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i am in process of cosmetic refurb on late dad in laws 1992 lx172. It is a high hour well maintained machine that among other things,has spread ALOT of lawn fertilizer and lime. We talked about removing and repainting fender deck because of rust under seat and foot pads. I am now working on it and have removed deck,fenderdeck,fuel tank, and transaxle for cleaning,rust treatment and paint. Although we washed it after fertilizing each time,i was surprised to see large amounts of fertilizer pellets and dust caked to rear 1/3 of frame and transaxle housing.the frame has some rust but easily fixable. The differential case is heavily corroded,rough white powdery looking.My first question is can i use a wire brush on an angle grinder or will it damage the case? I want to clean it up and maybe clearcoat it.Am looking for suggestions. Second question is about the plastic hood,the lower section and bumper are new,the top is original,scratched and faded. Has anyone painted one of these plastic hoods and if so what type of prep did you do,and how did it turn out?