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Old 08-02-2019, 12:34 PM   #15
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When I did it I used a handheld clothing steamer from Bed, Bath and Beyond and plastic razor blades to get off the film. For the glue residue, Xylene from Home Depot worked the best of everything I tried. Spray on a lot to keep the area you are working on wet.
This is, in my opinion, the best way to attack it if you're going to do it yourself. I spent $$$$ on just about every solvent that everyone recommended. None worked as well as this process
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The quality of the shielding material varies. Some will yellow with time. Some will get pits from road debris. Coming from a history with exotic cars, this is an ongoing project. The material does a great job of protecting the fiberglass and paint. But quality of film dictates how long a life to expect.


I could live with a little yellowing or pits. What really makes it look bad is when it starts to develop the cancerous mold underneath.
I just just finished removing the final section on our coach. In the 5 years I owned coach the mold got progressively worse. Looks like a new coach in front now.
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harleyjt...how much did they charge you?

Got a quote from a RV dealer of $2,000 to remove my 3M. Way too much I think.

He removed the old and installed new Diamondshield for $2000. The new material has a lifetime warranty. This was done in Red Bay AL by the guy that manages the DiamondShield application personnel at the Tiffin Plant.
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