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Author Topic: New windshield & new art work  (Read 121 times)

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tgoelz

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New windshield & new art work
« on: July 07, 2017, 06:41:34 AM »

Earlier this spring I noticed my old "Rifle" windshield started showing signs of age (11 years) with stress cracks just above the cross mounting bar.  So, I ordered a new "Rifle" windshield but before I would install it, I figured that I should paint the center panel.  So I would not have to try and get my hand behind that panel and clean it.  Well, it took a bit of trial and error before I found a method applying paint on the shield.  The new acrylic paints really don't stick to plexiglass as well as lacquer paint used to.  In the end I did get it done ...  hopefully the attached photos open and they're view-able.   Personally, I think I did a fair job.
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Re: New windshield & new art work
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2017, 13:03:29 PM »

very unique and something to draw a crowd
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Re: New windshield & new art work
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2017, 23:30:01 PM »

Another personalized touch!   So what method did you use??
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Re: New windshield & new art work
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2017, 07:29:36 AM »

Paint pen for the outline, acrylic glass paints, applied by paint brush, for the everything else.  Then painted the back side with 4 clear coats to protect from the windshield bag rubbing thru ... also added a piece of plexiglass behind the painting for the same reason.  An evening to paint and 3 days to dry.
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Re: New windshield & new art work
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 14:52:30 PM »

 You might want to travel to the homes of other Drifter owners and paint their windscreens for them at a nominal fee......in your spare time of course.....
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Re: New windshield & new art work
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2017, 15:52:29 PM »

I dig it! That bullet windshield looks really good.
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