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Tarnold

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@%diamond shield
« on: June 14, 2022, 08:16:15 am »
Really do hate this stuff.  Great when it works but then……. Anyhow my mirrors looked like crap with the mold underneath, as well as the front of the hood and across the top of the front cap.  What I’ve read is the lifetime guarantee is of little value because of “outs” about cleaning and maintenance.  So, with a YouTube video or two I ordered a 100 pack of plastic razor blades and a can of pro goof off.(there are different levels of goof off). Quick story: at my Lowe’s there were 2 workers talking as I came up.  I asked where can I find goof off, and the younger guy looked quite perplexed. He thought I was talking about him, the other older worker noticed this also and explained what I was talking about.  Anyway they took me to the right shelf.
so if you get the inclination figure about 2 hours per mirror.  Lots of soapy water and go very SLOW.  Just use the very corner of the plastic blade and don’t go more than an 1/16” at a time. Cut and soapy water each pass.  Use a very shallow angle with the blades and change often.  From experience, don’t try and pull on the plastic film, IT WILL LIFT OFF A LAYER OF PAINT.  That is going to require another project, but I have color matched paint.  Getting the glue free will require lots of the pro goofoff.  Soft rag and a lot of rubbing.  Don’t know yet if I want to tackle the front of the hood.

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Ron Dittmer

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Re: @%diamond shield
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2022, 01:03:28 pm »
Being garaged-kept, so far so good with the Diamond Shield.  BUT I really don't like the product in-general.

GM used the 3M version on their Solstice and Sky.  I bought a Sky with the product gone bad.  Like you say, plastic razor blades and a lubricant.  I used kerosene as the lubricant.

Here is the mess I started with, one of two.  I cannot imagine taking all the product off a PC.

This was "In Process"


It took many hours to get the two areas removed and the paint restored.
Doing this on a PC would be quite a nightmare.
« Last Edit: June 14, 2022, 01:16:53 pm by Ron Dittmer »
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Re: @%diamond shield
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2022, 04:48:47 pm »
Getting Diamond Shield off is a tedious task. And when you get to the cab over parts it is dangerous.

I had as bad of mold on mine. I also found that the life time guarantee is only good for the original owner/buyer of DS treatment.

Yes I was upset! But the choices were
1. To take it off myself, which I did on the mirror. When I saw how hard and time consuming it was and the difficulty of removing it from the cab top that was not an option
2. Get use to the mold and how ugly it made my awesome Phoenix Cruiser paint job look.
3. Have them simply remove the Diamond Shield that had mold. ($475 mirrors and cab)
3. Have them remove and replace all the Diamond Shield. ($1775)

I opted to have them take off and replace all the Diamond Shield. For the whole unit it took one day. And now I have a beautiful PC again. The reason I didn't just remove the molded Diamond Shield is I was afraid the rest would eventually get mold and I feel that the new type of Diamond Shield allows bug removal simple with a garden hose. 

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KEB

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Re: @%diamond shield
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2022, 05:13:45 pm »
I ran across this guy several years ago at the Tampa RV show.  I don't know if he is still in business or not. He was selling his removal service as well as a DIY kit of the stripping solution he uses.

Kevin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5achUfglWs

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jim farley

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Re: @%diamond shield
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2022, 03:34:02 pm »
i used contractors solvent, spray on, wait, used plastic chisel to remove glue

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Cheezy1

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Re: @%diamond shield
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2022, 07:45:11 pm »
If you go to Diamond shield’s website, they have information on how to remove their product. You will need plastic scrapers, and a good heat gun. The vinyl off and adhesive remover by crystal tech is available from Amazon. I removed all the Diamond Shield from my 2015 and it is a time-consuming job that requires the use of scaffolding to do the front cap safely. It does get easier once you’ve done it for a while. I will never put it on any vehicle again.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2022, 09:12:00 pm by Cheezy1 »
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