Cracked John Deere Plastic Hood Repair and Restoration

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Baldeagle242

Baldeagle242

Yıl önce

Professional DIY Plastic Repair on a John Deere X300 Hood - Step by Step From Start to Finish!
I'll show you how to fix a broken or cracked plastic hood on a John Deere X300 mower. This process is the same on a lot of plastic items, from car bumpers to trim pieces.
The result is fantastic, and all it takes is a little ambition and time to get it done.
No paint was used outside of this hood -and- I DO NOT suggest using paint on the outside. The paint will flake and chip off very quickly when used on the outside surface.
You can do a lot more to the outside of this hood to hide the crack better but this is a riding mower!
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YORUMLAR: 856
Art Henry
Art Henry 2 aylar önce
DANG!! That is smart!! That is a VERY good repair!! I need to crawl under the front of my car and do this with that air dam across the front!! Not the season for that yet but you certainly gave me some good ideas!! I gotta burn this in my "warehouse of information" section of my brain. I am sure myself, or someone, will be better off knowing this. That looks pretty darn good and I am sure it is stronger than stock!! Thanks again for sharing this with all of us. I appreciate your work here.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 2 aylar önce
You're welcome. Thank you for watching. 😁👍
C Knowles
C Knowles Yıl önce
One of the best jobs editing and presenting during the video. Straight forward, no nonsense video. Keep up the great work. I wish other TRpostrs attempting to make instructional videos were as well done.
Terry Campbell
Terry Campbell 22 gün önce
Where can I get a front end for a gt275 John Deere
Terry Campbell
Terry Campbell 22 gün önce
I need a front end for a 275 GT John Deere where can I get one
John Grapentine
John Grapentine Yıl önce
Jmmk
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
Thank you! I'm happy to see this style of editing and straight to the point is working. I get frustrated with other videos when I'm in the middle of a project and need a quick suggestion or answer and have to click through a video to find it. I'm learning as I go but I'm trying to make every video better than the last. Glad it helped and thanks for watching.
69uremum
69uremum Yıl önce
straight forward and to the point, great vid:) no bs music, no long build up, not drawn out. good stuff
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
Thank you Ralph. Hopefully this works out for you. Thanks for watching. 🦅
Ralph Sampson
Ralph Sampson Yıl önce
I really hate when the "how to" channels try to act like a professional TV show. We come here for the nuts and bolts of a project not, the big productions. I bet I could use this on my Ford Expedtion bumper cover. Thanks for a great video!
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
Thank you, 69uremum. I appreciate the comment and the subscription. Thanks for watching. 😁👍
Mark Keller
Mark Keller Yıl önce
Great video. As a long time Deere owner, this is great stuff!! Great job....polishing was amazing!!
William Paul
William Paul Yıl önce
THIS IS A NICE HOW TO VIDEO! Clear and to the point. No nonsense and no need for background music. THANK YOU!
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
Thank you, and thanks for watching. 🦅
Arthur Crosby
Arthur Crosby Yıl önce
Great repair job. I like the “stitches” you put in with the heating tool. Adding the fibre glass too will make it very tough, so it’s unlikely to crack there again. I would say that the repair is stronger than the original material. You made it look nice under the hood by painting - even though it’s out of sight. I like that attention to detail. Although it would not improve the strength, a little resin along the crack on the top side would fill in those little cavities and improve it cosmetically, before a coat of paint and polishing. The polishing made a dramatic improvement to the appearance - well done.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
Thanks for watching and the feedback. 👍
Gil Fish
Gil Fish Yıl önce
Great video. Thanks for the detailed instructions on the repair and polish. I never knew that the plastic could be brought back to a like new shine. You got my like and sub!!
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
Thanks for the kind words and sub!
Tim Ziegler
Tim Ziegler Yıl önce
You did a great job explaining and videoing this repair. You did a professional job repairing that hood! Thank you.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
Thank you!
Mike Robinson
Mike Robinson Yıl önce
Your method will work and it will last for the long haul. Roughing the underside and cleaning before is the secret to keeping the epoxy from turning loose. Adding your staples is great! I've been working with fiberglass for 50 years and never had any pop loose when your best practices are followed. Other methods are good, but are IMO a bit overboard for hood repair on a mower. Regardless, thanks to you and others for the excellent information.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
+Mike Robinson Thank you for the feedback, and thanks for watching. 🦅
Blue Hill
Blue Hill Yıl önce
Great video, thank you. I have an old STX38 and I’ve been struggling with hood cracks for quite a while. Most recently, one of my grandkids climbed up on the hood and broke a couple of pieces out. I first watched your video about a month ago and have gathered everything that I need to do your repair. I also replaced the seat with an antique cast iron plow seat painted John Deere yellow. Not quite as comfortable as the padded seat, but it looks really cool. I’ve subscribed to your channel.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
Thanks for watching and good luck with your repair. I have a video posted about repairing these seats as well.
Terry
Terry 4 aylar önce
You're an excellent teacher and this is an excellent video! Thanks for sharing your knowledge and skills!
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 4 aylar önce
You're welcome. Thanks for watching. 😁👍
Dickson Cho
Dickson Cho Yıl önce
Bought this tool just because of this video, the exact tool...and it works great. Fixed my John Deere hood nowhere as professional as in this video, but the hood looks good enough for my 20 year old tractor and is strong bond. Very great tips in this video!
Callan Kyree
Callan Kyree 10 aylar önce
@Harlan Marcos You are welcome :D
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 11 aylar önce
@Jimmy Hughes There is a link to the welder I used in the video description. Thanks for watching. 🦅🇺🇸
Jimmy Hughes
Jimmy Hughes 11 aylar önce
Great job! I need a welder like that! I will find one
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
That’s great news. I never dreamed this video would reach as many people as it has. It’s awesome to have so many comments from people like yourself who have successfully used my advise. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment! 🦅
John B
John B Yıl önce
Very nicely done. My X390 is two years old now and still in great shape but I have been thinking it is just a matter of time before the cheapo hood cracks. Now I won’t panic when it does. I also appreciate the tip on the hood latch. I subscribed and thanks for a great video.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
Thanks for the kind words, and thanks for subscribing. Love the X390 tractors.
Michael Bainum
Michael Bainum 3 aylar önce
Really well done and very helpful. Look forward to learning more from your experience!
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 3 aylar önce
Thank you, Michael. I look forward to seeing you around on future videos. 😁👍
Jack Richards
Jack Richards Yıl önce
Great job introducing that tool and how to use it. I saw a repair done by that means one time and was astounded by the way it was done. Seeing the whole kit i action is inspiring ,since the system is so flexible. Portable. My old BMW has that sort of panels . My JD has definitely got a fibreglass bonnet though I'm sure. It's a full size tractor th.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
Thanks for watching. It's been a real asset for me to strengthen the repairs. Hopefully, lots of people can make good use of it. 😁👍
Steven Starr
Steven Starr 5 aylar önce
Excellent tutorial! many thanks, I'm buying the works and planning on rehabbing the x534 hood I got too close to the apple tree with lol. Not depressed about the massive investment in a new green plastic hood anymore, either. I wish I had seen this a long time ago. I really appreciate this video, you give very good instructions and don't waste time.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 5 aylar önce
Thanks for watching! Good luck with your repair. 🦅🇺🇸
Ronnie Baxter
Ronnie Baxter 11 aylar önce
Well presented video with great camera work. Your casual way of delivering the information is what makes your video a success and easy to follow. You are cut out for this type of service to the public, thank you and please continue making videos.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 11 aylar önce
Thank you for the kind words, and thanks for watching. 🦅🇺🇸
Blair Fright
Blair Fright Yıl önce
Great repair! Well explained and to the point! I have two of these hoods to repair think I'll do the same steps. Didn't know what to do with them was going to throw out glad I Didn't!
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
Thanks for watching and good luck with your repair. 🦅
nazmen040
nazmen040 7 aylar önce
Great video. I’ve done the repair with the fiberglass but not the staples, that is a great addition. One add I’ve made on two hoods that I’ve done is applying one side glue foam weatherstripping to the tractor side. This absorbs the vibration when the engine is running and helps reduce the chipping that sometimes occurs at the edge of the hood b
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 7 aylar önce
Thanks for the additional tip and thanks for watching. 🦅🇺🇸
Lauri Jorgenson
Lauri Jorgenson Yıl önce
Loved learning about a new tool for repairs. That was cool. Thanks for your efforts at helping others! Appreciate it.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
Thanks for watching. 🦅
Dan the Man
Dan the Man 3 aylar önce
Thanks for the video and your tips. I don't have any experience repairing polycarbonate or similar materials (yet) but now have inspiration to give it a go. God bless you and yours.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 3 aylar önce
Thank you, Dan. I hope to see you around on future videos. 😁👍
Wayne Waters
Wayne Waters 3 aylar önce
You do a great job explaining your hood fix ,, right to the point ..Thanks
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 3 aylar önce
Thank you and thanks for watching. I hope to see you around on future videos. 😁👍
accdron
accdron Yıl önce
Very helpful - fixed my old JD hood ('94 LX178) using your method and worked great. Thanks for taking the time to put the video together - liked the laid back, no BS approach and no music. Good job!
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
Thank you! I'm happy to see this style of editing and straight to the point is working. I get frustrated with other videos when I'm in the middle of a project and need a quick suggestion or answer and have to click through a video to find it. I'm learning as I go but I'm trying to make every video better than the last. Glad it helped and thanks for watching.
sgttimmy2
sgttimmy2 2 aylar önce
Sir, not only are you a talented body repair guy, your video expertise is even better. One of the best ‘how to’ videos I’ve ever watched!
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 2 aylar önce
Thank you Sgttimmy2! I appreciate the kind words. Thanks for watching. 😁👍
Dwayne Harris
Dwayne Harris Yıl önce
Well done! I saw those plastic stitching tools for the first time just recently. They seem to work very well.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
+Dwayne Harris, They add some much-needed reinforcement to the repair. Thanks for watching. 🦅
Richard Binell
Richard Binell 4 aylar önce
Great work, brother. Really smart. Well explained. Thank you for sharing.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 4 aylar önce
You're welcome. Thanks for watching.
Holly Hills
Holly Hills Yıl önce
This is brilliant! We have a JD GT 235 mower that we have had for 16+ years. Last year wife ran into something and cracked the hood. She was all upset, said we have to buy another hood, I said no probably too expensive. I had no idea! We will do this as a winter project. THANKS A BUNCH!
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
You’re welcome, let us know how it turns out. Thanks for watching. 🦅
motorv8N
motorv8N Yıl önce
Great tutorial - thanks! Inherited a 277 AWS and so very interested in tips to keep it alive. Also is there a way to covert the diff to lock both wheels. It would really help with snow clearing.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
Thanks for watching. I've seen other videos on how to lock the diffs in different ways but I've never done it myself.
Dylan Knows
Dylan Knows 10 aylar önce
Perfect video. No nonsense, to the point, and useful info. I subbed.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 10 aylar önce
Thanks for watching, and I appreciate the sub! 🦅🇺🇸
Bob Itnyre
Bob Itnyre 11 aylar önce
Your solutions to these problems are super. Thanks. Something I've often wondered is this. Are these plastic hoods interchangeable? Or are many models interchangeable with the only difference being the decals and perhaps the airflow devices inside the hood? Maybe there is a chart that would say which hoods would fit which models. It seems to me that John Deere or any garden tractor maker would save a lot of money if the hoods all were the same with the only differences being the decals and airflow devices. Keep up the super instructions. By the way I really like your getting right to the point. As others commented no silly music or endless build up.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 11 aylar önce
Thanks for the kind words. The X series hoods will interchange from model to model. Even the older style (like the hood in this video) will fit the newer mowers and vise verse. The older GT series hoods have a different style hinge that will not work “easily” with other models. I'm not aware of a chart showing what works and what doesn't but it sure would be nice to have one. Thanks for watching. 🦅🇺🇸
Shane Zettelmier
Shane Zettelmier Yıl önce
Cool. That tool with the little metal inserts was awesome, I’ve never seen that before. You could also use a plastic welder and you can use the Apoxsee on top of the hood to fill those debits as well and fill the crack and that will make it stronger and is Sandobal. You can also take a believe baking soda and superglue and make a paste and fill those cracks and sand it and get a very smooth service that was paintable
thardyryll
thardyryll 2 aylar önce
I for one can report that Sandobal Apoxsee and believe baking soda are really hard to find these days.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
Thanks for the tip, and thanks for watching. 🦅
Mach One
Mach One Yıl önce
GREAT ADVICE about removing the hood latches! I did just that to preserve the hood on my GX345 several years ago, and it works well. Takes all the stress off the hood when you open it. You don't need 'em for regular mowin anyhow.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
If more people knew that little tip, I believe it would save a lot of hoods. Thanks for watching. 🦅
Jeff Silver
Jeff Silver Yıl önce
Very informative and helpful with appropriate amount of detail. Well done, thanks.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
Thank you for the comment and thanks for watching. 😁👍
Bob Northrop
Bob Northrop 5 aylar önce
Bought this tool to repair my Toro Wheelhorse hood that had lots of serious cracks after 25 years of use. The tool worked exactly as shown. Saved myself a lot of money compared to a replacement hood.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 5 aylar önce
That's awesome! I love to hear this has helped so many people. Thanks for watching. 🦅🇺🇸
Kevin Parks
Kevin Parks 10 aylar önce
Always amazes me how much there is to learn, and how many great products/ideas available to us, if we just look! Thanks so much for this great video!!
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 10 aylar önce
+Kevin Parks, you're welcome. Thanks for watching. 🦅🇺🇸
Dal v
Dal v 8 aylar önce
New sub and impressed. Staples are great, never knew about them. Keep up the good work.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 8 aylar önce
Thank you! 🦅🇺🇸
Culprit893
Culprit893 5 aylar önce
Just finished fixing mine after following your process. My fiberglass work isn’t as good but I’m happy with it. The ends of the hot staples poked through a bit so I hit them with a dremel after the resin cured. Thanks for sharing!
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 5 aylar önce
It takes a little practice to get it just right. Hopefully it will serve you well for a long time. Thanks for watching. 🦅🇺🇸
joshua walters
joshua walters 9 aylar önce
Great video very informative and very professional video. Great job thank you!
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 9 aylar önce
Thank you Joshua, and thanks for watching. 🦅🇺🇸
Ernie McKracken
Ernie McKracken 4 aylar önce
Another method I found that works well with abs plastic is a soldering iron. Run parallel with the crack, and melt several deep grooves in plastic. The rough edges of melted plastic gives the fiberglass something to grab on to, while also dropping down in to melted scratch marks.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 4 aylar önce
Thank you for the tip. 👍
Dean Barr
Dean Barr Yıl önce
Awesome job. Your exactly right about the cost. I bought a new hood, grill, headlight bezel, and all new decals for an old John Deere back in 2005. Had over 1200.00 bucks as all the pieces are sold separately. What really ticked me off headlights don't come in pairs. You have to buy a right one and a left one. Geeesh. As always John Deere overprices everything.
Jay B
Jay B Yıl önce
Which will just cause more future buyers to buy cheaper or lesser trendy brands.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
Thank you, Dean. I appreciate the comment and the subscription. Thanks for watching. 😁👍
S Newberry
S Newberry 3 aylar önce
This is exactly what I was looking for. Didn't know about the staples. Your video has just the right amount of info to get the job done right. I will be repairing my hood as soon as the weather breaks. Thanks!
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 3 aylar önce
Awesome, let me know how it turns out. 😁👍
Scott
Scott 6 aylar önce
Excellent tip on flipping the hood release/catch! I've ruined two hoods and never thought of that before. The latest "S" series models sold at the big box no longer use those catches and just hold with gravity. They also have a center handle cavity. Wondering if I can just buy one of those and replace mine.
sptrader
sptrader 18 gün önce
My E120 just has a nice friction fit. Crack free after 3 years and 65 hours.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 6 aylar önce
Thanks for watching, Scott. I hope that tip has saved at least a couple of these hoods. I'm not sure if the newer hoods will fit or not. I'll have to check next time I get one in the shop.
greauxpete
greauxpete 4 aylar önce
I like melting the metal staples into the thickness for additional strength. I repaired a outboard cowl using gflex epoxy and 1708 cloth. It's been 4 years without any issues. They reccomend a light heat treating with a propane torch flame at the crack for extra strength prior to laying down the resin. They also reccomend the cloth extend out on each side of the crack by 12 times the plastic thickness on each side of the crack. So if the thickness is 1mm, then the cloth width should be 12mm on each side of the crack or 24mm wide centered on the crack.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 4 aylar önce
That's excellent info. Thank you for sharing. 🦅🇺🇸
Curly Q. Link
Curly Q. Link 10 aylar önce
The step-by-step explanation makes the entire process very easy to follow. Nicely done.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 10 aylar önce
+Curly Q. Link, Thanks for watching. 🦅🇺🇸
Brian Falls
Brian Falls Yıl önce
Interesting repair. Love the heat gun fix!!!! Good job.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
Thanks for watching.
bagadonutz
bagadonutz Aylar önce
Not a bad looking fix and the wire welder can be used to fix other things, so that’s a good frugal purchase ! I removed the hood latch following your tip and that helps, but I think if the hood cracks one more time, I’ll use the welder and bondo, underneath but I might slap self stick camo shelf paper on the top so the trees and fence posts can’t see me coming
KB Klucas
KB Klucas Yıl önce
Nice video production. Well balanced between slow show and rapid review. Easy to watch, listen, and learn. You know what you're doing and, after your videos, we do, too! Thank you.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
@Mike Tighe Here is a link to the tool. Thanks for watching. www.amazon.com/dp/B08DMQTNWP/?tag=eagle0f1-20
Mike Tighe
Mike Tighe Yıl önce
I have never seen that tool. Where can I buy it so I can fix my john deere.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
Thanks for watching. I'm happy to hear so many people are finding value these videos. 👍
Dwayne Padon
Dwayne Padon 7 gün önce
I am impressed man. My first view of your videos. Really enjoyed learning something I previously knew zip about. Perfect cadence in talking while working and explaining, etc... You sir, have gained a new fan!
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 7 gün önce
Thank you. 😁👍
Henauder Titzauf
Henauder Titzauf Yıl önce
Great vlog! Thanks for the “simple” way of fixing that problem we all may cross if we keep our plastic mowers. Guess I’ll subscribe and give a high five.You showed the plastic repair gun and kits. You did great I do appreciate it!and you have the xpensive mower than my elcheapo J.D. A yeller bungee cord works great!
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
Thanks for subscribing and thanks for watching. 😁👍
Mattias Larsson
Mattias Larsson Yıl önce
Collect the plastic dust from roughing up the inside , mix it into some of the polyester resin and you can fill the cracks and chips on the outside.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
Thanks for the tip and thanks for watching. 🦅
Joshua Schamberg
Joshua Schamberg Aylar önce
Dude, awesome repair, enjoyable to watch… only question can anything be done to make the crack more presentable? Or at least fill it? Seems like it can still get contaminated as it didn’t look very sealed from the outside. Maybe put some resin into it and sand smooth with the rest of the hood?
Joshua Schamberg
Joshua Schamberg Aylar önce
@Baldeagle242 well it’s a 300 series, a bit more desirable that 100s, so worth it to put some effort in… plus the finish appeal definitely helps sell something, kills me the people that don’t even wash stuff they are trying to sell
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Aylar önce
You can certainly fill it with resin or primer and paint it over it. I wish I had done it in this video because of its comments, but in reality, these are mowers that I flip for profit, and there is little to no added value for me to take the time to fill them and make them look perfect. On the other side of this argument, I get people who ask why I bother to polish a mower. Either way, thank you very much for watching. ;-)
Wayne Stanton
Wayne Stanton Yıl önce
Very smart and talented man. Love to take broken things and repair them myself. You have more skill than you realize.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
Thank you for the kind words, and thanks for watching. 🦅🇺🇸
Mchurch
Mchurch 2 gün önce
Good, functional, hood repair. Nice job. Have you ever repaired a rusted out steel mower deck? I’ve got a self-propelled walk behind John Deere mower that works fine but the deck is rusted through in a few spots.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 2 gün önce
I’ve welded patch panels on mower decks quite a few times. As long as the rest of the deck is still in good shape it’s usually worth the effort.
Tom Kergil
Tom Kergil 25 gün önce
Well done! and nice extra touch to paint, sand, and polish. Have used the plastic welder on my hood BUT eventually the brittle plastic will break around the hinged points and not figured out a repait for that. Any ideas?
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 25 gün önce
It depends on how it's broken. If you watch the restoration video I did on the John Deere GT262 I showed a simple way to repair a hinge point in that video.
Britt Helms
Britt Helms Yıl önce
I'm glad to see a practical example of this electric hot staple system in use. I've considered getting one but was unsure about it.....until now.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
+Britt Helms Thanks for watching. I have a cousin who's been using one of these for a few years to repair plastic bumper covers on cars. I happened to be in his shop one day while he was using it and have used one ever since to improve cracked mower hoods. Thanks for watching. 👍
John Lomax
John Lomax Yıl önce
Wow awesome video thank you for introducing that tool. Wish I would I had that years ago in the body shop fixing bumper covers and the body panels on the Saturns.
John Lomax
John Lomax Yıl önce
@Baldeagle242 I left the body shops about 12 to 13 years ago and at that time we stitched it together with zip ties gooped urethane panel adhesive on the back and then cut the zip ties off the front and made the repair to the front of it. Thanks again man I'll keep this tool in mind, might even put it in my arsenal just to have it cuz you never know.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
That's where I learned about this tool. I have a cousin that used this tool on Saturn bumpers. Thanks for watching. 🦅
Dr.LmSb445
Dr.LmSb445 4 aylar önce
I've seen this done b4 . It turns out great as did yours ... I've been looking to get one ... I'm debating if it would be worth the purchase. Idk .Great video thanks for sharing
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 4 aylar önce
It comes in handy for all types of plastic repairs. I look for mowers with cracked hoods because you can get a good deal on them.
michael
michael Yıl önce
Great video, well done, and great info, will be looking forward to seeing whats next.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
Thank you, Michael. I appreciate the comment and the subscription. Thanks for watching. 😁👍
Adam A
Adam A Yıl önce
I like the staple idea. I would also use a plastic welder to repair the crack. It melts and rebonds the plastic together. It is like a hot air gun with a means to feed the plastic filler wire. You can get them cheap at harbor freight. Might have to look a bit but the green tractors are so popular I bet they make the filler rod in JD green.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
Thanks for the tip and thanks for watching. 🦅
1811bruce
1811bruce Yıl önce
Good video! Some great pointers on repair of the cracked hoods of JD's. I have those problems also! New Subscriber. Looking forward to your videos.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
That's awesome. Thanks for watching!
Brian P
Brian P Yıl önce
You sir, have got yourself another subscriber. I don't have a broken mower hood but I do have a '61 Galaxie. The seat trim is plastic and of course it's broken from people kicking it when they get into the backseat. I have been searching a long time for a method to repair it and make it kick-resistant. Never seen those staples before. Already ordered that kit. Thanks!
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
Let us know how your repair turns out. Thanks for watching. 🦅
Holly Hills
Holly Hills 14 gün önce
Per your instructions, I’m going to repair the crack in my GT235 hood. Great job!
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 14 gün önce
Let me know how it turns out. 😁👍
James Harber
James Harber 6 aylar önce
Outstanding! I just knew that there was a way, like this, to make the repair needed on our Volvo Front End Loader’s hood…that I damaged by backing into a solid piece of equipment. Dah! A replacement would probably cost $5,000.00!!! Thank you so very much! I am Subscribing to your channel.
James Harber
James Harber 6 aylar önce
@Baldeagle242 . Will do. It will have to be after Christmas/New Years shut down.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 6 aylar önce
Thanks for the sub! Let us know how it turns out. 🦅🇺🇸
Carl Rossi
Carl Rossi 6 aylar önce
Great video. What would you do with a steering wheel shoulder bolt that refuses to be removed? Tried whacking a sacrificial nut, tried a hand held impact Phillips driver on the head end. Liberal amounts of penetrating liquid, still stuck. ~96 John Deere.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 6 aylar önce
Is it on a plastic steering wheel? If not id try some heat. A sizeable electric soldering gun might help get it hot enough if someone has but loc-tite on it without damaging too much of the plastic. If you can get a box end wrench on it and hammer the center with an air chisel, that might work. A more significant impact may twist it off, which may not be a good option. Without seeing it myself, it's tough to say, but hopefully, that will give you some ideas to try. Let us know how you make out with it and thanks for watching.
Sherman Hofacker
Sherman Hofacker 2 aylar önce
I have been repairing plastic by welding and embedding stainless steel screen wire for reinforcement. Your video is the first I have seen of the gun you used. Definitely going to get one.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 2 aylar önce
Awesome! Thanks for watching. 😁👍
udavidism
udavidism Yıl önce
You did an excellent job fixing that break. If someone wanted to take the time, the outside of the crack could be filled. Fiberglass resin can be colored www.westmarine.com/buy/evercoat--resin-coloring-agent--P004_120_004_002 and you can mix yellow and blue to get green. It would take a lot of work sanding, blending and I don't know how well it would hold up but it would look great. Great job!
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
Thanks for the feedback. This was a mower I bought to fix and sell and I didn't think it would add much value by taking the time to blend it in. In hindsight, I wish I had taken the time to fill the crack for the video. I had no clue this video would take off the way it has. Thanks for watching. 😁👍
C C
C C Yıl önce
Good job on the hood restoration! We have an X360........the hood has yet to crack like the one you have, but the screw anchor points that hold the black air shroud have broken free from the hood. For now it's all held together with duct tape, but I am looking for a better more permanent fix. I can't believe these hoods cost a grand to replace. Thanks for the info.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
Thanks for watching. The anchor points can be tough to repair. If the plastic around the base is still good, you may be able to epoxy or embed a T-nut in fiberglass to reattach the center air deflector. uxcell M12x40x2.5mm Brad Hole Tee Nut Carbon Steel T-Nuts Furniture Hardware Flange Insert Female Thread 5pcs www.amazon.com/dp/B07H57RPTS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_2YR9DN6N42R135A2M46N
Skip Bickford
Skip Bickford 5 aylar önce
I just came across your video learned a lot thank you very much. I’ve seen a video on welding plastic using soldiering iron and zip ties. I was at JD dealer for some repair work on another vehicle . I went dumpster diving for plastic to try to weld the top side of what I need to repair the hood. I found some straps plastic green that was used for strapping packages. I’m going to use the straps with a soldier iron to weld the top side of the crack then sand to make flat then finishthe you did
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 5 aylar önce
Let us know how that works out. Thanks for watching. 🦅🇺🇸
Skip Bickford
Skip Bickford 5 aylar önce
Again thank you
Frank Nedobity
Frank Nedobity Yıl önce
I work for Deere and am going to suggest to get one of these kits. Nice job on that hood. Could you have even filled the crack with paint before wet sanding to make the crack less visible?
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
@Frank Nedobity I couldn't agree more. I wish I'd started posting videos years ago. I really enjoy this stuff. Thanks for watching. 😁👍
Frank Nedobity
Frank Nedobity Yıl önce
@Baldeagle242 thank you for great content! I have flipped a couple Deere’s in the past I’ve gotten as throw aways. Great quality lawn mower for sure.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
That's awesome. Click the affiliate link under the video if they buy one. 😉 Yes, you can clean out the crack and fill it in with paint, then sand, or even wipe off excess with a clean rag. If you check out the video where I cleaned up and polished the X324, you'll see where I did just that. In hindsight, I wish I had taken the time to fill in the crack on this hood and show what can be done to get these hoods back to looking like new. At the time, this was just a mower I was flipping; I wasn't thinking so much about the responses I would get on the video. Thanks for watching, and I appreciate you sharing the video. 😁👍
Robert Leonard
Robert Leonard 2 aylar önce
Good ideas, good presentation, thank you for the helpful info.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 2 aylar önce
Thanks for watching. 😁👍
Rosewood Steel
Rosewood Steel Yıl önce
Great job! I have a crack I need to take care of and your information is very much appreciated.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
Thanks for watching and good luck with your repair.
JOGO
JOGO Yıl önce
Fantastic job sir thank you for the informative video 👍👍👍
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
You're very welcome, thanks for watching.
Stephen Mattison
Stephen Mattison Yıl önce
Great instruction & video! Now I could do this, easy! *The BEST TIP is to give the staple a twist & let it set locked in... with that it pulls crack together and would be difficult to even pull the staples out! TYVM!*
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
Thanks for the comments and thanks for watching. 🦅
Randy C
Randy C Yıl önce
Great job. Mine is a '96? 455 diesel and when the plastic gets that old, it gets very brittle and will just crack in another place. But this is great for hoods that are not yet brittle.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
Couldn't agree more. My father has the 445 gas probably about the same age and his hood is still in one piece but we handle it with kid gloves when we need to. Thanks for watching!
craig contofalsky
craig contofalsky Yıl önce
Excellent work!! Looks great!
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
+craig contofalsky, Thank you!
BOSTON- STRONG
BOSTON- STRONG 7 aylar önce
Amazing repair video. Thank you.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 4 aylar önce
Thanks for watching.
Sergio
Sergio 8 aylar önce
Many thanks for a great, intelligently done video.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 8 aylar önce
Thank you and thanks for watching. 🦅🇺🇸
turbocon86
turbocon86 Yıl önce
Do you know the makeup of the plastic on these hoods? I'm curious as to whether methelene chloride liquid would bond the crack together prior to the bonding gizmo. I used to work at Carrier, and we used that stuff to put our plastic prototypes together. It works well on cracks in automotive taillight lenses and such too. Just pull the crack together, brush it on, it seeps into the crack and the plastic on either side of the crack melts together. How strong the bond is depends on how well the chemical softens the particular plastic. It doesn't work on all types.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
The X-Series hoods are made of Polycarbonate.
RUSTY REPAIRS
RUSTY REPAIRS Yıl önce
Top notch! Helpful and straightforward! New sub here.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
Thanks for watching and subscribing.
Raymond Dargie
Raymond Dargie Yıl önce
Very nice video.Well explained,you did a great job.
Baldeagle242
Baldeagle242 Yıl önce
Thank you Raymond.
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