January/February 2021

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by CASEY MURDOUGH, CIRM W e all want to take good care of our ice resurfacer. There's maintenance and repairs to keep it functioning, but what about its aesthetics? All of those trips around the ice and the paint job will eventurally wear off over the course of a resurfacer's life in the cold, wet rink. A rust spot will break through the paint to make that perfect panel look a little rough around the edges. Rust spots can occur naturally due to moisture and temperature conditions, but they can appear more quickly if there are scratches in the paint that expose bare metal. But that doesn't mean you have to leave your resurfacer looking old and worn. Instead, follow along with these five steps to repair and paint over those imperfections, and get your machine looking like new. HOW To Repainting Ice Resurfacers PHOTOS: COURTESY OF CASEY MURDOUGH 34 / JANUARY.FEBRUARY.2021 USICERINKS.COM , After cleaning the affected areas, a light coat of automotive self-etching primer should stop the rust from quickly returning. Repainting an Ice Resurfacer

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