Colour change

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  1. Babyell

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    We have had out MH for a few weeks and it is literally driving me mad. The sides and part of the back have gone a cream colour. I have tried all sorts to rectify it and nothing has helped, although it has a good shine the colour remains the same. Probably how it left the showroom, I don't know?

    Anyway after exploring several option I have resigned myself to the fact that there is nothing I can do short or a re spray, which wouldn't be cost effective. So alternatively I am debating having the cab wrapped in a matt dark grey to match the lower trim on the sides. Do you think this will look ok or ruin the look or our MH?

    I know its a 13 yr old van so it wont look as new but my OCD wont let me accept it!

    Here is how it looks now (you can see the colour difference on photo and its worse in person )
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  2. Irishrover

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    Its a nice looking van as it is, I think a grey wrap would look horrendous, but hey,... its your van and if thats what you want go for it!
     
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    It is not uncommon for the rear and cab to be different shades of 'white' from new, sometimes the locker doors are different too depending on whether they have used the same material for the infil panels. It can also be caused by a MH being sat with the sun on one area for a long time - such as those 'sun-seeking oaps' who go to warmer climates for months on end. Whilst there may be a way to improve it I doubt if you'll get it to match totally and if you 'tart up' one bit it could easily make the rest look even worse. Stop 'looking' at it and start using it ... that'll soon take your mind of the colour as you'll be enjoying going out in it too much!
     
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  4. Carol

    Carol Funster Life Member

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    Put your OCD in a box, tell it that it's nothing to do with the motorhome just enjoy it for what it is.
     
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    Passed what i think was a bailey yesterday.
    the cab was very dark blue, almost black, and it looked a real mess.
    it just didnt fit in with the white body and spoilt the look of the whole van.
     
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    Paint the cab day glow orange then your eyes will be drawn to the cab instead of the body. :ROFLMAO:
     
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    You don't see the outside when you are inside, feet up with a beer!
     
  8. Terry

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    Wrapping the body will probably cost more than re-spray :eek:
    I know of a man who can re-spray your whole van with a roller and paintbrush ;):swear::LOL::LOL:
    terry
     
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    I know him too. He painted mine!
     
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    The difference in colour is because of a difference in materials, no amount of cleaning/polishing will alter that. You could change the colour on the cab but be careful what you change it to. How about some decals or similar on the cab to soften the difference?
     
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    If both sides as you say are showing a different colour then other people won't notice anything out of the ordinary, it's you that is noticing the colour difference. There are more important things in life and discolouration is not one of them!
    Don't mean to be rude.
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  13. Babyell

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    Screenshot_2015-07-28-09-36-03.png I know what your all saying and my part of me agrees that the money could be spent on other things. Had a play with photo app to see what it would look like if it was a matt black with black down sides instead of grey. ..
     
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    Might go with the decals idea. .... :)
     
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    Have you ever see " Dynorod" vans, just a thought, but everyone will see you coming.
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    My daughter said it looks like we crashed the van and that was all the scrap yard had! Lol
     
  17. carolyn

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    Leave the poor van alone, it looks in lovely condition, it would look ghastly with a black/grey cab. As soon as you drive it somewhere on a dusty or wet day a bit of dirt spray will soon even things up.
     
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    Looks like a 5'er without a tug;)
     
  19. hilldweller

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    When you are driving it you can't see it.
    When you get there you are too busy opening the bottles.
    When you go out exploring you can't see it.

    What on earth is the problem then ?
     
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