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Old 06-02-2021, 06:00 AM   #1
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3m Shield Removal?

How to remove 3m clear plastic off front of motorhome
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Google "ugly sheild" and watch the video.
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How to remove 3m clear plastic off front of motorhome
Lots of work, plastic razor blades, heat gun, and your probably going to need to buy some beer.
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Use Search. An often discussed topic (almost weekly).
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Old 06-03-2021, 06:28 AM   #5
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We removed the shield from the front last year. Ended up taking the paint off the front, but we had let it get pretty bad. We got the Raptor Liner kit and did the front in Raptor Liner. No worries now, and it cleans off with a spray from the hose. It was a job tho, took us about 4 days to do it all.
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I just completed the removal of mine. I have a thread under the Country Coach section titled Stonegard Removal. I watched the videos on YouTube and decided to do it myself. It is work but can be done with patience.. You will need approx 6 or 8 of the plastic razor blade holders and order 200 plastic razor blades. I used a combo of Goo Off adhesive remover and DeSols it Adhesive remover. I already had a heat gun with adjustable heat and two speed fan. I have about 10 hours labor in mine, give or take and mine was TERRRIBLE looking. I do have some paint damage caused by someone prior to me attempting to remove the shield and giving up. I plan to have a wrap applied that copies my factory paint stripe and use my Bra for stone protection.

Feel free to PM me if I can be of any assistance. Heat, Direct sunlight and Patience are your friend in this job.
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Here is what I started with and where I ended.
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Let me back up a minute. This is before I remove the stonegard film. The top picture above is film removed, before I removed the adhesive. It has to be done in steps (That's how I did it anyway). You can see where someone started and gave up at some point before.

You can pay a pro to do it, runs about $800 to $1000.00 to have it removed or you can do it your self for about $100 give or take, depending on if you have to buy a heat gun.
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One of the smarter guys said to try a pressure washer.
So I used a Costco 3000psi pressure washer with various nozzles to remove ours.
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I went to Ace Hardware and got "contractors solvent" I then used the same process as "ugly shield removal" on you tube from the guys in Florida. Had I been closer I would have them do it.

Took me a few afternoons and lots of work. Easy work just tedious. Used plastic chisels, sharpened on sandpaper from Harbor Freight.
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https://www.lowes.com/pd/Jasco-128-f...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

This solvent worked for me. Lacquer thinner not so great. 3M adhesive remover, expensive as heck and did not work well. The stuff posted works great but use a fan to keep the fumes at bay.

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We cleaned it off of our Bounder with the "ugly juice". Worked great, took a while, but we got it done. Then we put a bra on it. It looks really good now.
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I have tried every recommendation that you can find. Spent $$$$$$. The only thing I did not try was Ugly Juice, too expensive! Everything else you read does not work. Period. There was one thing that did work. Xylene. Go to Home Depot, Lowes, etc. and get some. (In the paint department) Put it in a spray bottle and along with plastic razor blades you will be amazed at how well it works. Will not damage paint, but will eat up plastic signal lights, etc.
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I have tried every recommendation that you can find. Spent $$$$$$. The only thing I did not try was Ugly Juice, too expensive! Everything else you read does not work. Period. There was one thing that did work. Xylene. Go to Home Depot, Lowes, etc. and get some. (In the paint department) Put it in a spray bottle and along with plastic razor blades you will be amazed at how well it works. Will not damage paint, but will eat up plastic signal lights, etc.

I wonder if Xylene is the magic ingredient in Ugly juice?
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