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Old 05-02-2012, 03:53 AM   #1
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Is it worth the money to get a mirror polish done to a 1965 Safari to get it
sold for the most money
Will I get my money back and increase the value at least a $1000?

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Old 05-02-2012, 05:06 AM   #2
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Since to get it polished would cost you about $3,000+, I don't think it would be cost effective.

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Old 05-02-2012, 05:15 AM   #3
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Since to get it polished would cost you about $3,000+, I don't think it would be cost effective.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:20 AM   #4
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What if Bravata were to polish it him/her self? Of course one would have to take out the labor cost! But if Bravata has a TON of time on their hands (or five friends who owe a favor...a big one:-) then I'd wonder if the cost of the Nuite and compounding pads would be worth it? It's an interesting question. I know my eyes are drawn to a polished trailer a lot more than a non-polished one. You may not want to sell it after you polish it though!
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:15 AM   #5
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Eyes of the beholder. I have been searching for a nice unpolished Safari or Globetrotter for a couple years.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:39 AM   #6
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Generally, well polished trailers sell for more than their unpolished siblings with everything else being equal.

But I think it would be tough to "make more money" if you have to pay someone to polish it. If you DIY, you will end up with more money in your pocket - less time, but more $$$. Ultimately though, the price is more about the trailer as a whole - a polished turd doesn't sell for much more than an unpolished trailer that has a nice level of finish on the interior & intact skins.

Also by the time you are done polishing it, you may fall in love with it all over again and decide to keep it!

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Old 05-02-2012, 03:47 PM   #7
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I won't pay for someone elses polish job. Too easy to mess it up. I'd pay for a clean body with no dents.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:52 PM   #8
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I'm with Splitrock .... Unless you can do a professional job cheaply, it's not going to be worth it to a savvy buyer. The typical restoration I'd guess is a couple of years, and by then it would need it polishing again anyway. If the interior is pristine and the trailer kept undercover all these years, MAYBE it might bring more money but not enough to make the hassle worth it IMHO.

I will say on eBay polished does seem to bring more money.
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:04 PM   #9
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I think a polished unit shows the buyer owner takes somepride

In his airstream, I always go the extra mile before I sell something. Then again I get the low bids and reject em. Would I rather have a cherry unit, flawless or someones dumpy trailer that has been sitting in mud for 20 years. I will pay extra $7k for good one. However there were no other bambi units for sale in my state gotta get what you can. Polished trailer might really be 50 hours work and detailing interior by owner surely this trailer is worth more.

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