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Old 02-22-2016, 07:34 AM   #1
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Diamond Shield Removal

I have been noticing discoloration growing under the Diamond Shield on our 2004 Newmar MADP. Yesterday morning I was reading the many threads on IRV2 about the problem and owners experiences with removing the coating. I decided to start at one corner to see how difficult a task it would be to tackle removal. We are full timers and currently in Florida so the sun was shining on the front of the coach so it was nice and warm and coating was flexible. As I started to pull the coating off I could not believe my luck. It didn't come easy but with some patience I was able to remove all the coating above the generator drawer in about 3 hours. No heat gun or scrapers just a nice warm coach front and patience. It did my heart good to see the discoloration come right off with the coating. It left some glue behind but not all the much. My original plan was to get some 3M adhesive remover and some of the plastic razor blades mentioned in many of the posts. As usual I got ahead of my self and never got to the store to purchase those items. I used Goo Gone an old towel and the edge of a credit card as a scraper to remove the glue. It took some rubbing but it's all gone. The glue builds up fast on the towel so I had to keep using clean spots so the fabric would bite. That was the first time I actually used a credit card for something that didn't cost me money. After cleaning up I used Wash Wax All on the paint and it looks like new. The Diamond Shield on the generator drawer is still good so I'm going to leave it on until it becomes a problem. The discoloration under the part I removed wasn't as bad as I've see on many coaches but we take pride in our unit and it really bugged me.

Thanks to everyone that posts these problems what a great rescource for all of us.
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I decided to start at one corner to see how difficult a task it would be to tackle removal. I used Goo Gone an old towel and the edge of a credit card as a scraper to remove the glue. That was the first time I actually used a credit card for something that didn't cost me money.

Since it's a Coach that you may or may not be endlessly pouring money into, the Platinum Visa or Mastercard works better than the Gold card . . . .Not sure how the Coach knows the difference, but somehow it does!
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