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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-29-2013, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
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My bike fell over and a fairly large piece got broken off the windshield. I've read a few posts people have made about repairing them and in one a guy was talking about using what I think he called an acrylic cement. He said it doesn't just glue the material together but instead it sort of melts it too, forming more of a weld than just two surfaces glued together. Does anyone know more about that, and if just using something like that would be enough or if it would have to be reinforced with something else too?
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I've never repaired a bikes windshield, to important of a safety item.
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But I have seen some shields repaired on others bikes.
One bike had a 10 inch piece broken off in an arc by the top left corner.
Have to say, it was a really good repair, almost couldn't see it.
My guess is it had to be done with cement.
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Another was glued with silicone with glue oozing from the crack. Looked terrible and to make it look worse, it had several metal bars screwed across the crack.
It had the look of Frankenstein stitches. BUT, it might have been the look the hardley owner wanted, it was a rat bike.
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Aquarium tanks that use polycarbonate, glue there corners and claim the joint is stronger than the plastic.
Maybe do a search on that for quality info.

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Meh, either cut it off short or buy another one. Isn't worth the hassle of trying to repair it.

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Meh, either cut it off short or buy another one. Isn't worth the hassle of trying to repair it.
Yeah that, I like to save and fix old parts vs replacing. For a windshield, I think I'd save the glue money and buy an aftermarket or used shield.

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