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Post by Rubi's Dad on Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:05 am

Morning All

Due to an 'unfortunate incident' I find myself about to have the rear panel on my 2014 Broadway repaired. I have found someone to do it who has lots of experience with GRP and I am confident he will do a great job but would like to give him a headstart on the colour and thereby save time and money.

Apparently gel coat is clear and then tinted with pigment to acheive the required colour. I have called A/S without success (apparently they only assemble stuff) and wondered if anyone knows what the colour code is for the rear wraparound panel, basically the whole back of the van.

Many thanks folks !
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Post by Molly3 on Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:27 pm

Marine epoxy gell coat comes in white . but i would expect the repair would be  painted ..
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:29 pm

It doesn't matter what Gel coat colour was originally used. The repairer needs to match whatever the bodywork colour is now.

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Post by roli on Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:22 pm

Not too far from you from Crossley Coachcraft at Leyland did some repairs on our 1st motorhome that involved Gel Coat matching did an excellent job

Regarding the colour If Cheltenham Laminates make the rear ends they would be able to tell you the colour

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Post by pstallwood on Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:23 pm

I had a small contretemps with our Bourton earlier this year. The repair was sprayed and nobody would be able to tell. The repairer took a bit of the damaged fibreglass to a paint specialist to get a match.

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Post by Rubi's Dad on Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:29 pm

Thanks all for your replies. I have had a look at the Cheltenham Laminates website and they have a number of A/S vans in their galley as examples of their work, so it appears highly likely they have a connection, will call them tomorrow.

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Post by Dare-devil-dennis on Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:41 pm

CL have a long history with AS. They made all their monocoque GRP bodies. They have the original moulds.

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Post by Maasai Warrior on Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:17 pm

Rubi’s Dad, I am very suprised that AS were not more helpful and pass you straight onto Cheltenham Laminates if they are responsible for the recent GRP fabrications on AS vans. 

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Post by paul bullock on Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:12 pm

Hi, Cheltenam Laminating as it is called ,was founded  by my uncle Bob Burch and his partner Maurice in the 60s and produced "monocoque" bodies for A/S until they sold them the company in the 90s I think, so they are the people to speak to if they still do their panels. Best of luck with this, Kind regards  Paul   wave
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Post by paul bullock on Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:13 pm

Hi, Cheltenam Laminating as it is called ,was founded  by my uncle Bob Burch and his partner Maurice in the 60s and produced "monocoque" bodies for A/S until they sold them the company in the 90s I think, so they are the people to speak to if they still do their panels. Best of luck with this, Kind regards  Paul   wave
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