Has anyone sanded down the underside of mower deck?

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I was wondering if anyone has sanded down the underside of the mower deck to smooth out all of the ruts, which act as a catalyst for grass collecting and clumping up under the deck?  I've thought about sanding it smooth and waxing/lubricating it to cut down on the build up.

Anyone?
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Not the underside but I was considering this yesterday for the exit hole. 
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Maybe the deck has changed/improved - I never have any problems.  Occasionally when I mow wet grass I use a paper towel to easily wipe the deck clean when I am done mowing.  The deck seems smooth and I have not noticed any ruts.  I have the LM2100SP.

The deck seems to have a glossy/smooth finish.  I wonder if sanding it would expose a less glossy/smooth more fibrous portion of the composite deck.

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Good question.  Mine is all scarred up.  Feels like a concrete driveway :).   I need to do something!
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If it's scarred up sanding might help. But I've had good luck just giving it a coat of paste wax at the beginning of the mowing season.
I have not either but I have some Teflon lock spray I use on my snow shovels I plan to spray on it before I use it again this season.
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I use automotive paste wax.  Works a LOT better than sprays such as graphite.
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That's why I'm holding out on buying an EGO mower, I just feel more confident about buying a metal deck anx like the actual side discharge on them when I need to use one once in a while.

Next Summer I think somethings coming though.
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Composite decks really aren't a problem. My four-year-old mower looks practically brand new, save for a couple of minor scuffs on one side where I rubbed it up against a chain-link fence. No worrying about scratched paint or rusting metal.

The main weakness is the design of the side discharge chute.
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Any other new product release info Erik ;)
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If I told you, then I would have to kill you haha.
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I can live with that.  Start talking
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Yea the discharge feature out the back is not ideal, but bagging and mulching are good to go.
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Am I missing something? Ego already sells a metal deck mower with a true side discharge.
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Oh if they do I didn’t realize that ! That would be cool to check out.
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I've never had issues with the under side holding any grass. It may be that I don't mow wet grass and when it's real lush, I make 2 cuts at highest setting before lowering to a 3
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Nice, thanks szwoopp! I had to talk my wife into spending $500 for the regular SP. I don’t think I can get off the hook if I spent that much, but very very cool.
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Matthew, I don't understand this culture where a man cannot spend money he made without his wife's approval. I buy my cars without her seeing it or approving. Of course, she has free reign to spend as she want without question. Neither of us are irresponsible and trust each other's judgement. It works for us and we're on our 42 year of marriage.
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Lol, well we just finished building our house in August, getting new furniture for it, and going to Philippines for 2 weeks in June so she had a point lol
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Oh and got a brand new car because a deer totaled the last one in November
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I used to get a lot of build up when I would mow wet or even slightly damp grass.  Now I'm militant about only mowing completely dry grass, and don't have a build up problem at all.
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I still get a little build up and only mow dry grass but it’s not to bad