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Old 03-18-2016, 09:30 AM   #1
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My Diamond Shield Removal Story

So, this past week I finally got disgusted with the dull, mildewed, and overall cr*ppy appearance of my Diamond Shield on the front of my 2010 Fleetwood "Discovery" and decided to do something about it. I read several threads about removal, so I was apprehensive about attempting it, but nothing ventured, nothing gained....

Needless to say, the process was cumbersome, but easy. I simply peeled it off! Yes, it was hard on my hands (!) and it took me the better part of two days to complete the job, but it was easy. I just grabbed a corner and started peeling. I didn't use any removal tools, any solvents or chemicals, or any heat. I simply let the coach sit in the sun for a couple of hours and started peeling. If I went slowly enough (which is kinda prerequisite since the film has a VERY strong adhesive!) I had no glue left on the coach. I only had one small area along the very bottom of the coach (under the turn signal) where a very small amount of paint came off...nothing major.

I only had two really issues. One is that they got lazy and put the "Discovery" logo on top of the product, so when it came off, the logo did as well. $115 to replace, from what I've found! The second is I did have one spot - which you can see in the pix - where the film left behind any remnants.

Overall, I'm very pleased I did this!
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Old 03-18-2016, 10:27 AM   #2
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Looks like it worked out great for you. I agree that it was not too bright to put the logo on top of the not-so-good Diamondshield. When our Coachmen logo came off we opted for a custom logo of our own design which was made up by a boat lettering company. Sorry I don't have a picture here to add but anything can be done and it was easy to apply.
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It wasn't laziness that had them put the decal over the diamond sheild, it was necessity. The Discovery logo just like other Fleetwood logos is not a flat decal, they are raised letters, kind of "puffy" so to speak. If they went over them with diamond sheild, you would have air bubbles and gaps where the diamond sheild went over the logo.
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It wasn't laziness that had them put the decal over the diamond sheild, it was necessity. The Discovery logo just like other Fleetwood logos is not a flat decal, they are raised letters, kind of "puffy" so to speak. If they went over them with diamond sheild, you would have air bubbles and gaps where the diamond sheild went over the logo.
Cut the letters out...
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Looks better with the Discovery logo off. I'd leave it that way, looks more classy, IMO.

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Boy, I sure wish the Diamond Shield on the front of our Monaco would come off that easy. Mine is so cracked and has mould in the cracks that it will only come off about 1 sq. in. at a time when steamed.
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I'd leave the letters off too. That's what I did with our Dutch Star.
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