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July 28, 2015

Protechwood – How to Plastic Restore a Mower Hood

Merchandise getting welded is a John Deere 445 mower hood

o Cost of new hood $405 with out tax.

o Cost of substance to repair hood a lot less than $15 with tax.

o I saved $390 applying the plastic welder

o I utilised the mini-weld model 6 plastic welder

1.Set up function space. No combustibles in the vicinity of plastic welder. Nicely ventilated space. Use caution when applying the welder it is hot and can melt away you. Plug in the welder and established the warmth degree to preheat. Put the welder in the stand that arrives with kit.

two.Consider hood off mower.

3.Clean up plastic pieces with cleaning soap and drinking water.

4.Put the plastic pieces together applying tape to hold in place until eventually welded.

5.Verify the portion for a symbol (to uncover out what form of plastic I was doing work with). Set the warmth degree on welder matching the plastic I was welding.

6.Performing on the again side first. I started out building a v-groove in which the split was. Idea: I utilised the side of the flat welding tip.

7.Now I set the welding rod in the v-groove and apply the welder (warmth) to the space. Melt the foundation substance and the rod together. Really don’t function on any far more than two inches at a time. Idea: Let your warmth do the function for you.

eight.When you are done with the again side. Now begin on the entrance side executing the exact same ways as higher than.

nine.When finished welding. On the entrance you need to have a slight mound in which the split was at.

ten.Now sand the weld down applying rough sand paper. Then when virtually flat go to a high-quality sand paper and smooth it out. Clean up the hood.

11.Paint the hood. It may possibly take far more than 1 coat. Verify paint for particulars on drying moments.

Sorry I forgot to seize my digicam and take shots for you.


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