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Old 06-03-2011, 10:19 AM   #1
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Class A Mask

How many people have a Mask/Bra on there coach. I just had one made in my City to fit and acolor not black. Getting stone dings and LOVE bugs.
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Some people have the 3M covering and others have a plastic sheet. Both are expensive and both have their downsides. With the plastic sheet type you have to clean and polish both sides to keep it looking good. And they can break.
The 3M type ones can stain from bug "juice". Friends had it on their 2004 DSDP and it stained, then he tried an abrasive to try and remove it, of course that scratched the finish. Others have had mold start under the edges and when the film is removed it sometimes takes paint with it.
Personally I opted to save the initial cost and will put it toward a paint job when it really looks bad.
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:27 PM   #3
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Mine was destroyed in an accident and I did not replace it. I can get the front repainted for the price of a full mask (over $800 for mine) and I don't have to fool with the darn thing.
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Mine was destroyed in an accident and I did not replace it. I can get the front repainted for the price of a full mask (over $800 for mine) and I don't have to fool with the darn thing.
My thoughts exactly...and my dealer agreed so no covering on ours either.
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I had 3m vinyl put on our coach the day after we bought it at a special price of $750 ...I had quotes up to $1,500. Mine did not mold, but developed cracks and surface problems to the point that I removed it a couple of years ago because it looked terrible. I will NEVER buy anything like it again unless I plan to sell/trade the vehicle within 3 years. My money will go for paint...
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When I bought my used Beaver it had one of those plastic shields. I've had those before and did not like them so I had it removed and the holes repaired. I had the front cap painted with a chip resistant paint similar to what you see on the front bumper area but not as dimpled. Now if I get a bad rock chip it can be repaired without a new paint job.

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My AC came with a Diamond Shield...Auto Paint Protection Film, Clear Bras | Diamond Shield Clear Protective Film
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save your money, none of then last.
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I've seen cars and mh's that have had bras on them. If you get one only use it while you are actually traveling and if they get wet take it off dry it, clean it. Sand, leaves, other grit get under them and will scratch the finish.
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The mask we had made cost $477.00 with tax and installed. Picked the color and can be removed and reinstalled in less then 2 min. Soft back as not to scratch the finnish. Just had the coach detailed for under $4,00 per foot by a local person roof to tires.
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Not to press the point, but that soft backing will not by itself scratch your finish. However if you leave it on for extended periods "stuff" will get in between the bra and the mh that will. So take advantage of the quick on/off capability and leave it off when not going down the road.
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Not to press the point, but that soft backing will not by itself scratch your finish. However if you leave it on for extended periods "stuff" will get in between the bra and the mh that will. So take advantage of the quick on/off capability and leave it off when not going down the road.
We have one of the vinyl masks that we purchased through the RV Superstore. It had to be custom made and was about $500. Looks great and fits perfect and really easy to clean. You do have to be careful about dirt/grime that gets behind it.

As for repainting the front end being cheaper than a mask....I'm sure we could not get a quality paint job for $500 in our area for that money. I'm just saying....
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