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Old 06-25-2011, 05:04 PM   #1
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Cleaning the 3M shield

We are required to store our motorhome in the storage lot where we live. today I went down to check on it and found that it looks like someone had dropped a bottle of blue chemicals near the front of our coach. the blue had splattered all over the passenger side front corner up about one foot. I was able to wash it off with Awesome cleaner but now I have yellow spots in my 3M shield. Before I try a whole lot of cleaners does anyone have any ideas how I might get the spots out?
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I doubt you will get it off/out of the vinyl. It likely is due to either the chemical properties or perhaps the pigment of the liquid that you cleaned off. The yellow might fade some over time. Anything strong enough to remove the yellowing would probably do more harm to the vinyl than good.

I (like many others with both 3m and Diamond Shield) had to remove my 3m after five years as it was looking pretty sorry due to weather crazing/cracking.
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The yellow wouldn't really be that noticable since the paint under is a cream color but since it is a splatter it shows pretty bad. Guess I will have to head over to the Harley shop to see about the Plexus. At this point I need to do something. Really irritated over the whole episode.
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The problem is Diamond Shield is porous, so the stains will probably be hard to remove.

The Diamond Shield website recommends against abrasive cleaners and dry wash cleaners. They specifically mention Aerospace 303 Protectant and Protect-All, but those are more for protection than for cleaning.

Diamond Shield mentions a product called Novus for removing scuffs, so that may help for stains as may Plexus mentioned in the other post that Mike Cantor linked to.

Diamond Shield also specifically mentions Mother's and Meguiar's liquid cleaner wax, which also may be slightly abrasive to help with the stain.
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I did a Google search on cleaning 3M motorhome shield and found a suggestion to use Isopropyl alcohol and a clean white cloth to clean the shield. I then wiped it down with protect all. The stains are gone and it shines like new.
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