View Full Version : 80 S&S Windshield

07-12-2010, 10:28 PM
I just purchased a 1982 stars and strips. The boat has been sitting for ten years.....outside. I have gathered much needed info from this site over the past week. After reading just about everything i dicided to sign on. One of the obvious and many flaws is the windshield. It has cracks inside the plexiglass. What are my options? thanks

07-12-2010, 10:41 PM
cracks inside? do they look like scratches? Your options all depend on how much $$ you want to throw at the boat. its going to be ALOT for a new windsheild

07-12-2010, 11:18 PM
yes they look like small scratches but are inside of pglass

07-13-2010, 06:52 AM
I think some on this board said they used some kind of 3M or meguires plastic polish and it took out most of the scratches and cracks. Not sure what thread though, but I have the same problem. Check out my thread adn americanskierjim for restorations on the 80's S&S.

07-13-2010, 09:17 AM
Payne, is the windshield glass or plexi glass? My '85 was glass and when it got hit by a rock shattered. I got it replaced with a thick piece of plexiglass and wasn't too bad. Can't remeber the exact price becuase it was a few yeras ago, but I know I was on a tight budget and had it done. Good luck on getting it corrected and Welcome to TT!

07-13-2010, 03:55 PM
I have pic of this mess I bought but not sure how to post them. I also found out today it is a 82 not a 80 the window is curved plexglass

07-13-2010, 04:20 PM
trying to post pic but not sure what is wrong

07-13-2010, 04:25 PM
Yes here are more. ten years sitting no cover

07-13-2010, 04:27 PM
Thats going to take some work.

07-13-2010, 04:36 PM
That is one ambitious project! Have fun, you should start a resto thread too. Sorry, no help to your window issue.

07-13-2010, 04:49 PM

I dont think the Windsheild is your biggest problem.....

Bring that baby back to life... Looks like a Challenge but it CAN be done!!

07-13-2010, 06:47 PM
on joes advise i will start restro thread when i get a chance