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#1 backwoods OFFLINE  

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Posted February 11, 2013 - 10:06 AM

what ways have you tried to repair you plastic hood (and not duct tape either lol) anybody plastic weld them or use any epoxy's?

 

hopefully this week in lab ill be able to plastic weld and glue/bond the cracked pieces back together.



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Posted February 11, 2013 - 10:28 AM

Hey Greg, Here is a thread we started 2 years ago. It has some good info in it about welding plastic.

 

http://gardentractor...-welding/page-2

 

Hope it helps. :thumbs:



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Posted February 11, 2013 - 10:38 AM

Thanks Brian im gonna be doing this in college so hopefully it will turn out ok also have to repair the grill as that is cracked as well.


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Posted February 11, 2013 - 10:40 AM

Take your time and I think you'll be amazed how well it turns out. :thumbs:



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Posted February 11, 2013 - 11:35 AM

Depending on the plastic and how it's broken you may be able to use fibreglass and conventional body repair supplies like Bondo. I repaired the front nosepiece on an MF8 using long hair fibreglass and a metal rod for strength. Worked really well. Got that tip from Olcowhand.


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Posted February 11, 2013 - 01:02 PM

I just got thru viewing a site for repair plus other ideas to plastic. The site is www.urthanesupply.com, it has all kind of good stuff to store in your head and a chart for selecting different rods for plastic welding and how to I.D. the plastic. this site also has a how to clean up those nasty looking head light lens with different grits of sandpaper.

 

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Posted February 11, 2013 - 07:21 PM

what ways have you tried to repair you plastic hood (and not duct tape either lol) anybody plastic weld them or use any epoxy's?

 

hopefully this week in lab ill be able to plastic weld and glue/bond the cracked pieces back together.

I did a write up on a repair I did to the plastic hood of a JD STX38 back in Aug 2012.  

 

http://gardentractor...lastic-welding/


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Posted February 11, 2013 - 08:38 PM

There were some ideas and products I used talked about it this dash repair thread.
http://gardentractor...l=+resurrection
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Posted February 12, 2013 - 11:22 AM

thanks guys seeing your dash repair reminded me that i need to remove my dash as well and fix where the throttle mount broke also i should be a pro by the time im done with this thing lol


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