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Old 11-24-2012, 06:49 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by viz View Post
Sorry, been away...

I think painting the inside looks the best, however due to the damage done to the outside when the previous bike went down the road (not mine, the one the screen belonged to) I am going to need to do some sanding which will wreck the appearance of the screen. So sand, fill and paint the outside with semi-gloss - it should work a treat

FYI - have been on a coupla short city rides, tomorrow an extended 300 km ride. From what I can see already the smaller screen allows a lot more air in (great for our summers), a lot less buffeting at the lower speeds - we'll see how that works at higher speeds. The chest from the top of my breastbone down is protected - above is in the airflow. Nice and cooooool!

Depending on how bad the nicks and scratches are, you might be able to buff it out with a polishing compound. Even so, painting the outside should do just fine. On the bike in my avatar, the yellow number plate is painted partially on the windscreen. I used Krylon brand, and also used their primer. Actually, the whole bike is painted with Krylon spray paint. FWIW, the windscreen should probably have a light scuff on it so that the paint adheres to it. I used Scotch brite pads (general purpose #7447) to give it a light haze and then cleaned with alcohol.

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Old 12-02-2012, 03:46 PM   #17
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If any y'all want to experiment with this without destroying yours, I'm selling a windscreen off an '05 R1200GS over in Flea Market. Linky-dink.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:12 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by steve west View Post
spray painted has lasted 2+ years so far
Steve, that looks awesome! Can you give a bit more info on how you did it, type of paint etc?
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:18 PM   #19
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Old 12-12-2013, 02:23 AM   #20
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Still working on the screen one of those really long term projects. So far: 240 grit paper to iron out the scratches and gouges, 600 grit to polish it smooth (opaques the screen but that is not going to be a problem). Next plastic paint primer, still deciding on what to do with the final coat - gloss, semi or what

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