i need a cheap hood

StarTech

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First the image is too blurred to even see the model number. Second about every JD use plastic hood is either cracked or so UV damage that it will break in shipping. Minor breaks are repairable with Permatex Plastic Weld but it only comes in two colors, black and cream. Cream matches the best. If they only came out with a JD green version they make a fortune.

Also JD should get away from the plastic hoods but won't as they make too much money selling replacement hoods or just like seeing their mowers doing a strip tease. About a third of the JD mowers that pass through my shop are hoodless.
 

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Firstly you can get JD plastic welding sticks , they are actually the same price as most others.
JD use a fully plastic on their hoods so most repair systems do not take .

Next , note that image is a screen shot pulled off the web
Mr redneck's posts were a bit suspect so I doubt that it is genuine .
The mods are either going to turf him or watch closely all of his posts.
First he has the engine from the 345 for sale, ran well for the last 100 hours
Next post he wants to put a preditor into the same mower
Next he want a cheap hood
Next he is touting for any cheap ride on .
 

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That is what found out about the JB Weld plastic weld formulation it simply will not work but the Permatex version does. But as those UV damage hoods are not worth the trouble.

Bert as JD plastic welding sticks can you provide a PN for them so I can check them out if available in the USA? That way I can stop using scrap hoods as a plastic source.

And yes I am thinking the same thing about his posts. Beside redneck repairs irritate me to no ends. I got two tillers that are just repaired at. I got one straighten out but the other take another carburetor as whoever did the work screwed it up royally.
 

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I got mine from a plastic repair specialist in New Zealand ( Techspan RPCPET3RGI- PC/PET- JD Green- 3mm round- 25 lengths )
In the US Pollyvance is apparently the go to
Apparently their welding kit is quite good as it has all of the tools needed
Polyvance welding kit
or just the rods
Green Pollycarbonate welding rods
JD use Xenoy - Valox blend which is a variation on std pollycarbonate supposed to be more UV resistant
Be careful.
I have seen LDPE rods listed as JD Green .
Most rainwater tanks are LDPE so most of the green welding rods advertised are LDPE.
If they are cheap they are LDPE and it won't take to Xenoy
 
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Firstly you can get JD plastic welding sticks , they are actually the same price as most others.
JD use a fully plastic on their hoods so most repair systems do not take .

Next , note that image is a screen shot pulled off the web
Mr redneck's posts were a bit suspect so I doubt that it is genuine .
The mods are either going to turf him or watch closely all of his posts.
First he has the engine from the 345 for sale, ran well for the last 100 hours
Next post he wants to put a preditor into the same mower
Next he want a cheap hood
Next he is touting for any cheap ride on .
im just getting into the buisness
 
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Then you going to learn a heck of lot. How work on the mowers, how to ask for by providing the info that needed, learn accounting, learn how to correctly spell words, and still there is a lot more to learn. This business is not a fly by night operation if you are going to do well and be able to warranty your workmanship.

I just fix two rednecked repaired garden tillers over the weekend where whoever did repairs should just go back to high school and take shop class. I mean they could even tell the difference bewteen a choke and a throttle control. And don't me started on the JB Weld use inside a gas tank [how stupid can someone be].

Redneck repairman are a penny a dozen where a good mechanic is worth his weight in gold.
 
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Then you going to learn a heck of lot. How work on the mowers, how to ask for by providing the info that needed, learn accounting, learn how to correctly spell words, and still there is a lot more to learn. This business is not a fly by night operation if you are going to do well and be able to warranty your workmanship.

I just fix two rednecked repaired garden tillers over the weekend where whoever did repairs should just go back to high school and take shop class. I mean they could even tell the difference bewteen a choke and a throttle control. And don't me started on the JB Weld use inside a gas tank [how stupid can someone be].

Redneck repairman are a penny a dozen where a good mechanic is worth his weight in gold.
are you in mi id love to meet up so you can teach me some things
 

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I got mine from a plastic repair specialist in New Zealand ( Techspan RPCPET3RGI- PC/PET- JD Green- 3mm round- 25 lengths )
In the US Pollyvance is apparently the go to
Apparently their welding kit is quite good as it has all of the tools needed
Polyvance welding kit
or just the rods
Green Pollycarbonate welding rods
JD use Xenoy - Valox blend which is a variation on std pollycarbonate supposed to be more UV resistant
Be careful.
I have seen LDPE rods listed as JD Green .
Most rainwater tanks are LDPE so most of the green welding rods advertised are LDPE.
If they are cheap they are LDPE and it won't take to Xenoy
I do know the plastic used is not LDPE or HDPE as both can't epoxied except with a very very special bonding agent or plastic welding. I agree that those LDPE rods will not work as they match the plastic used.
 
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Firstly you can get JD plastic welding sticks , they are actually the same price as most others.
JD use a fully plastic on their hoods so most repair systems do not take .

Next , note that image is a screen shot pulled off the web
Mr redneck's posts were a bit suspect so I doubt that it is genuine .
The mods are either going to turf him or watch closely all of his posts.
First he has the engine from the 345 for sale, ran well for the last 100 hours
Next post he wants to put a preditor into the same mower
Next he want a cheap hood
Next he is touting for any cheap ride on .
i ment topull it off the web mines in primer with the hood pulled off
 
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