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  1. mr&mrsb

    mr&mrsb Read Only Funster

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    we have had another look at a ford Autosleeper over the weekend which we had seen the week before but on second inspection we have notice that the it looks like someone has gone over the shell of the motor home & the black bumper with something abrasive which has taken the shine off. :Eeek:
    We have been told that going over it a few times with polish will sort this out but i'm not sure.
    Has anyone any views on this please
     
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    If this is a looking to buy, I'd be extremley cautious. How abrasive, ie how deep are scratches, remember paint, gel coat, whatever are only so deep especially paint, and polishing, or cutting back (T cut and the like) remove paint, ie you could go through.
    If you're keen, it's old/cheap then you need to see it polished up, or polish up to prove just what you are dealing with.

    Take care?
     
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    I agree the gel coat on these vans is not very thick Auto-sleeper only advise the use of Farecla fiber glass cleaner. If too rough a compound has been used you will never regain the smooth finish and further cutting could make it worse. Remember these bodies are not painted but self coloured and will last for years if treated correctly.


    Be very careful.


    Dave:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Thank you both , will take on board what you've said .
    It's a 2002 Ford model.
    I did run my hand over it in places & still feels smooth to touch .
    I must say that it's not all over it's mostly on the sides & top of the motor home.
    Might pass on this one & wait for something else to turn up. :Smile:
     
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    Sounds to me as if someone has been trying to remove tree scratches and gone too hard about it as you say its on sides and top.


    Dave:thumb::thumb:
     
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    I would pass on it, even if you get it perfect, every time you look your eyes will play tricks and say it's just not right .. then you become paranoid about it.. spend everyday polishing, in the end it rules your life .. :Sad:

    Slight exaggeration, but you get my drift. :Laughing:
     
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