Windscreen 1800 Goldwing.


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Larry Hays
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Windscreen 1800 Goldwing.

Postby Larry Hays » Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:57 pm



My windscreen is blurry. Looks like a hazy film. Can it be refinished? If so what do you recommend?
At this point I thought I'd try.



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Re: Windscreen 1800 Goldwing.

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:12 pm

It depends. What kind of windscreen do you have, do you know?

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Re: Windscreen 1800 Goldwing.

Postby Larry Hays » Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:24 pm

It is the original. I purchased the bike from and individual. It is 2006 GW.
It is clear with the vent.

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Re: Windscreen 1800 Goldwing.

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:28 pm

Larry Hays wrote:It is the original. I purchased the bike from and individual. It is 2006 GW.
It is clear with the vent.


If it's an F4 Customs windshield (aftermarket), then there's not much you can do - they have a coating over the windshield.

Any other windshield is straight plexiglas. Any polishing compound that is meant for plexiglas (you can get it at an auto parts store) will polish scratches out fairly well. I had a windshield for a GL1100 that my daughter accidentally "cleaned" with a filthy rag, causing some pretty decent scratches. I replaced the windshield, and was going to scrap the old one, but I figured I'd give the polishing compound a try. With a bit of muscle power it polished out all the scratches and made the windshield better and clearer than it was before it got scratched.

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Re: Windscreen 1800 Goldwing.

Postby Ed Z » Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:17 pm

Likely the same stuff used to clear up headlight lenses would work just fine... For your screen to have turn cloudy is a sign that someone is (or had been) using window cleaner on it...
The only thing to use is either a mild soap and water or a product like Plexus... I use the original Honda spray wax on mine... It too is a 2006 Gl1800 and itis as clear as a new one... Added bonus is the rain water blows right off too... The stuff works great on helmet plastic face shields too...


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Re: Windscreen 1800 Goldwing.

Postby Mh434 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:46 pm

If I were you, before trying any polishes (abrasives), you could do what I did. My '97 OEM GL1500 windscreen was pretty milky, with tiny scratches all over it.

I washed it well, dried it with a chamois, then used Mother's liquid car wax (carnauba) on it. After a couple of coats, the milkiness was gone, and it was clear as glass. As a bonus, rain sheets off well, and bugs almost slide right off. I repeat the windshield wax job every time I wash the bike, and it stays glass-clear.

Depending on the original material of the windshield (some have a hard coating to resist scratches), polishes may not work at all, or may make things worse (I tried every polishing technique I have available on a hard-coated helmet shield, including jeweller's rouge and a buffing wheel...which polishes hard steel to look like chrome...and not one of them had any positive effect).

My thinking is that the wax technique is totally non-injurious, so it makes a great first try...and very likely, a solution.




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