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Post by OAPtraveller on Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:39 pm

I have ordered a Stanton and am trying to decide whether to have the bodywork and interior protection. 

No doubt it will be expensive but if it does what it says it may be worthwhile. Keeping the MH clean and shiny for longer with no polishing also protecting upholstery and carpet from spills and stains.

The leaflet from my dealer, Derby Motorhomes, is for Gen-3 glasscoat(Paintseal Direct) the AS brochure has Diamondbrite listed.

Has anyone any experience of either product?

Would you recommend either.

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Post by dbroada on Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:58 pm

We had protection on our Nuevo, paintseal I think. It certainly didn't meet the brochure's claim of dirt just running away in the rain. It was no cleaner that my car without any protection.

Likewise, the fabric coating may have stopped the fabric being stained but didn't stop the coating becoming stained.

We never owned a motorhome without additional protection so wouldn't rule it out but we will not be adding them to our next purchase.

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:42 pm

They usually charge about £300 for this, £200 of which is salesman's commission. Buy the stuff and apply yourself.

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Post by burlingtonboaby on Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:47 pm

Our Duetto has been Paintseal protection and looks good after 10 years, easy to wipe down when dirty.
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Post by pstallwood on Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:11 pm

I have had it on a couple of cars but only when they threw it in as part of the deal. I would never pay for it as most of what you pay, as said above is commission.

I had my previous Fiat based panel van for 9 years and it came up like new every time I washed it using just Halfords shampoo. I use the same stuff on the new van and both cars.

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Post by Dare-devil-dennis on Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:05 am

On my original swift, I used Scotchguard aerosols on the upholstery and a paint seal that I bought from Asda for £10 per bottle, used 1/2 bottle per application. Do it every 12 months, easy to apply, can't remember the name and am on holiday at the moment.

When I got a guy in to repair a couple of scratches and do a little repaint before I sold it, he asked me what I had put on it because he could not get his masking tape to stick!

I did the same treatment on my new Stanton. 

2 Cans of Scotchguard from Amazon, 1/2 bottle of paintseal - job done.

Spent the balance of £300 paintseal bill I didn't get towards the bike rack I had Derby motorhomes fit for me.

By the way, did you know that Derby Motorhomes will pay for your first year membership (£20) of the Autosleepers Owner's Club if you are buying a new Stanton. Then you get 10% discount on any accessories or habitation checks etc. That would be a saving of £40 just on a bike rack. If you want the paintseal, use your club membership to get the discount.

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Post by OAPtraveller on Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:30 pm

Thank you everyone for your replies.
Looks like it’s better to DIY.

Dennis you said scotch guard from Amazon, I am ok with that but what about paint seal?
 
Is it something that is easy to apply?
Is it applied like polish or is it a paint brush?

The Stanton is a big outlay for me though the deal I have from Tim at Derby is much better than quotes from 2 other local dealers.

Are you happy with your choice?

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Post by breakaleg on Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:16 pm

Having mobility problems I thought that this would be a good Idea, in my opinion it was a waste of good money, Paintseal first £500.00 had to get them back after two years  as there was no protection at all on the front or rear the re application lasted a matter of months, the fabric protection may well have worked but in ten years we never spilt anything to find out the fabric protector instantly made the fabric many shades darker than what we bought.
The second product was no better something shield cost £300.00 but no better
My problem is that I cannot clean the van myself (do so wish that I could) changed vans and had it washed by Mike from cirencester (i think) cost £100.00 and will have it done once a year I don't like leaving it that long but I don't have the option of having it regularly washed not at that price unfortunatly.
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Post by Dare-devil-dennis on Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:46 pm

I found the product I used on this youtube video presentation.

Carplan No1 Super Gloss

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Good luck

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Post by OAPtraveller on Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:28 pm

Thanks Denis

Have you used it on your Stanton?
Any problems so far?

What do you think of the Stanton, I collect mine on Friday from Derby Motorhomes.
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Post by Dare-devil-dennis on Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:44 am

I did use it on the Stanton. it seems fine, but apart from the masking tape issue I mentioned earlier, it is hard to know how it is working. Sometimes the van gets diry on wet roads sometimes not so much. Depends upon the conditions I suppose. It is like all theses "snake oil" preparations, but at £10 per bottle and easy as it is to apply why not?

It's when you get the hard sell when you buy your new motorhome is when you need to think carefully (as you are doing). as a % of the purchase price it doesn't seem much to add on for a "professional" paint seal job and if it gives you a feel good factor why not? For me, it was too much without measurable results, so I passed on both vans.

There are a lot more detailing techniques that will keep your motorhome looking great, like knowing how to clean stained sealant which won't come up to scratch after normal shampooing. and using a good wheel cleaner to keep the brake dust and road dirt of those alloys.

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Post by OAPtraveller on Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:16 pm

Thank you for your help Dennis.
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Post by Sunbeampizza on Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:13 pm

Marquis applied diamondbrite on my Broadway and I find it makes the dreaded black streak removal much easier but they did it for a nominal £100 as a gesture following a mess up over a repair. That was two years ago and it still functions ok.  The impressive kit includes bottles of cleaner, sealer and application with sponges,cloths etc. If you are up to it I suggest diy as the mark up for application  by Marquis must be pretty high: I can't imagine the kit costs More than £50 but ther's a lot of labour involved to do it properly.
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