Motorhome re-seal and valet

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  1. SC 05 OUT

    SC 05 OUT Funster

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    In the spring after washing the van it was obvious it would benefit from a proper polish, the gel coats getting dull etc, despite ringing a few contacts from googling and pm-ing a couple of recommendations from on here from which I had no replies, I’m still looking at a dullish motor home.

    To make matter worse the sealant around the exterior beading/joints needs cleaning off and re-applying, I do realise that this sealant is manly cosmetic and the “real” seal is under the beads, but it must help with stopping water ingress.

    I really don’t have the time/energy/skill set to do these jobs properly, and I’m getting fed up with people not ringing back, or people going completely into “bull sh**” mode when I ask simple questions on how they would do the job and what materials would be used.

    Can anybody recommend somebody who is competent, trustworthy, reliable and within 50 miles or so of Doncaster.
     
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  2. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    If you want a good job done, come down to us, ok maybe a longish way but you will be pleased with the result.

    Peter
     
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  3. SC 05 OUT

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    if only you were closer:cry:
     
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    Pity you are so far away, I would have either done it for you or showed you how to do it. You can count on the advise being right - it is what I do! I ran hire motorhomes which were resealed every two years. It is easy, but messy!

    Mail me and I will send you details on what to use and how to do it if you want to tackle it yourself. You will need a good spell of dry weather or somewhere under cover though!
     
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    I told you previously to contact Manda3000gt who is based in Donny. I asked him if anyone from Fun had contatced him re a valet/polish and he said they hadnt
     
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    Cheers
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    RS Valeting
     
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    did to:Tongue1:


    perhaps he didnt get it
     
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    pm replyed to. will ring tomorrow
     
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    Does anyone know of aomeone offering a similar service in Lincoln
    Kath
     
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    camperuk does http://www.camperuk.co.uk/ , they were one of the firms I origanly contacted, but they were a while getting back to me, it looks like Dave (mand300gt) is going to be closer to me though, and not that far from you
     
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    Be interested in how you get on. I've been using various polishes and finishes with only limited success. Think the last I tried was GTechik P1 followed by AutoGlym polish, all by hand, which improved things but was slow and a real pain to do on the roof and some other hard to get to parts. I know there was someone in Middlesbrough doing a valeting service but not sure if anyone has any comments on how good they might be. Will try and dig out their details.
     
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    I had my camper polished professionally earlier this year by a small valetting company in Leyland, Preston. I had seen them operating at Todds Motorhomes whilst I was in there. They did a wonderful job - cost £120. It has made a significant difference to the look of the vehicle which now needs much less cleaning. I will certainly be having it done again when the body starts looking shabby again.
    Sunty
     
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    PM's sent to those that have expressed interest.

    Our new valeting center will be open within the next couple of weeks, 2mins from the Blyth exit of the A1M postcode DN118NF
    We will be offering a full menu style choice so you can choose as little or as much as you need, eg:
    Exterior bodywork ph neutral snow foam hand wash, DA machine buff/polish, hand applied wax protection.
    Interior cab area valet
    Interior habitation area valet
    Interior neutralise & re-odourise to remove pet, cooking & tobacco whiffs
    Windscreen & front driving glass area polish & nano sealed, repels rain water improving vision & reducing eye strain.
    We can also provide a full range of valeting services on your toad or personnel car.

    Full details and prices to follow in a new thread when we are fully open and ready for business
    and of course a Funster's discount will be offered on all prices :thumb:
     
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  15. SC 05 OUT

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    thats me booked in for the fully monty:BigGrin:


    my wash bucket and sponge's going on ebay
     
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    Is there anyone in the Midlands for specialist motorhome valeting:Smile:
     
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    Valeting in Dorset

    Our son is a valeter in the Dorset area.
    if anyone needs one in this area pm me and I can give his mobile number and web site.
    He does motohomes and car's:thumb:
     
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    Would you expect them to do the roof as part of a full external valet, or is that not a good idea?

    Steve
     
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