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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-25-2014, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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I wonder why these aftermarket windshield makers don't make a pattern of the braces and/or brackets to put on their windshield to block out the unsightly braces and brackets...so that it looks like the OEM windshield.

Or better yet..how about a plastic/rubberized "gasket" that is the same shape as the brackets with a little overlap that could be used over and over.

Just a thought. I wonder if anyone on here has gone to a window tinter to see if they reproduce the effect of the OEM windshield?

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Arkiebiker, you gave me a great idea. Go to michaels and get a sheet of the black closed cell foam for crafts and cut your own gasket. It will cost like 68 cents.

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I brought my windshield brackets to a decal specialist, he put them on a copy machine, took the copy and loaded it into his computer, enlarged it 1/4" all around and then printed out black decals. Not as good as OEM, but a 1000xs better than seeing inside of bracket


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Good ideas...I hope to find something out this week after visiting a couple of window tinting places and some vinyl graphic places.

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I wonder about masking and painting the inside of the shield! It would be simple, but not as good as the factory decal. Anyone try this?

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I wonder about masking and painting the inside of the shield! It would be simple, but not as good as the factory decal. Anyone try this?
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I just sprayed mine with Plexi-Dip. It's a rubberized spray paint that can be removed if you change your mind. Check it out on youtube. I tested it on another shield & it works great.
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I just sprayed mine with Plexi-Dip. It's a rubberized spray paint that can be removed if you change your mind. Check it out on youtube. I tested it on another shield & it works great.
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This is what it look like when you peel it off. Nothing left behind.
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This is what it look like when you peel it off. Nothing left behind.
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You have to spray at least 5 or 6 coats so it will peel off easier.

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YAY!!!

I went to my local sign store and they photocopied the decal and then printed me one out...and mounted it.

I think it turned out EXTREMELY well!!!!
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