LDV Convoy build

RogerThat

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Whoa! That's amazing! Can't believe I've never heard of this before. My bumper is the exact same colour as that faded white one in the video too, thanks very much :D

I've just noticed too, the reg plate on your motor nearly says "BUS 4 FUN" (y)
 

Bobby22

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What's the hot air trick on the bumpers?

The front bumper on my 1999 Ducato was black plastic but it's almost bleached itself white since then! I tried that spray on stuff from Halfrauds, waste of money that was!

Any tips??
Wax based back shoe polish makes a great job, lasts around 4 months.

The heatgun method can turn out patchy and botched looking. @FJmike knows the secret..........will he tell you???
 

FJmike

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Much easier with a hot air gun
Here's a demo
Please don't use a heat gun on your bumpers, initially they will look really good but after a while they will look worse than when you started and you won't be able to revive it. I use a trade only product that lasts better than most treatmentsView media item 17531
 
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Ralph's very envious of your fantastic warm work space !
He had to convert our Pug outside in the back garden , under a big sheet of visqueen when it rained. It's looking great.
Keep posting the pics.
 
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Craigderby
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Ralph's very envious of your fantastic warm work space !
He had to convert our Pug outside in the back garden , under a big sheet of visqueen when it rained. It's looking great.
Keep posting the pics.
If I had to do it outside I probably wouldn't of even started yet :rolleyes:
 
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If I had to do it outside I probably wouldn't of even started yet :rolleyes:
Ralph would have waited till the summer to do ours ideally.
But we wanted to be out and about again ASAP , as we sold our Motorhome sooner than expected.
So he started in January and finished September . Working every weekend and most evenings after work.
But we did go to a few rallies unfinished, with a portapotti , big canisters of water, and a camping gas stove !
It reminded us of our tenting days !
 
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Wax based back shoe polish makes a great job, lasts around 4 months.

The heatgun method can turn out patchy and botched looking. @FJmike knows the secret..........will he tell you???
Autoglyne do a good bumper polish,,
 

FJmike

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Autoglyne do a good bumper polish,,
Autoglym sell a bumper and trim GEL it's not a polish, personally I don't like it a it's rather messy and doesn't last very long. If you are unfortunate to have a bumper that has been hot air gun treated about the only solution is Wurth bumper paint, available in black or grey.
 
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You might be lucky and have the Albion axles instead of the crap they produced in Brum.If it's a 54 plate you will have.(y) When the LDV contract finished we did the previous gen. of the Sprinter axles.
 

Jaws

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The heat gun trick is used in the bike trade a lot on old s/h bikes to rejuvenate faded plastics, but as mentioned, it does not last long and when it fades back will be even worse !
Basically the heat draws the oil out of the plastic
 
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Nothing much. Just a few holes for things like the hookup point, water heater flue, cassette toilet door, that sort of thing
 
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Craigderby
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It was a nervous day today. Normally the van lives in doors, but wanting to test I'd sealed the roofvent properly I left it out in the rain all day and then had a blat down the dual carriageway. Very happy to report that there was no water on the inside :D
 
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Too right. It needs to be done by July as we've booked to go to the Silverstone Classic for 4 nights. The wife won't be impressed if we end up going in the tent :rolleyes:
 
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Craigderby
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Yes, the time will soon pass.
I've got a week off work in Feb which will be fully dedicated to it, so that should move things along a bit
 
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Craigderby
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A little more done today.
I started on the overcab storage.



That allowed me to mount the screen for the rear camera.


I didn't want it to come on only when in reverse, as they'll be times when we tow a small trailer and I'd like to be able to check on it. Instead it's all powered from the now redundant load area light, which I can turn on from the dash.:D
 
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