You're really getting into it. I love to see these machines being refurbished and you're doing it right.
Is your paint in the impeller housing holding up? I'm thinking of leaving it alone and use some rust protection spray, like liquid wrench instead. If you have rust spots, the rust will expand to other areas underneath the paint. The paint will keep moisture in and cause them to rust faster. Not to mention, it is a lot of work to repaint.Final outcome …..
I know that. That is why I said it is a lot of work. Each paint coat is like a day of waiting before you can apply another coat.@dman2,
When you do a proper paint job, the preparation is key. You have to sand it down to bare metal, use a good primer, and a good paint.
If you do not do a proper paint job, and don't clean up the rust properly, you will not have a good outcome.
Just spraying over the rust in my opinion, would not be a lasting way to do it, just my opinion.
Based on what I have been seeing and reading from people, paint on the impeller housing is not going to last for very long. So, I was surprised that you painted your and asked if your paint is that good. Maybe because you have a low speed impeller and they don't put out rocks and sands on the street.It is not best to keep your internal housing bare metal as you state.
It should be cleaned properly, primed and painted properly.
But hey, if you want to keep it bare metal, and avoid all that work, by all means go for it.
:iagree: I went out to mow my lawn. There is always things to do.Sometimes we just need a nap:grin: