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#1 Sawdust OFFLINE  

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Posted August 13, 2014 - 07:07 PM

I didn't want to paint my gas tank on my MTD 990 because I believe it would eventually come off. It had discolored to a point of looking gray. I remember how rubbing some plastics with transmission fluid would give them an Armour All effect. I scrubbed it with soap & hot water & air hosed it dry.  I gave it a couple of coats & rubbed it all in once a day for a few days & wiped the excess off. Here are the before & after three weeks later.

 

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Posted August 13, 2014 - 07:49 PM

Good choice on going with the trans fluid, the tank looks great! It's worth putting some elbow grease into these old machines.
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Posted August 13, 2014 - 08:03 PM

That looks really nice. Thanks for sharing the tip!
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Posted August 13, 2014 - 08:07 PM

Will the trans fluid collect dirt?


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Posted August 13, 2014 - 08:08 PM

Nice. I guess it would work on most plastics. My fender flares on my ranger are getting discoloured and turning white. I will have to try that on them. Noel
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Posted August 13, 2014 - 08:43 PM

Will the trans fluid collect dirt?

Probably no more than anything else on a GT. Once it soaked I rubbed what was on the surface off. 


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Posted August 13, 2014 - 08:53 PM

OK.....weird,but OK! :ok: :sleep_sign:


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Posted August 13, 2014 - 10:17 PM

Very nice!


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Posted August 14, 2014 - 05:43 AM

That looks great. I may use that the next time I need to clean up a tank.  I've used Fusion plastic paint on a tank before and it works well but will come off if you get fuel on it. That's usually only a problem near the filler port on the particular tractor I was working on.


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Posted August 14, 2014 - 08:29 AM

That looks great. I may use that the next time I need to clean up a tank.  I've used Fusion plastic paint on a tank before and it works well but will come off if you get fuel on it. That's usually only a problem near the filler port on the particular tractor I was working on.

 

I painted a Sears plastic tank with Fusion. Still have not used it yet and I was worried about it peeling, guess I know now.

 

Looks nice Jim.

 

Better hurry up and get it done since you got another coming!!!  HAHA


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Posted August 14, 2014 - 09:00 AM

Looks good.  When I have used products like Armour all they always seem to fade,  will this do the same over time?


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Posted August 14, 2014 - 08:45 PM

Armour all always faded for me too.
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