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Old 10-26-2018, 12:40 PM   #1
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Clear shield mildew problems

Is anyone else having mildew problems under the clear shield on the front end cap and the front hood? My 3011DS is only a year old and already I am seeing mildew.
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Old 10-27-2018, 02:21 AM   #2
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Is anyone else having mildew problems under the clear shield on the front end cap and the front hood? My 3011DS is only a year old and already I am seeing mildew.
Yes and it looks terrible. I would rather not have it and chance a ding than have mildew.
I can't tell if it's in the clear shield or under it.

There is another thread about this where people posted about having it professionally removed but no one has posted any other solution that I've found.

Forest River needs to stop applying that junk in my opinion.
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Yes, and I’ve talked with others (owners) who are experiencing the same ugly thing !
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Old 10-27-2018, 07:00 AM   #4
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Sorry to be so new (2501TS for 1 week). What clear shield? Is it model specific?


I am still build my list of things to worry about so pardon my question.


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Old 10-27-2018, 11:50 AM   #5
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I had one on my 2012 3011DS. I did the hood and fenders myself. Fenders came out great but I nicked the paint on the hood and had to repaint. Because of the enormous effort, for the cab, I took it to a place in south Florida (250 miles away) and they attempted to remove it from the cab. Ended up chipping the hell out of the paint so now I have to have that repainted.

What a PITA. Now after about $1000 and DAYS of my time, it looks great
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The strip on my hood looks terrible. I plan to remove it by applying heat from a hair dryer, using Goo Gone, then waxing.
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Old 10-27-2018, 11:57 PM   #7
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Yup I have same problem. it is underneath the clear shield. I'm very upset but other than removing the clear shield I have not heard of a solution.
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Old 10-28-2018, 06:39 AM   #8
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The strip on my hood looks terrible. I plan to remove it by applying heat from a hair dryer, using Goo Gone, then waxing.
I tried that too. It didn't work. The material becomes gooey and impossible to work with.

There is an eraser wheel that you can get at an automotive paint store. You put it in a rotary tool (or even drill) to remove the mask. It's used primarily for removing automotive graphics. Slow but it works.

I learned about this AFTER messing up the paint on my hood
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Sorry to be so new (2501TS for 1 week). What clear shield? Is it model specific?


I am still build my list of things to worry about so pardon my question.


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No pardon necessary.

On the leading edge of the hood, on the front cap and on the front facing sides of the coach, Forest River applied a plastic film meant to protect the paint from dings.
I'm not sure if it is model specific or if it's only used on rigs with full-body paint, but if you have it on yours it seems there isn't much we can do about the mildew forming under it.
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Yes, and Iíve talked with others (owners) who are experiencing the same ugly thing !
Steeljag, I think you and I bought ours around the same time. I try so hard to keep it looking new and it really bothers me to see this.
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