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Old 08-12-2018, 03:59 PM   #15
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Like you said - "to each his own".... My original "shield" was extremely discolored around the edges and was an absolute nightmare to remove (abt a week of heat gun and plastic scraper)

Considered replacing with new shield but decided on my current choice..... It looks great and I like it - lifetime warranty
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Old 08-12-2018, 04:48 PM   #16
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I've seen some pretty nice Plasti-Dip painted cars. Not expensive and can be peeled off if you get tired of it or don't like it. A friend of mine did his Cadillac CTS-V for about $300.


Or you could do a wrap of the front end.
They can print out all kinds of colors and designs.
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Old 08-13-2018, 01:18 PM   #17
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Hereís what I had sprayed on ours.... the black actually looks like it came from factory with it...,

Itís a spray-on Bed-liner product from Z-tech...

Been on for almost 3 years and still looks new..... easy to clean and protects from rock chips....

I like that. Mine is just about a 2.5" strip at the front of the hood. Unfortunately, FR use some company other than Diamond Shield. I can't do much about the side of the front cap, but the hood seems doable. Did you have a body shop remove the clear stuff and spray this on?
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Old 08-13-2018, 05:15 PM   #18
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There is nothing wrong with Diamond Shield or 3M, if you take care of it. I think a wrap may be the future of front protection, especially if you could do a wrap that was a close resemblance to the front paint.

I think the bed liner is an alternative, but I've NEVER seen a bed liner material that held it's color, especially the black. It eventually turns grey. Not a look I want.
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I just spent bout 4 hours pressure washing ours off. Literally the biggest mess I have ever made in our drive way. I think I was lucky. The pressure washer took the coating right off. It pulled up clear coat in a couple of spots but I figure it would have done the same scrapping it off. Now I have to get the glue off...lol.
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I had 3M on mine and pet and pampered it for quite a few years... Then.... it began to mildew around the edges and headlights...

Shop wanted $1,800 to remove it!!!! I used a heat gun and lots of plastic paint scrapers and removed it my self... (took abt 5 days working a couple of hrs each day....)

Finally got it all off and decided no more plastic coating on front of coach (my choice)... then decided to have spray-on bed liner applied to lower portion of front.... (again - my choice)

Been on for at least three years and thousands of miles and no problems at all... I did take the time to seal the edges with a good quality clear silicone which removed the chance of it peeling....

I can pressure wash bugs off and itís totally clean.... in addition, per installers suggestion - I hit it occasionally with tire black tire dressing and it looks like new
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