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Mar 17th 2018, 09:57 AM   #1
 
  Feb 2018
  rochester, wa.

  the all mighty C14 -zx's fat sister
windshield scratch

After the last couple of helmet drops off the rear footpeg and landing on the shield it was either time for a new one or try to remove some scratches right in front. So I took some wore out 2000 grit (now probably closer to 3000) and wet sanded over the scratched area. Then I used some scratch remover for plastics on a buffer pad w/ my cordless screw driver. Using that tool I could keep the speed down so as not to burn the surfaces.. Went over that a couple times. Then I used some polishing compound (3 M polishing glaze) and went over it a couple more times. Now I can see much better and will get another season out of it. After that success I looked at the windshield on the C14 and figured since I was there, why not. Same procedures and made that windshield look way better. At 34K there were quite a few surface scratches and some deeper. I wouldn't recommend wet sanding ifn' the scratches are superficial and light though. Definitely worth doing even if ya don't look through it..KJ
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Mar 17th 2018, 10:09 AM   #2
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  Sep 2017
  milwaukie oregon

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After the last couple of helmet drops off the rear footpeg and landing on the shield it was either time for a new one or try to remove some scratches right in front. So I took some wore out 2000 grit (now probably closer to 3000) and wet sanded over the scratched area. Then I used some scratch remover for plastics on a buffer pad w/ my cordless screw driver. Using that tool I could keep the speed down so as not to burn the surfaces.. Went over that a couple times. Then I used some polishing compound (3 M polishing glaze) and went over it a couple more times. Now I can see much better and will get another season out of it. After that success I looked at the windshield on the C14 and figured since I was there, why not. Same procedures and made that windshield look way better. At 34K there were quite a few surface scratches and some deeper. I wouldn't recommend wet sanding ifn' the scratches are superficial and light though. Definitely worth doing even if ya don't look through it..KJ

At 60-100 for a new face Shield is s worth trying to save but im always
Blown away How clear a new Shield Is and some Times Its just worth replacing
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