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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-18-2010, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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Scratches on windshield

Has any body here ever got the scratches out of their windshield?
Wondering how and what is the best way of doing so...
I got a windshield for my 07 650 (used) and it has a bunch of pits and fine scratches in it, I have seen the videos on youtube on how to get scratches out of headlights, and one vid on fish tanks, All seem to work for that application, but never seen 1 for windshields, so I am just courious to know if when i sand this thing down and polish it out will it leave blurred lines like bifocal glasses, or should i not worry about that???

Any help will be greatly appreciated..
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-19-2010, 06:36 AM
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Use the headlight polish start in a corner until you are confident in your technique
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I usually just buff mine out before a long ride then rub mud sticks dirty rags and gloves all over it then buff it again before the next ride, its never perfect but its always a Hell of a lot better than it was. I use polishing compound to get the deep wounds then go over it with a cleaner wax, if I get it too nice I don't want to re-scratch it, so I go for good enough. usually looks crappy from the outside but looks great from my seat.
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Thanks for the info guys, I will try that and let you all know what happens.
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They do sell some plastic cleaner at the the auto parts place but like everyone suggested just wax and polish basically and do it in a spot out of view and see how it comes out.
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Well i tried some 3000 grit wet sand paper to get the scratches out, then buffed out with some plastic polish and a buffer wheel on my drill, it seemed to do ok but the clarity is still not there. still better than it was.
I guess i will keep trying and let you all know how it turnes out..
Again thanks for all the input guys..
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Was helping an auto shop out today that I occasionally help at and they were buffing out a plastic headlight that had scratches and fading.

They use a product from NAPA that is a kit for this. It comes with like 5 different grades of sand paper and then a buffing pad with polish.

Made the headlights look new.

They said a guy they know did his motorcycle windshield with it and it turned out great.

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Yea, I seen that when i was at napa, and the guy there said he wished it was not on his shelf cause it didnt work very good, but he did have the 3M version kit there as well and he said that worked pretty good so i picked up 1 of them, but i didnt want to start with the corse stuff so i used the 3000 on the light stuff and seemed to work ok, but after buffing it leaves kind of a blurry uneveness. So i will keep trying and hopfully figure it out.
There is a company out there that does this, but they are based in cali. or florida, or some thing like that, Its a company called See Clear i think, they do plastis fish tankes that are scratched, and bring them back to new. But i am sure they will cost an arm and a leg..
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The one the shop uses is the 3M version as well.

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OOH Ok. they had some other version there as well, but according to them it was worthless..
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