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I recently purchased sight unseen a used stock sized replacement Slip Streamer windshield. When I unpacked it I noticed it has a bunch of swirl marks. It's not clear like my current windshield.

Does anyone have a good method of cleaning that up?

Thank you!
 

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First try Lemon Pledge, using long vertical swipes. See if that fills them in.

You don't want to use harsh chemicals or abrasive polishes if you can diminish them with a simple wax.
 
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Plexus is made for that purpose.
the Aviation field has made use of it for years.
as Dave said, always wipe vertically, never in circles.
 

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Novus Plastic Polish is your friend when you find that the spray on cleaners products leave you wanting more.

I have successfully used it on my 16 year old Tulsa Windshield. I was going to replace the windshield because my 210 polish was not cleaning it up like I wanted it to. Novus made it look new again.
 

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Funny enough, I've tried Novus several times and never had any luck with it. I have all three levels of polish and the special buffer, but never got the results I wanted with it.
 

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Funny enough, I've tried Plexus several times and never had any luck with it. I have all three levels of polish and the special buffer, but never got the results I wanted with it.
Depending on how bad the scratches are, it can take a lot of effort to polish. What brand of shield were you trying to polish?
 

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As I recall, I tried it on the back window of a convertible Porsche 968 and on several windshields on snowmobiles and motorcycles, and also the instrument panel of a jet ski and my GL 1800. Pretty much useless as far as I could tell, unless it takes hours, and I'm just not that patient.
 

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Thanks for the replies all! I'll give the Pledge a shot first, it's cheap and plentiful. If that doesn't work well enough I'll give Plexus a shot. The windshield was cheap enough to warrant a few bucks trying to fix it.
 

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I need to edit my post - I have never tried Plexus. It is Novus that I've tried several times with no results.
 

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Got to use novas 1 and 2
 

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Used them all, no difference.
 

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Try some headlight cleaner that also clears up the lens. I have been using this and it clears up the windshield on my'04 GL1800 real nice. I don't know if I would use the lemon Pledge. I use the orange Pledge when on the road for the windshield and it clears it up real good. I have heard that the lemon Pledge will cause the swirl in a motorcycle windshield so I don't use it. As far as I know the orange does not have citrus in it. Been using it on 3 Goldwings and it works good.
 

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I'm pretty sure nothing SC Johnson makes has anything remotely natural in it, lemon, orange (which is citrus), or otherwise. :ROFLMAO:
 
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