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Old May 13th 05, 12:20 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Stephen Glynn
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We have a made-to-measure (supposedly non-abrasive) caravan cover from
Specialised Accessories, we had took the cover off in March for the service
so hadn't actually used the caravan till last weekend when we went to the CC
Baltic Wharf site at Bristol.
We have noticed what seem to be slight faint scuff marks, not scratches, on
most of the windows which we cant remember being there before we put the
cover on for the winter. I washed the windows while we was in Bristol
thinking at first that it was what looked like a white dust, but the marks
are still there. I didn't put cling film on the windows as it was mentioned
on this newsgroup a while ago that the cling film can cause a chemical
reaction with the window material, some one else suggested tested putting
old cotton sheeting over the window tucked against the window and seal but
again I felt this may deform the rubber seal long term and cause further
problems.
Going back to the marks on the windows, has anyone else had this?
Can you remove the marks with T-cut?

Regards,

Steve.


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Old May 14th 05, 06:57 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Tinkapace
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I also have a caravan cover made by protec not had it on the windows however
have had dark scuff marks on the van itself after the van was covered all
winter hell of a game to get them off had to t cut them out it was a "right
caffufel" I can tell you

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Old May 14th 05, 06:57 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Tinkapace
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I also have a caravan cover made by protec not had it on the windows however
have had dark scuff marks on the van itself after the van was covered all
winter hell of a game to get them off had to t cut them out it was a "right
caffufel" I can tell you

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Tim Pace
Elite Mortgage Solutions LTD
Regulated and directly authorised by the FSA (302528)
Home, Life,Travel,Caravan & Pet Insurance. All types of Mortgages.


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Old May 14th 05, 09:54 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
ForeverArsenal
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"Stephen Glynn" wrote in message
...
We have noticed what seem to be slight faint scuff marks, not scratches,
on

most of the windows which we cant remember being there before we put the
cover on for the winter.


Regards,

Steve.

HI Steve
Had the same cover for approx five yrs now,use bubble wrap to
cover windows held in place with small pieces of duck tape.

Keep bubble wrap pieces and re-use each yr.



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Barry.
If it ain't broke-don't fix it.


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Old May 14th 05, 09:54 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
ForeverArsenal
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"Stephen Glynn" wrote in message
...
We have noticed what seem to be slight faint scuff marks, not scratches,
on

most of the windows which we cant remember being there before we put the
cover on for the winter.


Regards,

Steve.

HI Steve
Had the same cover for approx five yrs now,use bubble wrap to
cover windows held in place with small pieces of duck tape.

Keep bubble wrap pieces and re-use each yr.



--
Barry.
If it ain't broke-don't fix it.


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Old May 15th 05, 07:26 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Stephen Glynn
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"ForeverArsenal" wrote in message
...
"Stephen Glynn" wrote in message
...
We have noticed what seem to be slight faint scuff marks, not
scratches, on

most of the windows which we cant remember being there before we put the
cover on for the winter.


Regards,

Steve.

HI Steve
Had the same cover for approx five yrs now,use bubble wrap to
cover windows held in place with small pieces of duck tape.

Keep bubble wrap pieces and re-use each yr.

Barry.
If it ain't broke-don't fix it.

Hi Barry,

Good idea, though duck tape sounds a bit extreme, do you stick the duck tape
direct to the edge of the windows ?
Would masking tape be better because I used that to bubble wrap the heater
vent on the roof ?
My current problem though is how to get rid of the scuff marks.

Steve.

P.S. My wife was down the Birmingham V Arsenal game today, said we played
well, I expected you to hammer us!!


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Old May 15th 05, 07:26 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Stephen Glynn
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"ForeverArsenal" wrote in message
...
"Stephen Glynn" wrote in message
...
We have noticed what seem to be slight faint scuff marks, not
scratches, on

most of the windows which we cant remember being there before we put the
cover on for the winter.


Regards,

Steve.

HI Steve
Had the same cover for approx five yrs now,use bubble wrap to
cover windows held in place with small pieces of duck tape.

Keep bubble wrap pieces and re-use each yr.

Barry.
If it ain't broke-don't fix it.

Hi Barry,

Good idea, though duck tape sounds a bit extreme, do you stick the duck tape
direct to the edge of the windows ?
Would masking tape be better because I used that to bubble wrap the heater
vent on the roof ?
My current problem though is how to get rid of the scuff marks.

Steve.

P.S. My wife was down the Birmingham V Arsenal game today, said we played
well, I expected you to hammer us!!


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Old May 16th 05, 09:28 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
John Colloff
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The message
from "Stephen Glynn" said:

My current problem though is how to get rid of the scuff marks.


I highly recommend Farecla Caravan Pride Scratch Remover, to which I
have no financial connection whatever. From caravan accessory shop.

Strangely I purchased it, following comment elsewhere, to resurrect
scratched CDs, which it did excellently to ex-library throw-outs. ;-)

I was delighted when I got round to the 'van to find how good it was there.

Off the tube;
Farecla products Ltd., Broadmeads, Ware, Herts. SG12 9HS.
01920 465041

HTH John.
PS I think toothpaste may be just as good for CDs!
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Old May 16th 05, 09:28 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
John Colloff
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The message
from "Stephen Glynn" said:

My current problem though is how to get rid of the scuff marks.


I highly recommend Farecla Caravan Pride Scratch Remover, to which I
have no financial connection whatever. From caravan accessory shop.

Strangely I purchased it, following comment elsewhere, to resurrect
scratched CDs, which it did excellently to ex-library throw-outs. ;-)

I was delighted when I got round to the 'van to find how good it was there.

Off the tube;
Farecla products Ltd., Broadmeads, Ware, Herts. SG12 9HS.
01920 465041

HTH John.
PS I think toothpaste may be just as good for CDs!
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Old May 16th 05, 08:51 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
ForeverArsenal
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Keep bubble wrap pieces and re-use each yr.

Hi Barry,


"Stephen Glynn" wrote in message
...

Good idea, though duck tape sounds a bit extreme, do you stick the duck
tape direct to the edge of the windows ?


Hi Steve
On my van the windows have metal frame as most//all do.
I use several small pieces around the bubble wrap and stick
to the metal frame,no glue?? of the tape touches the perspex
windows at all.
After winter covers comes off,remove bubble wrap from window
frame and *if* any tape glue residue is left on frame just remove
with cloth and a little white spirit .

The duck tape sticky part that was on the frame I just fold over
and stick to the other side of the bubble wrap,then following yr
put more tape in same place when covering windows for winter.

You are correct NOT to use cling film,friend done that and it made
a real mess of *some* of his windows but not all of them,don't know
why tho.

Would masking tape be better because I used that to bubble wrap the heater
vent on the roof ?


Never tried it,but can be a right bas***d to remove if it gets damp.

As regards the already light window scratches you could try here

http://groups-beta.google.com/groups...ched+window s

Hope this helps.



P.S. My wife was down the Birmingham V Arsenal game today, said we played
well, I expected you to hammer us!!


Na,got second place over Man u,and we got a cup final to play :-)
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Barry.
If it ain't broke-don't fix it.



 



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