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The oldest Land-Rover Series 3 around - new boots arrived


mat_the_cat

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Tyres removed, and prior to wire brushing.

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Rust has crept into the seam, so unable to mechanically remove. My plan is to dunk in Bilt Hamber Deox C, and allow to remove the rust over a day or two.

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It works much faster when warm, but after 12 hours still has more to do. But looking a helluva lot better already!

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After a little while longer it's all gone.

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TBH, I was using it at the minimum strength of 1 kg to 20 water, so have ordered a bit more so I can do them faster. Still, it's not a bad result for little effort; all I did with the wire brush was to remove any flaking rust and paint.

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I've now put a coat of galvanising primer on, and moved onto the next wheel.

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Eventually I got all 4 wheels clear of rust, and painted with galv primer. It made sense to get the tyres fitted at that stage, before the top coat in case of damage. 

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No in-progress photos I'm afraid, but I painted them in 2-pack ivory colour, LRC354. My first time with 2k and I was worried about the paint setting in the can so gave rather a heavy couple of coats. So there are a few runs, but looks so much better!

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