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Old 12-04-2014, 03:38 PM   #1
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Tricks to clean Screen?

I have a few used screens that are hazy and have some minor scratches. What do you use to clean-polish your screens?. I've heard toothpaste or bug repellent that has deet in it as fixes.
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Old 12-04-2014, 09:22 PM   #2
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Maguire's Plastic Polish is what I used on this.



Worked good enough that I used the same screen for 20 years. Of course race bike don't have as hard a life as street bikes.
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Old 12-07-2014, 05:46 PM   #3
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Start with Meguiar's Plastic Cleaner and finish with their Plastic Polish. This is what's used by the military on aircraft canopies.
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Old 12-07-2014, 06:38 PM   #4
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I've had good luck with Novus products: http://www.amazon.com/Novus-Plastic-.../dp/B000J41VDM
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Old 12-08-2014, 02:00 AM   #5
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Maguire's Plastic Polish is what I used on this.



Worked good enough that I used the same screen for 20 years. Of course race bike don't have as hard a life as street bikes.
So if your finished with that bike..., I'd be quite happy to take it over.....
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:15 AM   #6
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So if your finished with that bike..., I'd be quite happy to take it over.....


Lots of time ,memories, blood and sweat in that bike. I started with a $50 frame and a set of cases for another $50. My buddy Ronny donated the Red Wing forks, the front brake is from a 450 Honda that I laced with stainless spokes to a 18" aluminum rim. Ducati rear hub again lace with SS spokes to ally rim.
The seat , I made from an old Shoei helmet and some glass cloth. The fender is just a polished blade fram an electric fan. The fairing is on it's 3rd 0r 4th life, cut down from a "double- bubble" , or so Gordon told me.
The 450 motor ,when Don built it in '89 had an offset crank pin to stroke it. With the biggest bore that would fit, the motor was 522cc. The crank pin broke going around the banking at Daytona, the revs going from 7000 to nil in half a skinnit. As the bike started to hook around I grabbed the clutch and rolled to a stop.
After that we put the stock stroke back in it and I ran in Premier 500 the rest of the time. It wasn't as fast as some , but generally reliable.
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Old 12-09-2014, 05:55 PM   #7
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Old 12-14-2014, 03:17 AM   #8
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Lots of time ,memories, blood and sweat in that bike. I started with a $50 frame and a set of cases for another $50. My buddy Ronny donated the Red Wing forks, the front brake is from a 450 Honda that I laced with stainless spokes to a 18" aluminum rim. Ducati rear hub again lace with SS spokes to ally rim.
The seat , I made from an old Shoei helmet and some glass cloth. The fender is just a polished blade fram an electric fan. The fairing is on it's 3rd 0r 4th life, cut down from a "double- bubble" , or so Gordon told me.
The 450 motor ,when Don built it in '89 had an offset crank pin to stroke it. With the biggest bore that would fit, the motor was 522cc. The crank pin broke going around the banking at Daytona, the revs going from 7000 to nil in half a skinnit. As the bike started to hook around I grabbed the clutch and rolled to a stop.
After that we put the stock stroke back in it and I ran in Premier 500 the rest of the time. It wasn't as fast as some , but generally reliable.
And I take it giving up smoking the dreaded fags helped fund the fun? Well done old chap! A great trade.
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:41 AM   #9
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I've had good luck with Novus products: http://www.amazon.com/Novus-Plastic-.../dp/B000J41VDM
+1; I've only used Novus 1 on the way-too-easy to scratch OEM FZ1 screen so far, and it works great….thanks for the amazon link…don't know why I never thought to look there.
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