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Old 03-11-2013, 05:13 PM   #1
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Carpet Shield

My recently purchased coach came with Carpet Shield self adhesive film protecting the carpet. It appears to have been applied a long time ago [much longer than the 30 days referred to on the packaging of the new stuff]. It seems real happy where it is and and quite reluctant to be removed.

Does anyone have experience with this problem? Would the application of hair dryer heat be beneficial?...or detrimental?

I welcome all suggestions.
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Try a small area but do not get it too hot, just warm. You can then use some odorless mineral spirits on a rag to deal with the residue, put the mineral spirits ON the RAG, do not soak the carpet or you will be replacing it.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:52 AM   #3
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use laquer thinner on a rag- this stuff evaporates and leaves no residue
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Seems like a seller problem to me.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:29 AM   #5
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Sorry can't help with how to get the film off but if it leaves a sticky residue, I find rubbing alcohol works great for things like this too. Won't stain and evaporates quickly. Plus I prefer the smell of a dr office to a garage. just test it on the carpet (somewhere hidden) first.
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:03 PM   #6
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Carpet Shield Residue Removal

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My recently purchased coach came with Carpet Shield self adhesive film protecting the carpet. It appears to have been applied a long time ago [much longer than the 30 days referred to on the packaging of the new stuff]. It seems real happy where it is and and quite reluctant to be removed.
Hey Rogo, see this page: Carpet Protection Film Residue Removal

I had the same problem and found these guys online, called them and they referred me to this page. They were really cool about it even though it wasn't their stuff. I guess they had so many people calling them about other products that they had to put a web page up.

The instructions cover doing it by hand or if you use a steam cleaner. I was able to get it off well enough by hand. I ended up buying some of their film as it has a much longer usage rating and hasn't given me any problems. Good stuff!
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:40 PM   #7
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Please let us know what the results were that you came up with when you get it removed. I just realized that ours has been on for over a year and maybe more (it was there when we bought it). We have had it covered with a throw rug and just never bothered with it. I read the site about removal and even their product is good for only 60 days so I now find myself in your situation.
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I went out and experimented with the removal of the carpet protector in my Journey yesterday, and it came up more cleanly than I expected. It's still pretty cold here in Vermont and was only 38 degrees F inside. I think that may have been beneficial. I think I'm in pretty good shape and will use the Mineral Spirits or Alcohol approach if I find actual redisue remaining on the carpet, itself.

I thank you all for the suggestions.
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I found the same thing. It was about 34 degrees in the shop when we went in and started the removal. Before any heat, we just started working it slowly. The cold really helped because it kept the plastic from coming apart. Had to work it at about an 1/8th inch at a time and sometimes just enough to get under your fingernails. After finally removing the front of the coach where there was the most foot traffic it started to come up better and we eventually got it all removed. I'm convinced the cold kept us from having a real mess.
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I want to put some down while mine is up for sale once i have all carpets cleaned.
Where can you buy it?
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I want to put some down while mine is up for sale once i have all carpets cleaned.
Where can you buy it?
The DW just got a roll of it at Home Depot. She's going to put it back down because she doesn't trust my dirty feet (imagine that?) But this time we'll replace it much, much sooner!
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