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#1 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted October 24, 2017 - 01:05 PM

Sorry about the snow joke, just kidding. Hehe. Any way, the windows are hazy in the cab and was wondering what I could replace them with and how? I’ve tried a number of different things on them and not really any better. You can see the difference in the two steering wheel pictures. Any ideas.

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Posted October 24, 2017 - 01:25 PM

I wonder if a headlight cleaner would work?


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Posted October 24, 2017 - 01:28 PM

Nice setup. I was thinking of trying the stuff that is sold to make headlight lenses clear again. I had seen a comercial for one that was just wipe it on  and it clears the plastic.  I'm not even close to putting a cab on my tractors. I have 5 cabs but never seem to get around to putting them on. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 24, 2017 - 02:43 PM

We don't need no stinkin' cab..........

 

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That said....I never had much luck trying to clean my convertible car tops....That plastic is softer than the headlight plastic. What about replacing it with plexiglass or Lexan?


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Posted October 24, 2017 - 02:56 PM

I have used headlight restore to clear the whiting on a aged plexiglass boat windshield. Would likely work on your cab. I use a brand from C tire, it was only $8.  and being a fine polish has had various other uses around the shop. 

Replacing with Lexan is very costly unless you can source it from US where you can purchase it much cheaper. In Canada i paid $200 for a 5'x2' piece of Lexan to make boat windshield...yes the plexiglass windshield  I polished got taken out when a big honking wave crashed over bow smashing the windshield and swamping the boat.

Lexan is softer than plexiglass and scratches easier but will not break! 1/8" thick would be suitable for your cab.


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Posted October 24, 2017 - 03:46 PM

Nice setup. I was thinking of trying the stuff that is sold to make headlight lenses clear again. I had seen a comercial for one that was just wipe it on  and it clears the plastic.  I'm not even close to putting a cab on my tractors. I have 5 cabs but never seem to get around to putting them on. Good Luck, Rick

Wally World carries a Turtle wax brand that has both the wipe on and the polish. I used the wipe on stuff on the Dodge headlights and it helped a bunch!


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Posted October 24, 2017 - 03:53 PM

That fog is scratches!  Products need to fill in the scratches and leave a layer over it to stay clear. Don't know what that would be. I'm backing the ......"You don't need no stinkin' Cab!"  line myself. Man Up! :smilewink:


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Posted October 24, 2017 - 04:11 PM

Check with  Keith aka  skyryder2 . He used a plastic on his that he said was readily available in the stores. He posted about that last season somewhere on here.


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Posted October 24, 2017 - 04:12 PM

Terrace Bay On at noon today, it's coming! I mounted my snowblower on tractor last week

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Posted October 24, 2017 - 04:53 PM

That fog is scratches!  Products need to fill in the scratches and leave a layer over it to stay clear. Don't know what that would be. I'm backing the ......"You don't need no stinkin' Cab!"  line myself. Man Up! :smilewink:

May not need the cab but I've gotten old enough to appreciate being more comfortable. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 24, 2017 - 04:54 PM

Terrace Bay On at noon today, it's coming! I mounted my snowblower on tractor last week

I love it!


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Posted October 24, 2017 - 05:12 PM

Pyran05, are you nuts.


And glgrumpy, your just mad because ya don’t have a cab. Hehe

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Posted October 24, 2017 - 06:44 PM

I have a cab with 2 broken windows and the other two are very clouded​.  A "Cobbler" said she could sew the heavy vinyl in if I would source it and cut it.  Heavy clear vinyl is available at a lot of stores like hardware, lumber yards, etc.  Haven't got it done as yet but will one of these days before winter.  Will have the cab for sale then.   Most of the time it gets scratched up from improper storage and/or wiping with a dry cloth, like the back of your hand with chore gloves on.


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Posted October 25, 2017 - 05:51 PM

Pyran05, are you nuts.


And glgrumpy, your just mad because ya don’t have a cab. Hehe

Noel

Nope I own a snowmobile!  And I get to roll coal with the snowthower!


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Posted October 25, 2017 - 07:15 PM

A heat gun, judiciously applied, will clear a lot of that. Also the two part system Jeep guys use, works very well, can’t remember the brand.
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