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Discussion in 'Odes Nation' started by Lcg2424, Nov 21, 2019.

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  1. Lcg2424

    Lcg2424 Larry SXS Nation Rookie

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    I just bought a2015 odes dom. The man said he had never used the windshield put up in his shop I went to put it on looks like a spider weab inside it can’t see are they all like that after a while??
     

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    airshot Ken SXS Nation Expert

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    My guess he tried cleaning it with the wrong product and caused the plastic to craze. Not uncommon on plastis windshields. Need to watch what cleaners are used!
     
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    Oldguy Randy SXS Nation Regular

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    Made the same mistake on my 17. Wrong cleaner. there are several places onlie that sell replacements
     
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    jweese1 Jack SXS Nation Regular

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    Mine did the same thing. I was told it came from trailering it that you are supposed to remove the windshield when trailering over 45 mph.
     
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    hondatalon1000x4 chris SXS Nation Rookie

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    question; looking into making my talon street legal(dirtlegal.com) and was wondering about which type of windshield to buy; plexi or real glass? Which will hold up over time from scratches? Will glass stand up to taking the bumps from offroad? Any info is appreciated. thanks.
     
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    airshot Ken SXS Nation Expert

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    Glass is better for sure but is very heavy, also needs good mounting to keep it in place while going over rough trails. Also expensive when compared to lighter weight plastic. Plexiglass scratches easily, lexan is tougher and unbreakable but still needs care to keep from scratching. Hardened lexan is much more scratch resistant but also more expensive. Due to heavy duty mounting requirements glass should be most expensive.
    With all that..I bought a piece of std lexan plastic and made my own tilt down windshield, been on my utv for almost 5 yrs and scratches are minor, no visibility issues, but I do clean it properly! Keep it polished with plastic wax to keep stuff from sticking. Cost overall was about half of a commercially made hardened lexan windshield and about 1/3 the cost of glass. So....your call...excess weight with glass but no scratching, but it will shatter on impact. Never use "plexiglass" as it scratches easy and will shatter on impact!
    Lexan or tempered lexan are the choice for most shields due to cost, light weight, and no breaking on impact. With care will last many years as mine has.
     
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    hondatalon1000x4 chris SXS Nation Rookie

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    Ok great. good info to have, thank you for the help. i will look into options. thanks again.
     

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