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shocko
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scratches

Postby shocko » Sat May 19, 2012 1:59 pm



Does anyone know how to remove fine scratches ( the type that blind you at night) from the windscreen
thanks :?:



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virgilmobile
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Re: scratches

Postby virgilmobile » Sat May 19, 2012 6:10 pm

Before you go into sanding polishing and a bunch of money and labor,try one thing many of us use.
Just plane old PLEDGE spray.
It worked so well for my original 83 screen,I bought a can to keep on my 88.
Just spray and polish both sides and ride.

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Re: scratches

Postby WingAdmin » Sat May 19, 2012 7:27 pm

Yup, Pledge does quite well. If that doesn't do it, Meguiars sells a kit for restoring fogged over plastic headlight housings that works pretty well - it's a gentle abrasive suspended in a gel, that helps polish out the scratches. I tried it on an old windshield that I was going to scrap anyway, and it did such a good job at clearing up the scratches that I ended up selling the windshield instead.

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Re: scratches

Postby vtxcandyred » Sun May 20, 2012 7:25 am

The above mentioned works quite well and if you have something any worse than mentioned above plastx polish works well too. But Pledge is for sure the first try.




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