Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Glendale, Arizona, USA
Model: 1987 GL1200 Interstate 290,000 miles
I am going to try to fix the OEM windscreen from the '85. It's in pretty bad shape but this is a test, this is only a test...
Years ago, I buffed up my original and used it for some time, more than a year, I think, before I bought a new shield which is still on the bike, but looking very used. That will be picture #1.
Pic #2 is the first tools to be used.
Pic #3 is the work shield after a quick wash.
Pic #4 is after washing a couple times, with Comet, using the scrubber side of the sponge, then again with comet and the sponge side.
Pic #s 5 & 6 are the view through the shield before the Comet and what you are not seeing.
A question: Has anyone tried this, and is sandpaper going too far as a starter course? I can't remember, but I think I sanded that first one and then hand rubbed it with polishing compound, then wax. It was no where near as bad as this one from the '85.
Why ain't we ridin'?