1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Info Windscreen Cleaning

Discussion in 'Tech Tips' started by kiffsta, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. kiffsta

    kiffsta Administrator Staff Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

    Messages:
    7,326
    Likes Received:
    5,382
    Trophy Points:
    943
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2010
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Brisbane
    Home Page:
    My Bike:
    89 GSXR250, 90 CBR250RR Track Bike, 2003 ZXR250 , 2011 Daytona 675
    My ZXR250 windscreen is a genuine factory one, but has gone yellow de to poor storage and age.

    One of my customers offered to clean it up for me and he used a cutting compound from Farecla , the difference is night and day. The tube cost him $35 from an automotive paint shop, he used it to brighten up some headlights on a car and though my screen would benefit from a clean up.

    IMG_4011.JPG

    https://www.farecla.com/products/g3-premium-abrasive-compound/

    Before
    IMG_4010.JPG

    After

    IMG_4012.JPG
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Winner Winner x 2
    • Informative Informative x 1
  2. Frankster

    Frankster See the World before you leave it Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew

    Messages:
    1,416
    Likes Received:
    835
    Trophy Points:
    573
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2013
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Melbourne
    My Bike:
    Spada & VT250F
    Did he just apply it once and wipe it off, or was there a "trick" to getting your screen that clean? Amazing result.

    Ignore that. I just watched the video.
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2018
  3. my67xr

    my67xr Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

    Messages:
    2,515
    Likes Received:
    1,537
    Trophy Points:
    798
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2016
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Panel Beater, Spray Painter, Custom Fabricator
    Location:
    Adelaide
    My Bike:
    Yamaha's, FZR250 3LN3 1990, XT250TS 57R 1986, IT200L 43G 1984
    Yeah it is good stuff, great stuff for plastic headlight lenses, indicator's and brake light's, come's up good with a buff., but the windscreen's are hard to hold while you're buffing it
    I like their Liquid Wax Polish

    If you can, get some UV plastic sealer onto it now so it doesn't fade quickly


    20180312_123747.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 2
  4. kiffsta

    kiffsta Administrator Staff Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

    Messages:
    7,326
    Likes Received:
    5,382
    Trophy Points:
    943
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2010
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Brisbane
    Home Page:
    My Bike:
    89 GSXR250, 90 CBR250RR Track Bike, 2003 ZXR250 , 2011 Daytona 675
    @Frankster , he used a foam pad on a buffee for the first run then used a rag for the final polish
     
    • Like Like x 2
  5. minimac

    minimac Member Premium Member Contributing Member

    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    13
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2017
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    retired nuclear nomad
    Location:
    Oswego, Ny
    Whatta difference.
     
  6. ruckusman

    ruckusman Well-Known Member Premium Member Dirty Wheel Club

    Messages:
    1,450
    Likes Received:
    728
    Trophy Points:
    518
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2013
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Narrabeen, NSW Australia
    My Bike:
    Yamaha FZR250 3LN1
    That's a job well done as the knack is to avoid overheating the plastic as it induces crazing in the plastic
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1

Share This Page