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I had the weather and opportunity to get Chickenmans Goldwing out for some exercise this afternoon and LOVE IT!!!
When I first laid eyes on it, it was Nasty, Cold & Wet...
He pointed out that the windshield was "discolored" with a residue, I took my thumbnail and scraped some of it off and could see through that small area fairly well as it cleared some...
Mickey and I both have tried chemical cleaner on it to NO AVAIL...
But I can still scrape it off with my thumbnail...
I do not wanna hAFTA scrape the entire windshield 1/50 of an inch at a time, so I`m asking =>
Have any of our membership dealt with this "fog on the windshield?" And what did you do to remove it???

As I scrape this stuff "flakes off" in very small pieces...
Is the only way I can describe it ;)
 

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No Harry no tint...

I had thought if sanding it jk, but ain`t got nothing fine enough here to do it...

Where I`ve scraped this mess, I have clear lexan and can see through it...
As you probably know, the lexan appears clear when wet...
But reveals the "foggy stuff" when it dries...

I`ve not tried petroleum based stuff as yet...
BUT may do so next...

I even tried the bug spray with DEET, as the wife suggested... She read somewhere that it`ll clear up "fogged" headlights...


I`ve been through everything in the automotive cleaning cabinet, except tire wet":D
 

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Try gorilla tape. Lay it down tight to the surface and remove the coating with the tape. Haven't tried it myself, but I hear it works. Don't use something with DEET on plastic, it will eat it. Hell, that stuff takes off paint.
 

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?? Found this?

 

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Just to add to what smilie said, don't use 'any' solvent on Lexan either. It will make a worse mess. Petroleum based stuff is also bad as is windex. There is a cleaning system I could recommend (Novus) but it is a bit pricy. Here's a video ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzxw93SNhQ4
 

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Novus has a three step plastic polish system that works wonders on acrylic.
 

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brasso metal polish, Car polish, tooth paste are some that I have seen used
 

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going to need to be polished. and most glass cleaners and chemicals are a "no-no" on lexan/ motorcycle windshields.
 

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brasso metal polish, Car polish, tooth paste are some that I have seen used
On Lexan? Coated or uncoated?.. I Tell ya.. Windshields are bear to refinish.. Each manufacturer uses different coatings, then there's the inherent issues with the materials.. All of which will react to different things..

I had nothing to lose one-time, so tried refinishing Lexan once and totally poochified the thing.. It was half poochified as it was.. still.. Completely poochified it. :sad:

I just use distilled water and a microfiber cloth every-time I take my bike out.. I wouldn't dare use anything else on the windshield.. My last experience has made me half-paranoid about messing with it as-it-is.

I have seen some Youtube clips on Lexan refinishing - but - I followed those instructions and .. No.

That link to windshield polish.. I don't even know if that will react.. You never can tell with coated plastics..

Do you think it is the coating which is perhaps flaking off?
 

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Mark, it very well appears there is a "coating that is flaking off" as you say...
Something started to work, from the looks of it...
When I first saw it it this mess was undisturbed, but when I got the Bike yesterday, it had streaks from Mickey wiping on it...
SO apparently something he tried had loosened it somewhat...
Now to the good part!
Having only been of one Goldwing, and not thrilled with it, I got this one out for some time in the saddle to notice things...
I could become addicted!!!
I know of one 96 model for $5000, IF I could come up with it, I might be tempted...

I`d get into trouble with the power of this 1800!!!

I gotta call Mickey to see what he used that loosen the "film" (as it appears) from its solid state...
Thanks guys,
Dennis
 

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Yup! Goldwings are nice bikes.. I nearly got one.. The biggest gripe with them tends to be lack of character and a feeling of removal from the ride.. But.. Anything you could want in a bike - it'll usually have a button for it ;)

Best of luck with the project, Dennis.. Wish I could be of more help, but not had much luck with this type of thing myself... and I Really TRIED :)
 

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I put 40+ miles on it yesterday, I just returned it :(
What I did with trying stuff cleared it a bit, but just now, as the sun was at the right angle, I saw that the windshield is dry rotting (?) from the looks of it...
You know, the sun deteriorated it, much like them headlights n these newer cars gets that cloudy look to them?

He has scratched this windshield badly in his attempts to get it cleared up...
I`m sure he has already decided to buy one, most likely :D

I can`t wait until the weekend, I`ll go get it again in a day or two :D:D

Enjoy the ride,
Dennis
 
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