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Old 09-05-2018, 10:20 AM   #1
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vinyl film to protect finish

Has anyone used 3m vinyl film on the front of campers to protect the finish?
Our previous camper was often used in winter conditions, and the front took a beating from road grit. We have a new 19' ordered, would like to protect the finish if possible. The new storage box will help but I'd like to try the film if it could help.
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Old 09-05-2018, 10:26 AM   #2
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I am using the 3M Protection on the front of my 5.0TA. Given the scarring of it after 2 years, it certainly seems like a good decision.
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Old 09-05-2018, 10:39 AM   #3
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Has anyone used 3m vinyl film on the front of campers to protect the finish?
Our previous camper was often used in winter conditions, and the front took a beating from road grit. We have a new 19' ordered, would like to protect the finish if possible. The new storage box will help but I'd like to try the film if it could help.
I was looking for something like this for the Alaskan highway
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Old 09-05-2018, 10:59 AM   #4
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I am using the 3M Protection on the front of my 5.0TA. Given the scarring of it after 2 years, it certainly seems like a good decision.
Did you have someone do it for you? Mine's getting pretty beat up.
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Old 09-05-2018, 11:16 AM   #5
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Did you have someone do it for you? Mine's getting pretty beat up.
I did. I had thought of doing it myself, but I opted for a professional install as I was running out of time.
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Old 09-05-2018, 11:22 AM   #6
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I did. I had thought of doing it myself, but I opted for a professional install as I was running out of time.
Hi: Jim Bennett... If you were retired you'd have lots to run out of!!! Alf
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Change your phone number.
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Old 09-05-2018, 12:56 PM   #9
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I keep trying, but customers keep calling me back to do stuff for it. Sometime I'm going to learn how to say no!
Jim, what type of work do you do?
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Old 09-05-2018, 01:06 PM   #10
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where would you go to get this done?
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Old 09-05-2018, 01:31 PM   #11
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where would you go to get this done?
I'll look for a window tinting firm that also does paint protective film, most do.
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Old 09-05-2018, 01:38 PM   #12
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where would you go to get this done?
I’d check with a local body shop. I’m sure they have to install this stuff as rock protection on lower fenders on occasion.
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Old 09-05-2018, 01:53 PM   #13
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Article on removal of 3M film

There is an article in the July/Aug issue of Escapees magazine that discusses how to remove the 3M protective film on an RV after it has yellowed.
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Jim, what type of work do you do?
Home building and renovations.
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It is normally a kit that you could do yourself.....

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