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QLD 6th gen VFR800 windscreen

Discussion in 'Wanted' at netrider.net.au started by Vertigo1, Apr 4, 2014.

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  1. Hi all.
    Im wondering if any one would like to lend me a 6th gen (vtec) vfr800 windscreen so I can pass a roadworthy. Current screen has slight hazing and wont pass. Would only need it for a day.
    Im in caboolture.
    Cheers


     
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  2. VFR's don't have windscreens. They just have an aerodynamic device at the top of the bike that happens to be clear in stock form. Honda calls it a windscreen but it doesn't mean it is one! ;)

    Otherwise, polishing it with a cutting polish (yes, the stuff used on paint) might work. To get rid of grind marks out of an indicator lens (acrylic - might be the same stuff as the windscreen) I filed away the gouge marks, then sanded with 320 grit wet&dry, then 800 w&d, 1200 w&d, 2000 w&d, then polished with a light cutting compound. Nice and clear and shiny now. The cutting compound works directly on faded black ABS, so maybe it will work on the windscreen too. :)
     
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  3. I think they're being a bit harsh. I've passed bikes with tinted and iridium screens before....... Tinted visors are allowed.......... Paint it and tell them to stick it
     
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  4. Here are some before and after photos of a plastic mirror I gave a one-minute polish today as a proof of concept for what I was saying above. I only used cutting compound, so it would have been better if I had hit the scratches with 1200 w&d then 2000 w&d before using the polish.

    Before:
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1396671022.688421.

    After one minute of polishing:
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1396671061.986733.


    Also, some scuffs on my 5th gen's screen (polycarbonate):
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1396671125.944519.

    After polishing for about a minute:
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1396671152.349473.


    If you're lucky, the hazing might just be a thin oxidised layer on the surface. In which case, the cutting compound should do the trick, unless the layer is too thick. One correction from what I said last night: I used a medium cut compound (not light cut) called Meguiar's Mirror Glaze Professional Fine-Cut Cleaner.

    Good luck!
     
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