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YEP, , , I dribble some DAWN liquid dish soap too, seems to work well.

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Like Rayjoe in post #23 I've had same experience, when a stiker put in the shield came off it leaved an area clear.
A couple years later my shield became hard to see thru in front of the sun or at night due to incoming headlights, it was full of swirls; so I decided to take all the hard film of it, I used clear packaging tape (Scotch tape) going a little bit at time, applying it and pulling it off, it really takes that hard film off.
Whit a 4 inch cotton buffering disk fitted in my drill, at low speed and "3M Hand Glaze" I polished that shield that looks almost new.
A friend of mine told me about doing this, I just finished it today. Hope this does some help.
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That looks good Gipsy42, has anyone thought of putting a protective film on after this process, clear or mirrored as this would help protect the lexan?
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That looks good Gipsy42, has anyone thought of putting a protective film on after this process, clear or mirrored as this would help protect the lexan?
Where would one find this "protective film" you speak of?

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Something like this. I'm sure you will have something near you, maybe a glass supplier

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Safety-Se...hMVTWCpmvre7sw
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I have a 88 gl1500 with the original wind screen, the bike now has 100k miles on it, My screen gets so bad that I cannot drive into the setting or rising Sun and at night, the oncoming headlights makes it very dangerous due to all the small surface scratches.


The good news is that I can remedy this problem I do it at least once a week. it involves Pledge furniture polish Once a week or whenever needed I spray the pledge on both sides of my screen and polish in only one direction. IT fills those small scratches. Whatever you do never polish in circular motions and never use Rain X!
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Look into a Madstad windshield.


it is reconfigurable on the fly while you ride.
Love mine.
the website does not show the 1500s,


But, CycleMax has them!!!


https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1...dshield/332249

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I don't think the sanding pad on a drill is the right tool. It will grind the shield, you need something like a DA sander , duel action. I would sand it by hand with wet dry paper and water, then go thru the grits until you can buff it with compound and then polish. I would use foam pads for buffing. To polish a shield right you will spend more money on supplies than it would cost for a new shield plus a lot of hard work.
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