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Discussion in 'MOTORHOME CHAT' started by ROB1CHELSEA1, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. ROB1CHELSEA1

    ROB1CHELSEA1 Funster

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    My father inlaw has bought a brand new motorhome and doesn't pick it up until febuary/march time, he's paid £38,000 for it but the dealer has asked him if he wants it sprayed with something (can't remember what as he is 80) which keeps it clean or easier to just wipe off excess dirt. I'm not so sure about it though as i havn't heard of it before and the dealer is asking for £600 extra for this.
    I know it's not a lot of info but has anybody heard of this???


    ROB&JANE:thumb:
  2. stcyr

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    £600 !! :Eeek:
  3. hilldweller

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    It's an option with VWs.

    I bought a bottle of Turtle Wax for under a tenner. It's amazing how easy it is, applies like water, let dry, gentle polish.
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  4. ROB1CHELSEA1

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    Father inlaw on phone at the moment and says they only put it on new motorhomes, im still dubious though.
    I will ask the dealer tomorrow what he's on about.
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  5. Viennese

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    May be silicone spray

    like Scotchguard, on upholstery & carpet

    Catherine
  6. Reallyretired

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    Shirley had her Polo (VW not mint) done with this stuff (she can't remember its name) and hers was £300 odd but included treating the upholstery.
    She had it done because the car is metallic black(drug dealers car) and shows every speck of dust.
    It does make a difference, but not sure its worth the cost though, however £600 for a whole motorhome sounds a bargain by comparison.
  7. laneside

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    I will go along with Brian and put £590 in the fuel tank and enjoy it

    Odds on they will make almost as much mark up on this as the van
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  8. Cardeau

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    We fell for the same trick when we bought my wife's Audi. The treatment was called Supagard and is a nanno technology based polish which cost £350. Found out later that the actual cost of the polish was £40 with the rest being profit for the dealer.

    A trip round Halfords or local motor factor for Autoglym products is money well spent in my opinion. No discernible difference between the paintwork on my car (non treated) and my wife's treated car.

    Waste of money in my opinion! I'd never have it again unless someone else was paying!


    Cheers

    Rich
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  9. chatter

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  10. Vlad The Impaler

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    Mine was sprayed today ,all the dirt came off.
    The secret ................WATER!
    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
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  11. teddybard

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    Have we had water in Rutland this year ??:Smile:
  12. tick59

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    :Eeek::Eeek:
    DO NOT GET THE MOTORRHOME DONE.THIS STUFF IS LIKE LAQUER AND IT MELTS AND RUNS ALL OVER IN HOT WEATHER.
  13. Vlad The Impaler

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    Too right,you should see the size of the puddle!:Eeek:
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  14. Viennese

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    I had something put on my car

    called Diamond Brite - I have been quite pleased with it, it has lasted well - £173 when I bought it 4 years ago nearly. Keeps the car clean, no traffic film etc.

    Catherine
  15. ukbill

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    rob check the small print
  16. PaulyP

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    I went for some polish for my 2CV, she was looking drab, picked up some stuff at £4.
    The girl in he car shop said to try this Autoglym which was £12, did a demo on my car, run fingers over a spot and it felt roughish, cleaned that spot them run fingers over it and it was as smooth as glass and didn't half shine.

    Bought the Autoglym and did the whole car it sparkled and the water just runs off, easy to wash and it's 2 months since i applied it.
    Didn't use much so will get plenty of cleans from the bottle.
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  17. Stewart J

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    When we ordered our new MH last week we were offered the total protection package which I declined.

    Several years ago when we bought a Honda we opted for the Superguard treatment thick end of £350 as I recollect, total waste of money, after a year it started flaking off the back bumper and looked a mess so much so when we punted it at a dealers a few months ago it was picked up during the inspection and I had to explain what it was. Once told they did not seem bothered as though it was a common fault with the stuff.

    Reading these forums everyone seems to advise caution on using anything silicone based on grp? begging the question on what ingredients are in the product!
  18. Jaws

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    Yup, treat with Autogoglym or Mcguires polish once a year.. I just buy the stuff, take it to the car wash guys at Tescos and they apply it for me after washing.. They charge £20 for a wash on the van and an extra £20 to lay on my polish.. Once a year so I don't mind :thumb:
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  19. Reallyretired

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    The complete Supagard kit for DIY including all the aftercare bits they give the customer, for outside and inside £39.50 on Amazon:Smile:

    [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Supagard-Ultra-Pro-Professional-Valeter-Aftercare/dp/B0099MSG7Y/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1355087025&sr=1-1-catcorr"]Supagard Ultra-Pro Professional Valeter & Aftercare Pack: Amazon.co.uk: Car & Motorbike[/ame]
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  20. ROB1CHELSEA1

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    Totally forgot my cousin Roger does Autodetailing and this was his responce a minute ago

    Hi Rob, Not too sure what stuff they use for that but I doubt very much it can be worth spending that kind of dosh on. If you can find out what the product is called, who makes it etc, and maybe what is in it perhaps, then I can get back to you with some thoughts. But it would have to be amazing to be worth spending that kind of money on. Too be honest most of the money would probably just go to them for labour. I have products that will probably outlast anything they can supply.






    ttautodetailing
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