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Hello I am hoping for some advice regarding my 10 year old Bailey Ranger.  We bought it second hand and the previous owners have clearly used a scouring pad or something similar to clean the outside of it as there is lovely shiny areas then very dull patches.  We have used fenwicks products on it but it still looks terrible.  Is there anything I can do to bring the shine back? I would really appreciate any help 

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AutoGlym Super Resin Polish followed by AutoGlym Extra Gloss Protection might bring it back. The dull patches may be repairs?

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If you want a really good end product give Tourershine a ring.

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17 hours ago, Tuningdrew said:

AutoGlym Super Resin Polish followed by AutoGlym Extra Gloss Protection might bring it back. The dull patches may be repairs?

 

My thoughts too

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Thanks so much, we tried the autoglym and it did make a slight improvement so I think I will try tourershine, thanks again.  It is so frustrating as the rest of the caravan is in great condition but the exterior looks bad 😩 

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Obviously thanks for the above recommendations. 

 

I will explain a little about the Bailey.

 

A Bailey between 2000-2010 is pretty much the most common Caravan we rectify, simply because they have this issue with their side panels.  Most other manufactures have problems with front panels, and sometimes rear panels, depending if they are GRP or ABS or even a mixture of both.  Bailey used the better quality ABS front and rear panels, and therefor a pre All-tech Bailey issue is 90% the sides that cause problems.  

The Senator often looks worse below the Gold stripe, but will have issues top to bottom.  The Pageant is a consistent cloudy top to bottom, as is the Ranger.  The Ranger also has shrinking issues with their decals, but that's another story. 

 

Bailey will claim they've never heard of it.  Dealers will often claim it cannot be rectified without being re-painted at huge costs.  We've literally fixed 100's of them, and not once have we failed to achieve a glassy shine, as many of our Bailey Customers on here will testify.  

 

If the OP is seeing an inconsistent shine or patchy finish, this is almost always previous paintwork from damage in the past, and it's very common.  Caught early enough and we can blend it back in. 

 

One of each of the Bailey range that we've Restored.  All of these would of had exactly the same dull/cloudy/patchy side panels, and all looked like new once we'd finished with them. 

There is no real compromise on finish, they all Restore up lovely, and with the correct aftercare, they all last as long as they are maintained. 

 

 

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Although these are all pre alu-tech models, the later Alutech has it's own problems, and again a very common Caravan for our Restoration work.

 

Thankfully 99% of what we see, is perfectly fixable by us. 

 

Lastly, products like Super Resin and similar are fine on a glossy surface, but won't do anything to a faded finish, other than often look worse.  You don't need to take my word of it, try it yourself and see the results.  

 

A friendly word of warning:  As a business, we do not get involved with previous attempts at carrying out this kind of specialist work.  We see far too often the results of 'valet companies'  dealers and all sorts that have gone full on with a machine polisher and compounds.  This often removes the tolerance we needed to do the job correctly, and the risk of us going through the paint is too high.  So we no longer fix other peoples work for this reason. 

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