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Old 09-20-2021, 11:05 AM   #1
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Remove Diamond Shield

Started removal of this Diamond shield it is a process. The Plastic comes off but the glue is TUFF. Tried Goof off, works some, tried WD40 it works some. It's so gooey and sticky. So Far the plastic razor blades work best with heat gun. just many passes over and over then use the adhesive remover.
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Old 09-20-2021, 01:14 PM   #2
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Get "Contractors Solvent" at ACE Hardware. It removes the goo in half the time. Had no luck with GooGone, WD40, lacquer thinner, acetone, etc.

Apply, let sit 5 minutes, then wipe off or push off with a plastic knife.
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I have my detailer coming tommorrow to remove mine. He seems to think heat and persistence will do just fine. He will be there all day and not me so more power to him. I have no plans to replace the diamond shield yet. I will make a few runs with no protection and if I start seeing chips I might consider reapplying.
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I removed a small center section and gave up. I think I'll just live with the Diamond Shield, or maybe do one small piece a weekend for the next 5 years, lol.
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We full-timed and traveled constantly, including gravel roads and up to Alaska. Our Diamond Shield was in perfect condition after 8 yr when we sold it. We wouldn't be without it or something similar. It's so easy to keep the front looking good and bugs come off easily.
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We full-timed and traveled constantly, including gravel roads and up to Alaska. Our Diamond Shield was in perfect condition after 8 yr when we sold it. We wouldn't be without it or something similar. It's so easy to keep the front looking good and bugs come off easily.
Hmmm.... I must have some other version of Diamond Shield than you did. My 4 1/2 year old version doesn't look all that great close up.
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I had an 05 Bus sold it 1 year ago and the Diamond Shield was as good as the day I bought it, every time I stopped for the day I immediately got the bugs and any dirt off of it and also I kept it indoors out of the sun.
The 17 DS I bought used looks great the seller told me it was stored inside and he also would clean it at the end of the day.
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I just had my Diamond Shield removed and reinstalled this summer by Diamond Shield. The tech was really professional and did a great job. The new nano diamond shield comes with a lifetime warranty. The product that was on my coach turned yellow and looked horrible. Now it looks like new.
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I removed the diamond shield from my 2004 Dutchstar two years ago. Was having a hard time getting it off until I decided to score (being careful to not cut through) the diamond shield with an xacto knife. I put the score cuts about 2-3 inches apart. Using a heat gun on medium setting and the plastic razor blades I had it completely off in about 3 hours.
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Can I ask what replacement diamond shield might cost?
2014 DS. I jacked mine up trying to clean it and it needs to be replaced. Thanks
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I removed the diamond shield from my 2004 Dutchstar two years ago. Was having a hard time getting it off until I decided to score (being careful to not cut through) the diamond shield with an xacto knife. I put the score cuts about 2-3 inches apart. Using a heat gun on medium setting and the plastic razor blades I had it completely off in about 3 hours.
Removing the Diamond Shield Has not been a problem. The glue (adhesive) is the problem. It seem best to remove it as you would several layer of paint from an old cabinet painted several times. Put on some type adhesive remover a little heat and scrape 4 or 5 applications. The glue is thicker than the Diamond Shield and that is why the mold is growing it feed on the glue.
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Cliffj, I got a quote of $2,200 to remove and replace at the Diamond shield factory
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