extensive, there is no need to pressure wash a mower's underside. Removing the damp mulched grass by hand or blunt piece of wood is all that is required - basically remove the bulk so that whatever is left can dry out naturally.

Pressure washing will remove whatever coating you put on.

A good compromise would be to coat the underside with a mix of Hammerite underseal (with waxoyl) and around 25% Waxoyl.

Then remove the mulched grass with had as suggested each time after mowing.
MSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th June 2024, 07:34   #6
SD1too
Doesn't do things by halves
 
SD1too's Avatar
 
Rover 75 2.5 Connoisseur Auto (1999) Dealer launch model.

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Former Middlesex
Posts: 20,726
Thanks: 1,587
Thanked 3,749 Times in 3,181 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tourer View Post
A few years back I would probably have had no reservations about using Hammerite paint, but I've heard it's not the paint it used to be and nowhere near as effective.
From whom have you heard that Melvyn?

Hammerite, or Smoothrite as it was renamed many years ago when the hammered finish was discontinued, is the ideal choice as:
  • It's specifically formulated for use on rusty metal.
  • It requires minimal preparation and no primer.
  • It's available in aerosol cans for a superior finish to brush application.

Why make life complicated, particularly if it's on the basis of questionable opinion?

Simon
__________________
"Whatever is rightly done, however humble, is noble."
Sir Henry Royce.
SD1too is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th June 2024, 11:00   #7
patrolman pete
Posted a thing or two
 
Rover 75 club se tourer CDT and a Connoisseur SE Diesel Auto Saloon

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Houghton - le - Spring
Posts: 1,474
Thanks: 618
Thanked 333 Times in 197 Posts
Default

You can still get Hammerite hammered finish. Iíve just done my front suspension with an aerosol can from B &Q .It was £16! It looks very smart in black as well. I noticed they also had the brush on version too.
patrolman pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th June 2024, 20:41   #8
tourer
Posted a thing or two
 
Rover 75 Tourer CDT Auto.

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Long Eaton
Posts: 1,348
Thanks: 30
Thanked 220 Times in 160 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SD1too View Post
From whom have you heard that Melvyn?

Hammerite, or Smoothrite as it was renamed many years ago when the hammered finish was discontinued, is the ideal choice as:
  • It's specifically formulated for use on rusty metal.
  • It requires minimal preparation and no primer.
  • It's available in aerosol cans for a superior finish to brush application.

Why make life complicated, particularly if it's on the basis of questionable opinion?

Simon

Hi Simon.

You may well be correct. Perhaps it is as good as ever. I read several times on the net over recent years that it has not been as effective since certain ingredients had been banned by law, and I believed it. Thought I had even read it on this forum.
Perhaps I was wrong. Anyone else used it recently and been satisfied?

Last edited by tourer; 14th June 2024 at 21:09..
tourer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th June 2024, 09:29   #9
Arctic
Give to Learn
 
Arctic's Avatar
 
Freelander 2

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: West Midlands
Posts: 18,883
Thanks: 1,155
Thanked 6,407 Times in 3,874 Posts
Default

Try this site for paints, you could use Oxide paint first then a smooth Hammerite gloss which should wipe of easy using a small brush for doing the washing up plates, it has a plastic scraper on the end.

https://www.decoratingwarehouse.co.u...o1-rust-beater

https://www.decoratingwarehouse.co.u...-smooth-finish

Brush you can get these from home bargains or B&M etc.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/135098998820
__________________
Arctic
Givology Learn to Give
Everything is Achievable

ad altiora tendo.

Check out our Nano meet dates
http://www.midlandsnanomeets.co.uk/

http://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/index.php?thepage=howto

" You do the work , we supply the expertise "
Arctic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th June 2024, 11:28   #10
daveo138
Gets stuck in
 
daveo138's Avatar
 
Rover 75 Tourer

Join Date: Mar 2022
Location: Chesterfield
Posts: 757
Thanks: 206
Thanked 69 Times in 53 Posts
Default

My lawnmower deck was beginning to look a bit rusty after 18 years of use, so I had it shotblasted, which revealed quite a few holes.

I welded it up and then gave it two coats of Bondaprimer, red oxide. I didn't worry too much about cosmetics, as I thought it would be easier to identify if it got nicked



I had some spare Ford medium steel blue paint left from when my other half had a Fiesta, so I gave it a couple of coats of that to finish.

daveo138 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 20:25.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright © 2006-2023, The Rover 75 & MG ZT Owners Club Ltd