Cloudy windshield.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by PAULIBIKER, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. PAULIBIKER

    PAULIBIKER Long timer

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    Re-doing an old bike and the windshield is cloudy. It doesn't look scratched. Anyway to clear it up or should I just paint it black?
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  2. dankoji

    dankoji Adventurer

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    Try Meguires plastix or Mothers plastic polish.
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  3. CRW

    CRW I dont want a pickle

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    you could try a headlight restoration kit.
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  4. CopyCat

    CopyCat I am NOT like the others Supporter

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    Yup. I used one on a little windscreen and it worked GREAT!!!!! I did use a small air polisher though
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  5. Roofchop

    Roofchop Hands up mother stickers, this is a f**k up!

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    Any paint cutting compound will work, and you probably already have some!
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  6. Huladog

    Huladog Been here awhile Supporter

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    Or you could go real cheap and just try some toothpaste. Friend swears by it when he ‘restored’ his Mercedes headlight covers.
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  7. Wentwest

    Wentwest How's that work?

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    If it's sun damaged all the polish in the world won't help, but it won't hurt to try.
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  8. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    If it's possible to replicate and old enough to be heavily yellowed, I'd make another one and avoid wasted labor.
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  9. Wentwest

    Wentwest How's that work?

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    Depends whether you are a crazy compulsive fixer or not. It's very hard to get rid of something if I still have one more idea how to save it. When I finally screw it up completely I trash it without wondering if I was being lazy.
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  10. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    The line between wasted labor and sensibility isn't so fine?:roflI'm a compulsive fixer but not much on polishing old plastic when they sell new plastic.
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