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Offline jgstudios

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« on: November 25, 2008, 12:06:00 pm »
Anyone know if my old 1990 windshield can be polished?  I bought this bike a month ago and the windshield is yellowed and pretty pitted and scratched.  I'm not looking for a miracle, but it would be nice to be able to see through it again. What's the best way to take care of this?  

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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2008, 01:28:00 pm »
I do not know if oem uses a coating layer on its shield or not.  If not then you might be able to use something like Novis polish to make it better but that might cost half as much as buying a replacement shield.  http://www.novuspolish.com/  ----------------------------------  I will answer any question.  It is up to you to figure out if I should have.    <p align="left">My Photos<br
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2008, 01:43:00 pm »
Don't know about polishing, but in the Emporium there was a guy looking to sell two OEM shields, one w/7k miles on it and the other brand new. (trying to talk myself into one of them)  
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2008, 05:51:00 pm »
The windshield on my '05 has a lot of scratches and seems much more prone to scratching than those on my previous bikes. I was considering polishing it with Novus Plastic Polish no. 2 for fine scratches. I bought the stuff in 1994 and got very, very good results removing even deep scratches from the paint on my bikes and even polishing plastic car headlamps badly damaged and hazy from flying stones. But on my precious Connie's windshield?    
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2008, 08:04:00 pm »
No problem, go ahead and polish all you want. The windshield is not coated. I've used the Meguires products for years with excellent results.     But don't expect miracles if it is yellowed.     :)  
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2008, 05:38:00 pm »
Final results: Meguiars PlastX did the trick.  $5.00 at autozone, a sponge applicator, a terry cloth towel and about 15-20 minutes of relatively thorough polishing inside and out, and it's a nice shiny clear windshield again.  The deeper scratches are still there like rock dings and such, but I'm very satisfied with the results. Thanks to all for your input.