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Old 11-04-2011, 11:11 AM   #15
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The film is something I really wanted to have on mine but was not on it when I bought it and I've given it a lot of thought about having it put on. The more I read on the subject the more acceptable it's becoming not to have it, like others have mentioned I'll look at having the front repainted at some point in time with something like Imron.

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Old 08-20-2017, 02:13 PM   #16
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Thanks Diplomat Dan! Dan's advice, from a previous older post on irv.com of "Problems with 3m bra." Finally ended my Clear Bra Removal Nightmare, by using a 3000psi Water Pressure Washer. Viewable video at:

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Smile This was my solution to the problem

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I'm at a dealer in Quebec City for a couple of days of repairs and was watching two guys remove a Diamond Shiel Clear film on the front of a Newmar coach. Don't know if this was you mean (plastic bra). Anyways, they were using a heat lamp and a small heat gun along with some teflon scrapers. They spent all day and were mostly finished by 5 this pm. No damage to paint, came out good. I'm here again tomorrow and I can really questions and answers if you have any.
Sorry, I should have posted this message a year ago.

My film was 3M. Using a hair dryer on low heat, teflon scrapers and xylene for the job seemed to work the best. Took a total of 13 hrs over 2 days. Left about 5 nicks where the paint was actually removed ( you get tired after a while and less careful). I bought a can of Sherwin Williams paint in matching colour to what was originally used and used this to touch these up. Left some glue on which was removed with the xylene. But this process worked out really well.

Thanks to all who posted their ideas. Your help was appreciated.
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Old 08-21-2017, 10:40 PM   #18
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I had mine removed and replaced last year. It took one man 2 days to totally remove the film (which was in poor condition) and the adhesive. He installed the new product in about 3 or 4 hours as I recall. I had only one small spot about the size of a quarter where the paint lifted. I felt fortunate that it came off as well as it did. He used a steamer for most of it. Part of it he used a heat gun, but he was getting better results with the steamer. Once he got it all off, the paint was in pristine condition with the one exception I mentioned above. He made the comment and I agreed with him, that although the Diamond Shield did fail (it was 10 yr old when I bought the coach and looked pretty bad at that time) the DS did its job - it protected the paint. I'm glad I had it reinstalled. They do now have a lifetime warranty on it so that helps. If it fails again, it shouldn't cost me anything. I spent just under $2000 for the job and I felt it was worth it.
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Old 08-22-2017, 02:59 PM   #19
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There is a guy in Florida that does it and has posted several videos on how to remove it. go to You Tube I think his business is called Ugly-shield
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Had a presentation at my last Corvette club meeting. The guy said they are now on the 5th generation of paint protection film and it is leaps and bounds better than the old stuff. He uses SunTek and really likes it.

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Last time I saw a plastic bra was at a Madonna Concert!

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