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Old 03-07-2018, 12:22 PM   #1
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Protective front Film 378 Georgetown

Our 2008 378 Georgetown came with I think 3M invisible protective film applied to the front. In about 4 years ugly mould like blotches started appearing under the film. Now after 9 years the complete area covered with the film has ugly blotches everywhere trapped between the body paint and the film. It makes the front of our RV look like it is 20 years old while the rest of the full body paint still look like new. It is almost impossible to remove the film without damaging the paint. Anyone had the same experience and if so what is the solution other than covering with a full front bra.
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Old 03-07-2018, 03:41 PM   #2
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While I have not experienced this issue myself yet, I was at a campground where a guy was removing his film for the exact same reason.

He was using plastic razor blades. He said it was the only solution for not damaging the paint.

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Old 03-07-2018, 03:58 PM   #3
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try a blow dryer and peal.
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Old 03-07-2018, 04:37 PM   #4
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Is the film you’re describing called “Diamond Shield” or “Diamond something?”

I’ve seen this several times now on a variety of rigs. Same report....rest of the rig looks great.....should’ve never done the front. I’d be livid.

The only results I’ve seen are very labor and time intensive.

Blow dryer and plastic razor blades to peel very slowly.

Patience is needed to even hope to remove that shield. Then....if the underlying surface is still damaged, I’d investigate getting the front sprayed with the spray on liner paint for the bed of pick up trucks, to kinda look like a bra.
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:55 PM   #5
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Thanks guys, I bought plastic blades and they do work but to much heat from heat gun softens paint also so very hard to judge when too hot.
Truck bed spray is an option, next door neighbour did his and it is peeling and not great looking. His film cracked badly so this maybe reason for peeling.
Priced bra, $599. not a cheap option either. Looked at a 2006 Georgetown 378 today, they had front repainted over film which is another option but even more expensive. Thanks again for your input.
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Old 03-08-2018, 02:20 PM   #8
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Steam.... i did it with a small hand steaming machine and a plastic razor blade.

Give yourself lots of time. But looks great when done.

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