In a previous thread, I asked for opinions on local firm Tourershine, as I was looking to have the exterior of my van brought back to showroom condition. All experiences were positive, so they were booked to do the work this weekend. Then, out of the blue, the email below arrived: "Right, this is something I've never done in 6 years of business. Regrettably I'm going to have to walk away from your job. Reason being, we were in London today restoring a GRP Motorhome, like yours, this had been re-painted on both sides, with the same issues as yours. After a days work we were not happy with the finish because of the poor paintwork. We ended up not charging the customer because of this. I think yours would be the same situation. So because of this I don't want to waste your money or our time. Please understand its rare to find a motorhome that's GRP, that's been painted on the full sides and from now on it's something we won't be doing. If we cannot get a finish perfect, we won't take it on." My van, he had pointed out on first inspection, had had the grp sides and back painted at some point. This was news to me, but the evidence he pointed out showed that it was indeed the case. The defects in the finish were only evident after he had pointed them out, as the overall appearance of the van is very good. Am now feeling somewhat deflated and even concerned. Why would the van have been painted? What are the longterm implications? And what is the best method of looking after it.