seal mower deck to prevent rusting
I have a craftsman lawnmower with a steel deck which has become extremely rusted. The bottom of the mower deck used to be coated with a layer of green paint but is now completely gone and has been replaced by a layer of rust. This in turn causes the grass to stick to the mower deck making mulching next to impossible. I have to stop every couple of feet and tip up the mower to let some of the grass disperse from underneath the deck otherwise the mower will die. I also have to spend quite a bit of time scraping the grass off the underneath side of the mower deck after each use. Is there any kind of sealant or specialty paint available that I could apply to the underneath side of the deck to prevent rusting, that would protect against wet grass and other moisture, and would also make the process of cleaning the mower deck much easier?