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#1 jscam OFFLINE  

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Posted January 01, 2015 - 03:10 PM

After considerable delay, I'm getting some things done on the Massey. Bein as it's cold, wet and nasty here, I'm going through "the pile" and refurbing all of those little parts. I've come to the part of the upper part of the dash panel that is plastic.  It's extremely weathered, what can be done with it? Can I sand it and paint it?

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Posted January 01, 2015 - 03:14 PM

This is going to sound totaly cazy(but it works great)spay it down with DeepWoods Off (or other bug repellent with Deet)let it sit for 3 to 4 minuts and then buff it good with a towel..then wash it off Really good with soapy water and it will look like new.


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Posted January 01, 2015 - 03:17 PM

This will also restore foggy headlamp covers on GTs and cars,just remember to always wash it off with soapy water.


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Posted January 01, 2015 - 03:29 PM

That dash is weathered enough that it is going to need a repaint. Take some fine grit sandpaper and scuff it up to give the paint a new surface to adhere to. One of the easiest parts to paint on the Massey garden tractors besides the nose cone.


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Posted January 01, 2015 - 03:29 PM

Wait Wait let me read this again ..... bug spray with deet  O K  and  ya ... got it ... Now, what if the dash is not plastic but fiberglass?

Will it still work?

 

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Posted January 01, 2015 - 03:41 PM

Wait Wait let me read this again ..... bug spray with deet  O K  and  ya ... got it ... Now, what if the dash is not plastic but fiberglass?

Will it still work?

 

                                  Patrick ,

Not sure on Fiberglass,you could try it in a small unseen area to see if it will work,just be sure to wash it good afterwards.


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Posted January 01, 2015 - 04:44 PM

Nutndun, what kind of paint?  I've read several things regarding this topic, I'm confused.

 

 

I am gonna try the bug spray though, for the giggles if nothing else.


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Posted January 01, 2015 - 08:54 PM

Almost any paint would work. I haven't really sprayed any tractor stuff in the last year or more. We used the stuff from Tractor Supply with good results but they recently switched suppliers and I haven't use any of the new stuff yet. It depends too if you want to match the factory colors or not. There is a sticky thread in the Massey forums with the paint color codes. NAPA can mix colors also.



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Posted January 01, 2015 - 09:01 PM

Almost any paint would work. I haven't really sprayed any tractor stuff in the last year or more. We used the stuff from Tractor Supply with good results but they recently switched suppliers and I haven't use any of the new stuff yet. It depends too if you want to match the factory colors or not. There is a sticky thread in the Massey forums with the paint color codes. NAPA can mix colors also.

Down here in the south we have to use paint made to flex with the heat,made for plastic.



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Posted January 01, 2015 - 09:51 PM

I would just sand the dash and give it a coat of primer.i use rust oleum automotive primer.that stuff works great.after the primer cures sand it and spray another coat of primer.Repeat until it is smoothed out enough for the Finish color coats and suitable for a nice finish.
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