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Old 07-11-2010
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We have had a lot of luck using the 3M eraser wheel on decals and some adhesives. It never damaged the paint and has no stink or chemicals.

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Thanks for the comments and suggestion folks, I found a source today for the 3M mask @ www.invisiblemask.com they have the pre-cut film for the LX and LXi, and you can buy what you need instead of the complete kit ... I liked that. Or, you can buy it in bulk and cut as needed.
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Not sure but I think all LX's, LXi's, M380's, and 450's have this 3M mask. Don't know about the others PT's and so on. I do know without it you would be touching up paint on the front every trip out. Plus if you have 4-5 different colors on the front well ....


I received the mask I ordered and installed it. It was a nice fit, easy install. I also did the head light covers, hopefully it will last another 10-11 years at which time I may not even care Kurt, don't give up ... I have no finger nails left
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Good move slim putting it back on .clear coat is not the answer.clear is just very durable clear paint but with the location being the front it would not last long .you must protect the finish and the mask is the only way outside of a bra.
Our coach front was peppered with stone chips.i had to refinish the front end and then i applied the mask .still looks great.as with all paints and plastics ultra violet light is the enemy.and thats probably what deteriorated your old mask .
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Not sure but I think all LX's, LXi's, M380's, and 450's have this 3M mask. Don't know about the others PT's and so on. I do know without it you would be touching up paint on the front every trip out. Plus if you have 4-5 different colors on the front well ....


I received the mask I ordered and installed it. It was a nice fit, easy install. I also did the head light covers, hopefully it will last another 10-11 years at which time I may not even care Kurt, don't give up ... I have no finger nails left
Slim, the 3M mask was an option for my coach in 04. My coach is without one…and you are right about it chipping easy. I was thinking of touching up the chips and then installing the mask.

I never thought of doing it myself; I watched a video of a pro installing one and it looked like a good job for the “pro”. Are you still happy with your install; is it holding up well?

Cost?
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Old 12-13-2010
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Later LXIs maybe the same as 450s but not the earlier ones.

I looked on the web page www.invisiblemask.com. but could not find precuts for the Wanderlodges. Did you call them?

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Later LXIs maybe the same as 450s but not the earlier ones.

I looked on the web page www.invisiblemask.com. but could not find precuts for the Wanderlodges. Did you call them?

Dan
Dan, I found that they have one for 2004 Bluebird M380…Go to shop online, catalog one. Think it would be the same one for your coach.
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I been putting off removing the clear mask on the front of my coach ... it needs to go ...so here I go. If you are contemplating doing the same, don't be deceived in thinking your going to peel up a corner and just pull it off, not after 10 years in the sun your not. that would be to easy.

Anyway here's a couple of pictures I took along the way that may help, maybe someone has a better idea. I took about an hour and 1/2 to remove the center section. It certainly beats taking it to a body shop where most would look at it and say "that needs to be repainted" $$$$$$.

If the mask pulls the paint off with it, which is certainly a possibility, than a repaint will be in your future. So consider that before starting

BTW: anybody have a good source for a good heavy mask. I have one I got off ebay pretty cheap but it looks too thin for me. 3M has some good mask, any other sources would be appreciated.

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OH yea, and by the way ... take it slow removing it, you wont have a choice.
Looks great Slim! I know you were probably sweating it the whole time worrying if the paint would either come off or be damaged. Good job!!!
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Ebay has those masks,or they did have them.
Search Wanderlodge.
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I was thinking about a clear covers to protect the clear coat which is easily chipped but know I'm thinking that touch up paint and clear is a better solution. Anybody have other solutions?
I have been using lamin-x products with great success.
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