Lucy, our Tiffin Allegro Bus Motorhome had a Diamond Shield protection on the front that had failed…quite awhile ago! There were a couple of spots on her at purchase time, but nothing like it was in its current state. Nasty, nasty nasty!
I’m sharing close-ups to give you the full picture of how nasty she really was :) All those spots are mildew behind that Diamond Shield. We originally thought they were just bug stains but no matter how we tried to clean them, nothing worked. I had been itching to peel back this yucky film for a long time but whenever Rick caught me “trying” he had a coronary :) He was afraid I’d start something I couldn’t finish.
Well, the time finally arrived! Here the generator drawer is done. See the difference?
With Rick on one side and me on the other, we rolled and pulled taking care that no paint came off in the process.
We have several friends that removed theirs and it took them many, many man hours. We asked about removal while we were in for service at one time and got a quote of $1000. I have to tell you, had we spent $1000 to have this film removed, I probably would have just been happy to have it gone. BUT, it only took Rick and I an hour and a half to remove the film and, then about another 6 hours of Ricks time to remove the remnants of adhesive, wash her and put on 3 coats of wax.
It wouldn’t have taken him that long if we had removed the adhesive immediately after removing the film. We were tired having traveled that day and decided to wait until tomorrow. The adhesive dried out over night and it was much more difficult to remove than when it was soft and pliable. Lesson learned! $1000 saved! We were very lucky though. Others we know, have spent 40-50+ hours to achieve these results. Had we had that experience, I think $1000 would have been well paid!
Bye, bye Allegro Bus! Unfortunately, our “Allegro Bus” lettering was on top of the Diamond Shield. It came off with it.
Hello Lucy! Doesn’t she just sparkle???
The “Lucy” is just a simulation, but we are thinking of having it done.
What do you think?
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