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Clean or not

Discussion in 'Classic Machinery' started by onthehoof, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. onthehoof

    onthehoof Member

    Got a Leyland to put in vintage auction, been used by us for many years so in ex-farm condition with usual oil and dirt around engine and backend.
    Is it best to leave as is or pressure wash it clean, sometimes more original condition seems to sell better.
  2. Unless it's plastered in mud and sh!t I'd leave it.

    Looks more honest if it's not steam cleaned to death.
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  3. TheTallGuy

    TheTallGuy Member

    Pressure washing might damage gaskets/seals or highlight any leaks. You also run the risk of knocking paint off & once that starts it never stops. Obviously if it is caked in muck it needs a gentle clean up though.
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  4. onthehoof

    onthehoof Member

    Not too bad will put some pics up later.....

    and you can tell me what it’s worth :rolleyes:
  5. onthehoof

    onthehoof Member

  6. Drillman

    Drillman Member

    North Yorkshire
    wash it, i can't see thru clarts and it puts me off, a lot of other folks are the same.

    Presentation is everything. I wouldn't start trying to tart it up but a good clean inside and out will do no harm imo.
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  7. devonbrion1998

    I would have thought around £2500/£3000. Looks to me it would clean up a bit
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  8. Mur Huwcun

    Mur Huwcun Member

    North West Wales
    Wash the body work, cab, tyres and wheels. Polish the glass and the bonnet and give it a good clean inside. Leave the chassis as it is really, or if must just wash away the worst of the dirt.
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  9. Hardly worth selling if only worth 2-3k looks nice and tidy for its age, doesn't have to do much in a year to be worth keeping.
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  10. Mursal

    Mursal Member

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  11. essexpete

    essexpete Member

    I would clean it up a bit and polish the good bits. Make sure as much works as is possible.
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  12. tomlad

    tomlad Member

    nr. preston
    Is it 80 ish hp 3k dont seem alot does it
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  13. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    For nothing ...........
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