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Banjobeer
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1690

Post by Banjobeer » Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:59 pm

Hi all, recently got my hands on a DB 1690 4wd, it's a 1981 reg that a neighbor has owned since 1985, he is a firm believer in keeping machinery under cover and so it has rarely spent a night outside, and has been parked in the back of a shed untouched for the last 7 years, he was an Argi contractor and it did a lot of work but he quit in the early 90's. It's a bit untidy but the tin work is solid albeit a little rusty, we stuck a battery in and it fired up fairly easily, I was going to respray it but having second thoughts now, might leave it original, front axle needs a lot of work

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Re: 1690

Post by DB780 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:37 am

Providing the rusting is not too scrape the loose off and use some acf-50 on it. This stuff is good and will inhibit the rust. It is only in original condition once!

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Re: 1690

Post by Banjobeer » Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:55 am

Thanks for that, I will try that stuff, the rust is only on the surface.

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Re: 1690

Post by mart1602 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:01 pm

get a bit of wet and dry sandpaper and some warm water with fairy liquid in ,wet it and give it a lite sanding you may need to put a bit of neat liquid on the surface as well it will take 20 years off the tractor.an excellent rust treatment with a built in primer called vactan can be got on ebay,no need to paint over it as it seals the surface with a latex primer if you use it rub exess off with a rag as it will leave brush marks when it dries

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