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Old 08-31-2016, 07:16 AM   #1
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Line X customers- please respond

Asking for those of you that have had LINE X sprayed over the 3M Diamond Shield to respond to my email (abrasv@aol.com ,or on the forum) as to whether or not you have had any issues with it coming loose.

Had mine sprayed on Monday of this week and it is starting to bubble up (see attached pic).

I am waiting for a call from the regional mgr. here in Missouri to see what can be done about it.

Thanks in advance for all your help.
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Old 08-31-2016, 08:00 AM   #2
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First off 3M doesn't make Diamond Shield. The second thing, why would you ever spray Line X over an existing film that was failing in the first place? The minimum the Line X guys should have done is take that whole area back to paint before spraying. Now you have two failing coatings to deal with.

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Old 08-31-2016, 08:00 AM   #3
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Hopefully, the LineX shop is the one who suggested spraying over the 3M product, and not you asking for it to be done that way. In my opinion, expecting a previous coating to not, eventually, fail is trouble waiting to happen. If you asked for it to be done that way, bite the bullet, pull off everything and begin again. If they chose to do it that way, it's theirs to fix.

Please let us know which scenario occurred and how it works out. I've been debating doing LineX for a long time. I liked the way yours looked... well, pre-bubbles, anyway.

Look at the potential bright side: With any luck, the LineX has bonded to the 3M and (I'm assuming LineX is sprayed on hot) caused the 3M glue to fail so the entire thing may just pull right off together.
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Old 08-31-2016, 08:20 AM   #4
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I had a new truck bed Line-X and the dealer was concerned about applying the Line-X over the coating the bed was covered with after manufacturer. He wanted to remove the covering because it wasn't like paint and the adhesion of the Line-X was dependent on the quality of the adhesion of the paint underneath. I chose not to remove the coating and I did have some issues on the edges.

If that Line-X dealer applied the Line-X over the film without a warning about adhesion, then the dealer should fix the job. The cost of removing the film should not be a dealer cost. Perhaps that is why is wasn't removed in the first place.
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Old 08-31-2016, 07:27 PM   #5
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Please let us know what the outcome is when you get this resolved... I am very interested in getting the front of my rig Line-Xed. Good luck, I'm sure it can be fixed to your satisfaction.... Just a matter of how much work it will take and how much it will cost.

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OMG, I would suspect there is a chemical or the heat from the black paint making it turn loose. One of the big problems about removing the 3m or diamond shield is damaging the paint which would not have mattered since your painting a bed liner over it.
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Old 09-04-2016, 09:19 AM   #7
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OK, here's the update.

Mainly my fault in not researching it further. Line X claims no responsibility but has offered to redo it completely only charging for the material once I remove the Line X and the Diamond Shield. I'm comfortable with that although it is going to be a huge undertaking. It won't matter if the paint is damaged in the process as it will be covered with the new Line X.

Some had said that they painted directly over the Diamond Shield but in talking with DS they will not recommend that at all. Says it definitely needs to be removed.

My final comment is that you should never try to cover up the Diamond Shield (or whatever the coating is). It HAS to be removed.

I appreciate the posts that offered opinions that were constructive in nature as that is what this forum is for. The non-constructive ones obviously have nothing better to do with their time. Kinda feel sorry for them.

We are heading out with the mh as it is and plan on enjoying the fall weather and colors. I'll address the removal issues when we return.

Happy Travels to all.
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Old 09-04-2016, 11:12 AM   #8
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Glad you are still able to enjoy your rig... Try not to let it bother you when you look at it, although I suspect that you are like me and it will. I'm sure it will look great once it is fixed properly. I really want to do this same LineX job on my rig so I'm very interested in how you go about getting it fixed. Please update us, pictures if possible, when you get it done.

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Old 09-04-2016, 08:35 PM   #9
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I had Line X applied to the bed of my pickup when it was brand new. It was real hard to set in the waiting room listening to them grind the paint off my brand new truck. I am surprised that they didn't grind the Diamond Shield and paint off prior to application.

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