GT 2542 Hood Repair

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GT 2542 Hood Repair

Postby Mcald62 » Sun Mar 13, 2022 12:26 pm

The plastic hood on my tractor has broke off for the second time at the threaded inserts. It is a poor design and a inherent problem of these machines. Does anyone have a good idea for a fix ? What type of plastic is it made of ? I have tried Gorilla Glue, it didn’t hold for long. Any suggestion would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Re: GT 2542 Hood Repair

Postby Eugene » Sun Mar 13, 2022 5:44 pm

Two thoughts: Epoxy instead of Gorilla Glue. Universal screw similar to dry wall screw with washer.
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Re: GT 2542 Hood Repair

Postby outdoors4evr » Mon Mar 14, 2022 5:48 am

Here is the epoxy I have used on plastics - fairly successfully
https://www.jbweld.com/product/plastic-bonder-syringe

Oil up a bolt with the correct threads and epoxy it in. Once the epoxy has cured, remove the bolt carefully to leave epoxy threads behind.
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Re: GT 2542 Hood Repair

Postby Jim Becker » Mon Mar 14, 2022 12:07 pm

outdoors4evr wrote:Here is the epoxy I have used on plastics - fairly successfully
https://www.jbweld.com/product/plastic-bonder-syringe

Oil up a bolt with the correct threads and epoxy it in. Once the epoxy has cured, remove the bolt carefully to leave epoxy threads behind.

I've used JB Weld in a similar application (except I think I had fiberglass). It seems to be holding up pretty well but hasn't been used for many hours yet.

If you have a screw-in insert that theoretically stays in the plastic part, don't oil it. Clean the insert as completely as possible. JB it in place and leave it there. Let it cure completely before putting it to use. If the fastener that screws into the plastic needs to be removed later on, do it exactly as outdoors4evr described.

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Re: GT 2542 Hood Repair

Postby Mcald62 » Tue Mar 15, 2022 2:49 pm

Thanks for the ideas. I have always used petroleum jelly a a release agent for JB weld. I’m going to try JB Plastic Bonder. It’s a 2 part adhesive.


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