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#1 oldedeeres ONLINE  

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Posted July 21, 2013 - 12:54 AM

Found out today that I really shouldn't have set the can of mosquito spray on the hood of "Little John", the STX38. It now has a nice round ring where the spray dribbled down the can and ate right into the plastic hood. That, however is simply a cosmetic reminder to smart up and watch what I'm doing with a spray can! My problem is what to use to repair the big, and growing, crack in the hood. In my defence, the crack was there when I bought the mower, but age and rough terrain haven't helped it any. Duck tape just doesn't seem to be the answer, so I'm wondering about fiber glass for boat and car repairs. Has anyone out there tried getting a fix on these !!@//!!* plastic hoods?
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Posted July 21, 2013 - 02:52 AM

best will be, you show us a picture of the crack. One way to repair the crack can be to glue a fibreglass mat ftom the under side on the hood, maybe you need to expand the crack and fill it w/ a spattling compound. That can be one way, but only a "Telefondiagnose"


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Posted July 21, 2013 - 05:35 AM

I'm not sure if an STX38 hood is the same as the 314 hood. If it's the same then you could use FG to patch it. My 314 has a hole patched in the front section of the hood using FG on the back side, then filled in. You could try long hair FG or use a patch on the back side. A lot depends on what the crack looks like. I'd test this plan first with a small amount of FG in an inconspicuous area to make sure it's compatible. 


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Posted July 21, 2013 - 11:48 AM

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


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Posted July 21, 2013 - 01:02 PM

The plastic welding sounds good and easy

 

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Posted July 21, 2013 - 02:16 PM


Thanks guys, I'll try to get some of the Weld-on and give it a whirl.

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Posted July 21, 2013 - 07:10 PM

I was just re-reading that post.  The picture is of Weldon 3.  There is also a Weldon 4.  One is clear & the other brownish.  I can't remember which number I used, except that it was clear.


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Posted July 21, 2013 - 07:13 PM

Cancel that.  4 is fast set, 3 is very fast set time.


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