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#226 larrybl ONLINE  

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Posted July 30, 2017 - 05:30 PM

Been running in and out of the heat today sanding, cleaning, and painting parts. If anyone is sitting on a 44" (106022X) deck belt cover I am very interested! Most of the big parts are painted (first coat) I'll flip them over after supper and do the other side. Still need to clean up the plastic parts, then move on to the main deck. Pretty good day over all here.

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Posted August 01, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Looks like JD Green to me!


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Posted August 01, 2017 - 03:04 PM

Slightly darker than JD Green, but lighter than the Forest Green I would have preferred. Made some magnet badges, and his tattoo.  

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Posted August 02, 2017 - 06:56 AM

I've used my mower jack all of about 2 times in five years. Never seems to be right for the job needing done. Great job on the restore!


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Posted August 02, 2017 - 07:06 PM

Nice
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Posted August 03, 2017 - 08:16 PM

Looks like the deck needs more TLC than I remembered. After a good cleaning I discovered some issues. Not sure I have enough JB for what I need to do to the deck carcass, but the JB should work well. The previous painting has held back further rust for the most part, but I need to address this now. Divots the size of moon craters, Some small rust through on the rear, and rust blisters. Good news these are mainly on the back and under the cover area. Started chipping the blisters off and wire brushing the back area. The only way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time. Good news is the blades are still like new. Mandrills spin fine, but I am thinking on new ones and using these on the third deck I got from Brandon. Lots of detailed sanding ahead.

 

Edit: PC locked up and I had to re boot to add the rest of the pictures.

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Posted August 03, 2017 - 09:17 PM

It's going to be a learning curve, Art, and patience curve JB-ing the deck. Started on the worst rust through area. This will need to dry, then sand and a second coat, and sanded again. I'll need to do this on several areas.   

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Posted August 04, 2017 - 07:35 PM

I think this is going to work, but will take time. I let the first coat cure 24 hours, then this evening I sanded it down till I saw metal, then wiped it down and applied a second coat, It smoothed out well! This was the worst area with the rust through holes. 1/4 - 1/2 tube of JB on this. Rest is just filling divots and sand smooth.

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Posted August 05, 2017 - 08:42 PM

OMG! Just got back on-line. Had to re-format the puter, Install Win-7 and all the updates including Service pack-1. Still installing all the accessories (My printer requires XP drivers). Any how, I am back. The JB experiment is still going well. I picked up three more packs, so far I have used 2-1/2 on the worst area. I am picking a small area to work on each time. You have to use a welders hammer to remove the rust bubbles as the wire brush or sander won't. Then wire brush the area good. Then sand with 80 grit. Wipe the area down good then apply JB using a rubber body filler tool and get as smooth as possible. Let dry 24 hours and sand with 220 Grit. Apply JB again (sometimes using a finger) to spread smooth. 24 more hours and sand with 340 with the mouse sander and hand sand. Move on to the next area and repeat, (touch up previous area as needed when JB is mixed). Some areas take three applications to get smooth. Still need FireFox to paste text here.

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Posted August 06, 2017 - 06:37 PM

Stuck with Fire Fox for now. With the Computer issues, I was able to get most of the deck divots filled in. Still needs some sanding and a couple more JB touch-ups, but should look good when the paint is on. I also ordered new mandrills so this will be the "Show" deck. I'll work on the "mowing" deck I got from Brandon later.

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Posted August 06, 2017 - 07:15 PM

I use Chrome. I liked FireFox, but on my turd slow internet it would not work right. 


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Posted August 07, 2017 - 09:31 PM

The JB experiment is still on going. Small sections are done during week day evenings. Once I get the divots filled I'll take this outside for a fine sanding all over, and apply s couple more touch-ups. So far it is looking way better than when I started. I am on my 4th pack of JB right now, and that should do it. The time consuming  part is waiting on the JB to dry for sanding. 

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Posted August 08, 2017 - 05:28 AM

Larry for the amount of resto's you do would buying a can of All-Metal be more cost effective then JB Weld ?  ( Sorry I can't paste a link )



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Posted August 08, 2017 - 11:30 AM

The JB allows for mixing and applying small quantities at a time. So far around $15.00 of JB has been used. I spend more on mouse sand paper. 


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Posted August 08, 2017 - 03:33 PM

Think JB would work on my broken dash on the 16/6 ?






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