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Post by mart1602 » Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:04 pm

wondering what you lot think of doing a 1690t in magpie colour sceam ,i think its the smartest paint sceam of all and easier to do.

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Post by JamesF » Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:14 pm

It would de value the tractor in my opinion

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Post by mart1602 » Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:15 pm

do you think so? its not going into preservation have seen a couple on youtube one with white wheels and one power red ,dont like the white wheels

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Post by ollek » Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:46 am

People are painting their tractors in the most peculiar colours. I think that any other colours than the one used at production will devaluate the tractor as it is not original anymore.

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Post by DB780 » Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:48 am

It only de-values your tractor if you intend to sell it, also once it's repainted it's not original anyway because it's been repainted. Do what you want to it's your tractor but try and avoid JD green and yellow :!:

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Post by case-ih1594 » Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:28 am

I'd definitely avoid repainting in any colour other than original. I think the nature of restoration is a duty to keep things as original as possible, unless unavoidable, or not obvious. If a tractor had been made up from several tractors then you would have more scope to make modification such as to the colour.

The 1690T is a fairly rare and unique DB, being one of the last DB's to have the DB name, and final colours. As mentioned, any repainted tractor loses some originality to a degree, but this is often unavoidable and can be mitigated by using colours and finish as close to the original as possible.

There will always be a few exceptions, in my opinion, such as tractors (re)painted in a company livery which I think should retain that colour as it enhances their identity. I would expect most people on here would agree that keeping the tractor in the original colour scheme is the best idea, but this does not mean it is right for your particular tractor.

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Post by ollek » Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:07 pm

And changing colours and decals can lead to lots of misunderstandings. There have been posters on this forum that have bought a white tractor with Selectamatic stickers, believing that is what they have got. The answering on technical issues have then reviled that the tractor is in fact an Implematic.

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Post by mart1602 » Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:56 pm

i can see what your all saying but we are only talking about painting chasis black instead of power red ,its not undoable at a latter date i am undecided as of now yes its a rare tractor but not a big value tractor as of now maybe in 20 years time.there was a lot of white tractors painted in the case red colours .

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Post by dexta » Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:17 am

i suppose a mild colour change isn't too bad, i've done me cropmaster red but decided on blue outer rims, its easily undoable, but for now they are done in the French blue like the 900s, partly because I wanted to and partly for security. people may well remember it more if is taken as the blue rims will draw attention rather than all red so it doesn't stand out and looks like the rest and isn't so memorable
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Post by joeproctor » Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:56 pm

not my preferance but if its your own you can do as you like! i have just painted a grey fergie pink,my grand daughter liked it so much thats all she wanted for christmas! but harry ferguson will be turning in his grave!

the pink fergie went to the 'house wife of cheshire' lol

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