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The decals on our Globecar had shrunk and wrinkled so I have had them removed.
Now what do I do? Leave it naked, replace with the same or go for something different?
The van is going in to have some bodywork damage repaired in November so I won’t do anything until after that.
I can’t make up my mind if I like it naked or not.

The first picture is the day I picked it up 4 1/2 years ago and now today.
 

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The decals on our Benimar have faded..
Tempted to mask off and re-colour with marker pen......🙄

Cheers 🍻
 
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Looks much better with the decals on, in my view.

Funnily enough, that's a van I'm considering for our next one in a few years, if I can find one - they seem to be as rare as rocking horse poo secondhand, and not a current model either. One of the very few PVCs with a decent internal roof height!

Bodywork damage - if it's just a dent and the paintwork is OK, the paintless dent removal guys can work wonders. Some little sh1t jumped on the bonnet of my wife's car one night, left a huge dent in it but didn't crack the paint. £1800 for a new bonnet, dent wizard man - who we'd used before - did it for £300, took him quite a while and it looks perfect.
 
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Looks much better with the decals on, in my view.

Funnily enough, that's a van I'm considering for our next one in a few years, if I can find one - they seem to be as rare as rocking horse poo secondhand, and not a current model either. One of the very few PVCs with a decent internal roof height!

Bodywork damage - if it's just a dent and the paintwork is OK, the paintless dent removal guys can work wonders. Some little sh1t jumped on the bonnet of my wife's car one night, left a huge dent in it but didn't crack the paint. £1800 for a new bonnet, dent wizard man - who we'd used before - did it for £300, took him quite a while and it looks perfect.
This could be a win win we are thinking of selling in a couple of years, what decals would you like😀.
On a serious note they are great vans and very rare in the UK, I think Globecar sister company Possel still make them.
The damage is minor but an insurance job, during the bad storms much earlier this year a couple of roof tiles came of and went through the kitchen window and did some minor damage to the bonnet and side door.
 
Dec 8, 2019
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My replacement decals for my Autocruise Rhythm Compact drivers side cost £430 , had to put them on because the fridge upper vent and a patch on the panel between the side window and fridge vent decided to rust. The paint was £1600. Local bloke would have charged me £200 for just a plain strip of vinyl, but it would have taken days to get the old ones off.
Just got to respray the roof now as it's flaking off, cheers Fiat, thanks Autocruise!!!!!
 

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View attachment 665911View attachment 665912The decals on our Globecar had shrunk and wrinkled so I have had them removed.
Now what do I do? Leave it naked, replace with the same or go for something different?
The van is going in to have some bodywork damage repaired in November so I won’t do anything until after that.
I can’t make up my mind if I like it naked or not.

The first picture is the day I picked it up 4 1/2 years ago and now today.
It may be prudent to write to Globecar and ask for new stickers as the old ones had deteriorated to such an extent they had to be removed and even if you have to make a contribution im sure Globecar would be amenable as you are after all marketing there product and as pointed out there is a certain value to having the graphics back on your vehicle.
 

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Get the original graphics back on . Much easier to sell on in the future .

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Jun 12, 2016
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For sale…

Naked camper van..£25,000

Globecar camper van….£45,000

I know what I’d stick back on…..😎
You can order them naked from the factory if you like.
Will you can't presently as you cannot get them. :rolleyes:
The revolution are not to everyone's liking but if you are hunting for one the graphics are not going to matter.
I think I have seen one second hand one for sale this year
They are like hens teeth
 

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We are just in the process of replacing all of the crap quality decals on our 2018 Carthago these have got to be the cheapest poor quality vinal from China or some other Far Eastern count, even the rain stains them, nothing like the good quality used by Autotrail, they lasted for years 😳
 
Oct 29, 2008
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I have a 2016 Revolution.
Have removed some graphics and am going to remove the rest when I am.in the right mood
 
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get that toffee wheel out, my mate did his (quite) old Hymer caravan with 2 or 3 or 4 ...... of them

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I'm considering replacing my Rapido decals, although my good lady thinks they look ok. The van IS 20y old, so I guess I shouldn't complain.

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I'm a newbie and always will be. You never know it all.
We are just in the process of replacing all of the crap quality decals on our 2018 Carthago these have got to be the cheapest poor quality vinal from China or some other Far Eastern count, even the rain stains them, nothing like the good quality used by Autotrail, they lasted for years 😳
Have you replaced them with OEM or had them made elsewhere? I could do with replacing some of mine.
 
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When stuck in the USA at the start of covid, I had time on my hands and repainted the faded and cracked decals on the old Winnebago warrior. Home Depot made me the paint and it looked really good when done. The words were the hardest bit.
Phil
 

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I'm a newbie and always will be. You never know it all.
So where are we in ball park terms for cost? did you DIY? I really need to replace the full near side of mine which reminds me just in case it helps anyone else.

Never ever ever use copious amounts of Elbow Grease (cleaning agent brand) to remove black streaks after winter.:rolleyes::LOL:
 
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So where are we in ball park terms for cost? did you DIY? I really need to replace the full near side of mine which reminds me just in case it helps anyone else.

Never ever ever use copious amounts of Elbow Grease (cleaning agent brand) to remove black streaks after winter.:rolleyes::LOL:
I got quoted £500 to redo mine to match the originals
 

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All the gear, and no idea!
So where are we in ball park terms for cost? did you DIY? I really need to replace the full near side of mine which reminds me just in case it helps anyone else.

Never ever ever use copious amounts of Elbow Grease (cleaning agent brand) to remove black streaks after winter.:rolleyes::LOL:
No I meant, like you I would like to re do some of mine🤷‍♂️
 
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It may be prudent to write to Globecar and ask for new stickers as the old ones had deteriorated to such an extent they had to be removed and even if you have to make a contribution I'm sure Globecar would be amenable as you are after all marketing there product and as pointed out there is a certain value to having the graphics back on your vehicle.
Nice but I doubt Globecar will be interested and I know others have had a problem getting decals even when the van is still under warranty.
If I do replace them it will be with decent quality material not the rubbish Globecar used ;)

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I’ve just been quoted £400 minimum for one side of my Laika and that’s not for original decals just matched ones not including the dog decal. The guy said the glue has broken down due to the ultra violet rays which explains why one one side has gone as when we’re back in the U.K. that side always faces the sun and once one bit starts to peel it just gets worse and worse
 
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I’ve just been quoted £400 minimum for one side of my Laika and that’s not for original decals just matched ones not including the dog decal. The guy said the glue has broken down due to the ultra violet rays which explains why one one side has gone as when we’re back in the U.K. that side always faces the sun and once one bit starts to peel it just gets worse and worse
Mine was to match the originals with the exception of the large darker grey bit that goes from the drivers door to just past the sliding door.
that includes the lettering on both sides and front and back. I could also have it done in any colour combinations.
 

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We are just in the process of replacing all of the crap quality decals on our 2018 Carthago these have got to be the cheapest poor quality vinal from China or some other Far Eastern count, even the rain stains them, nothing like the good quality used by Autotrail, they lasted for years 😳

They already need replacing on our 2020 Carthago! I made a warranty claim but it was rejected out of hand. Carthago accused me of everything under the sun including not washing it often enough, not washing it properly, using the wrong materials and leaving it standing idle for eight months! They have just made this up. I can prove from the tracker that it has never been left standing idle for anything like eight months.

Are you getting replacements from Carthago or having some made up by a sign writer? If the latter, I would be interested in knowing where you get them from and what you think of them.
 

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All the gear, and no idea!
I would be very happy if it’s anything near twice that 🤣
Wow!! I need to get a big printer and go on a crash course in decal making………




Then again I’m useless with tech 😞

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