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Plastic renew on windshield???

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:55 am
by High_Side
So the VFR that I picked up on ebay last fall is suffering from hazy windshield. Has anyone had any luck using plastic renew on plastic windscreens to restore the clarity?

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:45 pm
by flw
I have the same basic queston as I have a few scratches due to my young son trying to help clean it for me. :( He tried.

Re: Plastic renew on windshield???

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:25 am
by Koss
High_Side wrote:So the VFR that I picked up on ebay last fall is suffering from hazy windhield. Has anyone had any luck using plastic renew on plastic windscreens to restore the clarity?
I've never tried it on windscreens... but on other clear plastics like a cars headlight housing... it really does work.

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:49 pm
by logitech104
heat gun?
http://maic.jmu.edu/journal/10.2/r&d/he ... eafitz.htm
but I think that method would cause visual distortion.

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:32 am
by High_Side
Neat trick. It might be the back-up plan, thanks.

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 4:03 pm
by blues2cruise
I use Plast-X by Meguiars. It's good for the visor as well. I am not familiar with the one you mentioned.

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:53 pm
by High_Side
Funny you should mention Plasic-X. I just used it this morning and it works great. This windshield was really far gone, and now it's better than 90%. Great advice Blues :wink:

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:17 pm
by flynrider
Before spending your bucks on a high-tech plastic refinish, have you tried going the cheap and simple route? Lemon Pledge.

My windshield (Plexifairing III) was scratched up pretty thoroughly when a (not so) helpful helper decided that the bugs would come off easier with one of those plastic scrubbers. By the time I noticed, he'd done the entire front of the winshield. It looked bad. As a last resort, before buying a new one, I decided to try some Pledge, since it had worked at hiding scratches on my plane's plexi. It worked great. The windshield that I was about to toss out, looks just fine after a thorough coating of Pledge. I have to reapply every 4-6 weeks, but it beats shelling out bucks for new plastic.

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:40 pm
by High_Side
flynrider wrote:Before spending your bucks on a high-tech plastic refinish, have you tried going the cheap and simple route? Lemon Pledge.
I'm always thinking about taking the cheap route....I just wasn't aware of any! I'll see how long the $6 worth of Plaxtic-X will take me though and post up here if I remember.
Cheers,
High_Side

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:24 pm
by BMK
I don't have a windscreen on my bike, but I can attest that Lemon Pledge works just as well if not better than anything else out there, regardless of price. Been using it on my plane's windsheild for 3 years...and NOTHING is too good for my plane!