McConnell Hedgecutter Head

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  1. GALCAM

    GALCAM Well-Known Member

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    Any ideas on how to remove stains and brighten it up. Have tried white spirits and hot power wash with TFM but still looks manky. Is full respray the answer? TIA.
     

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  2. jd-baz

    jd-baz Well-Known Member

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  3. Arthur

    Arthur Well-Known Member

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    Brightened mine up lately after 2 seasons, used the detergent and hot wash but you need a bit of work with a brush and a few attempts.
     
  4. Crystal 8011

    Crystal 8011 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe a drop of diesel and a strong brush
     
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  6. MF30

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    Thinners and a paint brush, it may be a slightly lighter shade of yellow afterwards.
     
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    Elbow grease and plenty of it
     
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    Park it in the nettles.....:rolleyes2:
     
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  9. GALCAM

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    Local lad game me some degreaser and it worked well. 1DB21B25-7BF8-4A4E-AE94-C6F822D622D0.jpeg
     
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  10. AYF

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    Doesn't look like the same head!
     
  11. laoisfarmer

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    What type of degreaser was it
     
  12. Donegal Bay

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    New tractor?
     
  13. GALCAM

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    I txted the lad to get the name of the stuff. He sprayed it on from a little spray bottle, left it for 15 minutes and rinsed it off. I could not believe it. Unfortunately I had tried with the hot power washer and the turbo nozzles and TFR and all I did was take the paint off. I have it booked in for a respray next week including having the McConnel shape to paint on in black. Yeah Donegal I changed the tractors two weeks ago.
     
  14. GALCAM

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    It’s the same head but I took the guard off to clean out debris from inside. I might trade it for a new one for next September if this virus thing would go away.
     
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    Best of luck with Her Galcam, :Thumbp2: but as We say here, photos Man, We need photos......:laugh:
     
  16. GALCAM

    GALCAM Well-Known Member

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    For u Donegal!!
     

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  17. GALCAM

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    Thanks lads, here’s insides, there both identical. TFM put cameras under PTO guards so no problem seeing hook.
     

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  18. GALCAM

    GALCAM Well-Known Member

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    Lad sent me this pic of the cleaning agent he used. It certainly removes grime!!
     

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