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Old 06-30-2013, 07:42 PM   #15
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How are you removing it. I am about to start this same project and plan on using heat from a hair dryer or a steam heat appliance and start peeling at the edges with plastic type scrapers. Then clean the residue with 3-M adhesive remover or goof off as you did. I have been looking for some cheap labor to do this job and as it turns out I got the job. Any special techniques or tips would be appreciated. Thanks
This is all I used - but with both hands. The gloves are because the edges of the scraper are sharp. I found that a heat gun didn't seem to make much difference as long as it's warm outside. The only "technique" I use, other than using a sawing type motion, is to be patient. A two feet by four inch strip might take half an hour or more to strip and clean. I haven't even tried stripping the big pieces yet!
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:12 PM   #16
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Sounds like I will omit the Diamond Shield and keep a monthly application of Rejex on the nose!

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I had removed some of my Diamond Shield before the damage occurred. I was able to remove it with a small, hard plastic scraper and 3M adhesive remover. A Bondo scraper is not hard enough to do the job. I did not loose any paint, but the body shop lost a lot of paint, as they were trying to make rates, where I was able to take my time. I found that sunlight put enough heat on the film to remove it without stripping the paint. A heat gun seemed to make the Diamond Shield a little too soft and it would tear.
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:39 AM   #18
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Hi vraines,
I did the same as you. However, I added a bra to the front of the coach. For me it works. Depending on how you RV, you may want to consider a bra.
It really doesn't depend in how I RV - I would not consider a bra!
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It really doesn't depend in how I RV - I would not consider a bra!
Ummm... Too much info!!!!
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We bought a new Discovery this year and it came with Diamond Shield. I didn't know anything about it at the time and thought it was a good thing. Three months later and it's a pain in the a##. Our color scheme has white along the bottom of the front and we found out that bug strikes stain diamond shield. We are accumulating yellow and red polka dots that are stained into the DS. It also makes it hard to get bug residue off as the DS turns cloudy when you scrub it. I've ordered some 303 to use on it and hopefully that will keep it from staining and make bug removal easier.
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