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#1 bob0usa OFFLINE  

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Posted April 29, 2015 - 07:55 AM

Any one on here know of a way to polish up a fiberglass pk?

tried cleaning then waxing with a good wax, but that just doesn't last more then a wk..... 


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Posted April 29, 2015 - 10:40 AM

Not familiar with the specific part you are polishing But fiberglass in general has a jell coat top coat. You are going to need a polishing compound. Hit your local auto parts store. I like simple ole number 7 polishing compound. Comes as a past in a green and white can. Put it on by hand like you would car was. It is lightly abrasive and should get rid of oxidation and bring back a shine. Follow with car wax. Hope this helps. 


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Posted April 29, 2015 - 12:50 PM

Think it is mostly some sort of plastic, not fiberglass.  Haven't heard of much luck polishing it. Even to paint requires a special flexible paint, maybe like car bumpers? not sure.  As stated, think a polish with compound and good Liquid Turtle Wax or other is about all it is gonna take for best bet. If tractor has set outdoors alot in past, think Sun's rays kinda break down the colors and plastics. Be careful pressing hard around thinner areas, that stuff breaks off easy if brittle.


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Posted April 29, 2015 - 04:05 PM

I' m with Grumpy, I think it's an ABS plastic.


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Posted April 30, 2015 - 07:06 AM

thanks for the thoughts guys,, this is the hood and the fender parts on my "1989" 1618 pk, real dull! 

I really don't like mowing with a dull looking pk!


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Posted April 30, 2015 - 10:44 AM

Ok since its probably plastic give tis a shot. one part Armor All and nine parts water in a spay bottle. Spray on and rub in with one rag. let dry and rub off with a second. Used to use this to wax the ambulance while posting back when I worked for a much busier service.


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Posted May 04, 2015 - 08:46 PM

I had three of them and they were all fiberglass. Any hard hits and the gel coat looked like a bulls eye. Kerosene worked the best for shine but it wont last long.

 

Mike


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