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Re: Cut down windscreen
« Reply #30 on: July 07, 2011, 07:14:33 pm »
This is my '86 with the lip removed from the stock screen. I used a jigsaw with hacksaw blade, fine file, and sharp knife for removing sharp corners & burrs. I have 25mm (1") risers.

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Re: Cut down windscreen
« Reply #31 on: July 07, 2011, 08:12:18 pm »
I never get tired of seeing pics of that white bike. Looking good.
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Re: Cut down windscreen
« Reply #32 on: July 07, 2011, 09:29:08 pm »
Hey snarf check this out, I never thought of this http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=328838 or google  windscreen tint with Rite dye..  That is an option too. From what I have read alot of folks get splochy results from the VHT, .....but that might be do the there inabilaty to use a  spray can.  ;)
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Re: Cut down windscreen
« Reply #33 on: July 07, 2011, 10:11:33 pm »
My 06 with a cut down rifle. It went from 24" to 15". Good summer shield.

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Re: Cut down windscreen
« Reply #34 on: July 08, 2011, 06:53:48 am »
Now there is an interesting idea. Im going to contact them tomorrow and find out how/if it works on polycarbonates.
Thanks for the link

I've used this stuff (VHT paint) in the past with good results.  The trick is, if you want to call it a trick, is to paint the inside only.  Then be careful with it.  Never paint the outside, sand and road debris will scuff it up pretty quick.  Use a nice new 600 grit paper to frost the inside (no going back after this).  Old paper may give you an inconsistant pattern (scratches).  Clean it good with Windex (no residue).  Mask off and spray.  A nice effect is achieved if you apply more coats to the bottom end vs. the top to get a gradient look.  Clearer at the top, opaque at the bottom.  Take your time.  If you're really good with the spray can, you can add a little black all the way at the bottom to make it actually black.  I haven't done this to my current bike, but am getting ready to do it to a shield I got from Jet to be used on my dad's bike I'm restoring.  Mine's got a Cee Bailey's 22.5" and I just can't seem to want to change it.  Dad's bike has a full-sized smoked shield I can trade between the bikes when I want to.

P.S. - Our local Advance and AutoZone carries this stuff.  I saw matte black engine paint too.
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Re: Cut down windscreen
« Reply #35 on: July 08, 2011, 09:53:24 am »
Thanks RF.
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Re: Cut down windscreen
« Reply #36 on: July 08, 2011, 12:10:54 pm »
Thanks RF, I just pulled my windscreen and followed your instructions. I went for the sam shade thru out.  I also laid the windscreen on a newspaper to gauge how even  it is going on.  That seemed to work for me.  Right now it's drying and I'll post pics later.

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Re: Cut down windscreen
« Reply #37 on: July 08, 2011, 12:57:15 pm »
Good idea about the paper.  I always hung mine by tape on the front side and painted it outdoors so I could see thru it.  It dries a little more opaque than it first appears.  I've painted a few rear pick-up and car windows with this stuff too.  It comes out nice but you have to be careful when cleaning them.

I read the link about tinting it with dye.  I never tried that.  I used to dye the nylon RC car parts by boiling them in whatever color dye you needed.  Pretty fine line with the temp when it's your windshield.  Maybe use a BBQ grill and a large pan (which I don't have).
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Re: Cut down windscreen
« Reply #38 on: July 08, 2011, 01:42:35 pm »
Well gang, he is my end result.  I do like it, kinda has a smokey effect up close. And as you all can see I chopped the peak off too.  I think it looks tons better.



and one more, and yes I had to drill out one of those dang screws.  >:(



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Re: Cut down windscreen
« Reply #39 on: July 08, 2011, 01:58:31 pm »
Looks great!
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Re: Cut down windscreen
« Reply #40 on: July 08, 2011, 02:32:04 pm »
Damn you sas, now I have no choice but to be a sheep and follow you.  :banghead: :banghead:
Your an evil man.
Looks damn good though, nice job
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Re: Cut down windscreen
« Reply #41 on: July 08, 2011, 03:29:19 pm »
Damn you sas, now I have no choice but to be a sheep and follow you.  :banghead: :banghead:
Your an evil man.
Looks damn good though, nice job

LOL thanks. OBTW this is about 10-15 very light coats.

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Re: Cut down windscreen
« Reply #42 on: July 08, 2011, 03:43:37 pm »
Looks good,  better without the "peak".
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Re: Cut down windscreen
« Reply #43 on: July 08, 2011, 05:35:15 pm »
I never get tired of seeing pics of that white bike. Looking good.

I never get tired of seeing that avatar... ;D.
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Re: Cut down windscreen
« Reply #44 on: July 09, 2011, 08:58:22 am »
That really looks good!!!!   :thumbs:

To that are considering cutting a shield.
After cutting,,,  for the final edge preparation,
Use a block of wood wrapped in sandpaper to shape and to get the final finish on the edge.
Start with a rough sandpaper to shape the edge and finish with a fine grit...

Easy to do.


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