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We have a 2012 Elddis Odyssey 462 and try as I might I cannot get the front to even an average shine.
I have tried autoglym super resin polish which I have always sworn by and Canuba wax to no avail.
Does anyone know of a trick or magic product that could give my front panel a bit of a lift?
the rear panel shines like glass.
 
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We have a 2012 Elddis Odyssey 462 and try as I might I cannot get the front to even an average shine.
I have tried autoglym super resin polish which I have always sworn by and Canuba wax to no avail.
Does anyone know of a trick or magic product that could give my front panel a bit of a lift?
the rear panel shines like glass.
It’s possible that the front panel is grp, not abs which the rear panel will be. If it is grp you need a specialist polish but go easy as the “shiny” gel coat isn’t as deep as the one found on cars or boats. This link was discussed in PC.
https://forums.practicalcaravan.com/threads/grp-polish.39361/
 

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To get the very best result as proven by the number of very pleased owner, contact Tourershine.


Have a look at his website for some idea of the results he gets.
 
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I’m booked with tourershine for 14th May, he does a brilliant job, it’s not cheap but it’s worth every penny and he’s a nice bloke as well, I sold my Avondale 2 or 3 years after he got it looking shiny and it still had a shine.

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I have no doubt that Tourershine do a very good job, but being as I am now retired and have a lot of time I was hoping to do the job myself.
I have looked at Meguiars but the products seem a bit severe.
 
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I have no doubt that Tourershine do a very good job, but being as I am now retired and have a lot of time I was hoping to do the job myself.
I have looked at Meguiars but the products seem a bit severe.
We used Meguirs 3 step on our caravan and it was brilliant, but our front panel was not dull.
 
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I have no doubt that Tourershine do a very good job, but being as I am now retired and have a lot of time I was hoping to do the job myself.
I have looked at Meguiars but the products seem a bit severe.
To cut back the weathered surface has to require an abrasive polish of some sort. I used Autoglym which required two applications by hand and it improved it but by no means did it shine like the rest of the exterior panels. More a sheen.
 
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I have no doubt that Tourershine do a very good job, but being as I am now retired and have a lot of time I was hoping to do the job myself.
I have looked at Meguiars but the products seem a bit severe.
Hi if there a caravan dealer near to you ask them what they recommend using they might give you options.
 
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I have no doubt that Tourershine do a very good job, but being as I am now retired and have a lot of time I was hoping to do the job myself.

There are times when it is not realistic to DIY a job and I suggest that the front panel of a large white box is not the time to start trying , using possibly unsuitable products and not having the equipment to do it to a high standard.

You could end up spending a considerable amount of money and time and end up with a worse situation than you have now.
 
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Just going to persevere with the autoglym for now and accept the finish I think.

Just as an aside the man across the road is walking up and down on his old Bailey cleaning the roof with a mop and a pressure washer!
unbelievable!
 
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On my previous Avondale I tried loads of lotions and potions, autoglym, meguirs, all sorts, from cheap and cheerful to last resorts expensive types in the hope it might finally get a decent shine all to no avail, not so much as a hint of a shine, if I could have got it looking half decent I’d have been happy but nothing, I finally got the professional guys in, he was there for about 6 hours, as I said before when he finished I could see the reflection of the clouds above, from then onwards all I ever used was warm water with some cheap car wash additive, the water just ran off and was still shiny when I sold it which was at least a couple of years later, I called them to come and do our present caravan which is 2 1/2 years old knowing that I’d have an easy life, he told me that he expected it to look even better than when it left the factory, if I could have as easy a life without the cost I’d jump at the chance, I spent about an hour and a half yesterday using Aldi and it looked ok but the difference will be ok or wow.

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Just going to persevere with the autoglym for now and accept the finish I think.

Just as an aside the man across the road is walking up and down on his old Bailey cleaning the roof with a mop and a pressure washer!
unbelievable!
Nothing wrong with using a pressure washer if you use common sense.
 
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I was more aghast at him strolling up and down the roof! I know they are supposed by many to stand it but why would you risk it?
 

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