Hi Michael,OK big issue with me, my mate has an Adria with the very same "Fablon" and he gave up keeping it clean. My survey of the 3 Morelo owners on here resulted in a unanimous vote of "would not have it again". It is a circa E1500 option and after asking to see one without when we were at the factory in September I confirmed my cancellation of it.
What to do for you guys that have it?
My mate peeled it off his Adria and we all agreed it looked fantastic.
Nice photo there Martin!Hi Peter
I was talking to somebody over New Year and he had exactly the same complaint and like you had found no solution, I made a derogatory comment about it in the factory showroom and was told they had a special cleaner for it and it was not a problem, to be honest that is one thing that puts me off Morelo but I guess if that was the only issue they could be persuaded to offer an alternative
Hi Peter,Hi Michael,
So your Morelo is on then? I think the last comment I saw from you, you said you may not proceed. Did you go for the Daily or the Euro Cargo in the end?
Now, about peeling this stuff off. I would (after the end of the warranty) but I wonder if you might have a photo of what it looks like without it applied?
Just thinking Peter, do you know someone who has Photoshop skills? If so give them a picture of your van and ask them to airbrush out the black should be possible even in Windows 3dPaint, I buggered around with the Morelo logo and achieved my new avatar.
Good idea, thanks. I might have a bash at that myselfJust thinking Peter, do you know someone who has Photoshop skills? If so give them a picture of your van and ask them to airbrush out the black should be possible even in Windows 3dPaint, I buggered around with the Morelo logo and achieved my new avatar.
Spending all that money must make you morelo owners right misery’s ....
I am having am having a nightmare keeping my carbon vinyl clean. It seems that whatever I use it just looks rubbish!
We are hoping to drive out to Stuttgart show so will try to ask the question at Morelo if we use and abuse their Stellplatz on the way.Nice photo there Martin!
I don't suppose you know the name of their "special cleaner" do you?
It points out to any potential owners that not everything is to the quality you would expect even on a Morelo.So tell me, how is that helpful?
Hi Andrew,Hi Peter,
Carbon vinyl wrap (or any style wrap come to think of it) can be a bit of a nightmare to maintain correctly.
Meguire's do a Gold Class Shampoo which will be safe for your Morelo and should remove the thin film of dirt and polish which is potentially causing the vinyl to look a bit shabby.
If you don't get any results with the above product then phone Christian on 07876 166 077 (or email him on email@example.com). Christian is a professional detailer for show cars and super cars etc and lives in Ripley, Surrey, so not too far away from you.
It points out to any potential owners that not everything is to the quality you would expect even on a Morelo.
We viewed them at the NEC and expected more attention to detail, for instance the fridge grills were white on a cream van! For that kind of money I expected better. Having had a Frankia previously I expected the builders of the Morelo to do better.
I'm not saying they are poor but I expected perfection for the price they are.
You know, I agree with all of that.
For that money, I never realised beforehand that they don't have safety airbags and very few active safety features (like auto-cruise control). With only one door to get out, you'd think they would install an emergency roof escape maybe (if it rolled onto the door side how would we get out quickly).
I've asked them for a wiring diagram and they told me. Guess what? We don't give our secrets away! How crazy is that? There must be a damned EU regulation that states why they should give me a wiring diagram when I buy a vehicle surely?
Our Morelo has a rattle on the driver (left) side wing mirror - that huge chunk of wing mirror rattling away at a certain speed drives me nuts (the wind is causing it for sure) and you simply don't expect that. I would do something about fixing it if the nearest dealer wasn't 3.5 hours away or otherwise, in Germany! I would have a mobile technician come to fix it if that were an option.
You don't have to look very far to find a fault with them and I agree they are expensive but then all desirable things are I suppose. I totally get the white fridge vent comment and I actually looked at mine only yesterday wondering what could be done with it as I hate the fact it doesn't match the bodywork; how damned lazy of Morelo eh?
But, to put things into perspective, a couple of years ago I had a Range Rover Vogue HSE TDV8 and that, you would expect to be perfect (as they have had over 40 years to perfect it) but it was a total dog, my brother used to joke how, after I got it back from the dealer, that they were very kind to lend it to me for the weekend before it broke down again.
It was in the dealers 12 times in 2 years for a whole range of issues. One time, a simple washer hose T piece on the rear washer came adrift and allowed the washer water pump to spray water all over the underside of the roof lining which it then watermarked (stained) and ran down into the electronics in the rea near-side boot compartment. The first I knew of this was A) there was no water from the rear washer jet on the back window and 2) the TV stopped working (the receiver was located there I think).
The whole interior of the car had to be removed, a new headlining was fitted and a fortune was spent on the electronics and wiring; all under warranty of course. Whilst re-inserting the seats they just happened to trap the wiring harness and shorted some wires (CAM-BUS I think) under the driver's seat frame fixing to the body (grounded it). As a result, the electric windows and seats didn't work anymore so again, they all had to come out. Terrible really. They fixed it in the end and I sold it straight away. At £80k you wouldn't expect that would you and they've made many, many tens of thousands of them.
I have even seen many Ferraris broken down on the hard shoulder so nothing is totally perfect.
Many thanks for taking the time to post such a comprehensive reply; I'm grateful and will make contact with Christian as you suggest.
Hi AndrewYou're very welcome sir. In all honesty I think your wrap is suffering from a simple case of contamination from travelling.
I'm really not certain if the Meguire's will resolve the issue (it may go some way though), so IMO a clay block application will most likely return the vinyl to an as-new condition.
It will first need to be cleaned with a spray foam and prepared correctly with a mild detergent but once the clay bar is applied then in theory it should return the wrap to its original condition as long as the wrap is only a couple of years old; thereafter, there will almost certainly be an element of mild deteriation of the surface because of the nature of the material.
I'm not sure if you've used a clay system before but if you use it on a surface which is ill prepared then you'll scratch the heck out of the surface so a guy like Christian is probably a good man to know.
All the best Peter,
I think the problem with the "carbon vinyl" is that it is textured, will a clay bar get into that type of surface.