Can’t say I’ve ever waxed a mower. I do blow whatever I use off with my stand up air compressor. Including taking out the filters and blowing them out as well. But here’s some of my “overkill” stuff. -Rare earth magnets on all my oil filters. -None of my equipment is out side -None of my vehicles sit in sunlight unless I’m using it. -Only person using my “stuff” is me & only me. We grew up and didn’t have crap. So everything I have now I protect it and maintain it the best I can. (and yes, it drives my family bonkers) But they didn’t pay for it.