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Old 02-29-2016, 05:15 PM   #1
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Removing 3M Film

So how do you remove 3M Film? It's looking very bad. Has mildew on it that won't come off. Thanks, John

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Old 02-29-2016, 07:16 PM   #2
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We took it to Oregon Motor Coach in Eugene, Or and they did a great job. But I have no idea on how they did it. Good Luck.

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Old 03-16-2016, 12:39 PM   #3
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Removing 3M Film

I did it myself. It is a time consuming job. I started by pulling the film free. Many times it would come off in small chunks. When I got the initial film off there was a lot of glue left on the coach. I would spray Goo-Gone on an area and let it set for a few minutes and scrape with a plastic scraper that i purchased at Ace hardware. Be sure and use the scraper that comes with replacement blades. The plastic scraper actually says Ace on it. Most times I would repeat 3 or 4 times before getting almost all of the adhesive removed. Then to get the remaining adhesive I would spray with WD40 and wipe with a cloth. Sometimes would take quite a bit of rubbing. I would work for a couple of hours each morning while in the shade and it took me about 10 days. I have a 06 Intrigue and on the lower front where it angles back I found that since maybe it was not in sunlight as much as the other that it came off much harder. I actually pulled a little spot of paint loose. I think that if I had warmed it up with a hair dryer it would have come loose easier and not pulled the paint off. I tried using the dryer on parts that had mildewed and disintegrated and that didn't work good.
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Old 03-17-2016, 01:21 PM   #5
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3M Removal

Mark. thanks for the help. I decided to go at it myself. I purchased a ExtremeSteam Handheld Steamer by Conair. I found that if I hold it on a section for about 20-30 seconds the top layer will lift and I can scrape it off.
The one thing I found is that once you remove the top layer, maybe about an 8in square, you have to remove the bottom layer. You can't let it sit overnight. It will harden and be very, very hard to remove. I used GooGone, Krud Kuter and 3M Adhesive remover. I would spray all 3 products, wait 2-4 minutes, then scrape and use my thumbnail with a rag covering it, to scrape the residue off. I worked yesterday for 3 hrs and got a 2 ft section done. I have a 2003 Country Coach Allure. The paint job they did is excellent. I had NO paint come off. The paint underneath looks fantastic. Thanks, John
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Old 03-25-2016, 05:59 PM   #6
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I used to use a heat gun for 3M film on a race car. Don't get too aggressive, don't get it too hot, just use it to melt the glue. Then some 3M automotive adhesive remover to get off the residual glue.
So removing the film does not take the paint with it? I would hate to see that.

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