Cleaned up the foot pan (whatever the right name is. Eventually I'd still like to strip it and repaint it, but I'm at the point in my life where I just want it back together and out of my way.
You can bet the guy who wrote the directions never talked to the guy doing the install! Wish I had a nickel for every time I've seen something like this.Looking at the PTO solenoid instructions, it's stupid. It says the large land needs to face away from the PTO cover, and that the small end goes in the cover first. Then in the illustration, they show the large end facing the PTO cover.
Today was finally a nice day, so I was able to drag the tractor out and do some painting. Problem is the top of my hill is like a freakin' wind tunnel.
Painting in the garage is out of the question -- overspray on everything -- no thanks. Wife asked why I don't just build a paint booth in there. LOL...some day, some day.
I do have a 12x12 EZ-up tent though w/ walls, so I decided to give that a shot. In theory it sounds great until the @#$% wind starts blowing.
I put some nails through the corners into the driveway to keep it from blowing sideways, and that seemed to help. I wouldn't trust it to weather a thunderstorm though.
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Bit of roughening up of the existing paint, and taking any of the surface-rust spots down to bare metal.
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Cleaned up the exhaust "good enough" (hopefully) to paint it where it will exit the side panel.
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Primed. Factory paint is weird. You can see it on the bottom hook areas how there's like a split in it.
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Wet sanded the primer with 400 grit then it it up with the John Deere Medium Gloss Black.
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Of course. A bug lands smack in the middle of the front of it after I get the final coat on.
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Good enough -- I'll hit the area under the battery tray with POR-15 on the next decent day we get. Kinda...really makes me wish the rest of the black looked this good. Better pic in the daylight tomorrow.
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Common problem, they will stretch back out with no problem. Was 70 degrees out when I reinstalled mine, I didn't use a heat gun and had no problems. If it is colder out and you cant get them to stretch out the heat gun might help. Start at the rear and slowly work forward.