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Side by side windshield? #6298097
08/09/18 11:06 PM
08/09/18 11:06 PM
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central Illinois
yoteguts Offline OP
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How durable is the hard poly coat windshields? Scratch bad? Looking at a seizmik vented or folding windshield. Do they fog up bad in the winter?
Thanks.

Last edited by yoteguts; 08/09/18 11:06 PM.



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Re: Side by side windshield? [Re: yoteguts] #6298161
08/10/18 12:19 AM
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I have a fold up on my mule and it does fog up some time. But the biggest problem is that it iced up if I left it outside in freezing temperatures. And it ain't got no defroster.Also driving in hard rain you can't see out of it.but it is nice in cold weather.those small propane gas heaters will help keep you warm and help keep the windshield from fogging up.

Re: Side by side windshield? [Re: yoteguts] #6298194
08/10/18 12:37 AM
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go with glass you wont be sorry

Re: Side by side windshield? [Re: yoteguts] #6298200
08/10/18 12:42 AM
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I have an old Mule with the polycarbonate windshield. It is all tiny scratches and with sun at an angle there is no seeing thru it. Go with glass or no windshield. I would like to replace this with glass.

Re: Side by side windshield? [Re: yoteguts] #6298280
08/10/18 02:09 AM
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Marion Kansas
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I have a poly. It's workable if u don't want to spend too much money for a windshield. I use rain X on mine to help see when it's raining and to keep it from fogging up.

Re: Side by side windshield? [Re: yoteguts] #6298343
08/10/18 03:25 AM
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texas
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Get the glass you won't regret it.

Re: Side by side windshield? [Re: yoteguts] #6298408
08/10/18 09:38 AM
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My 04 Ranger has poly rear & glass front , poly has scratches. Go with glass


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Re: Side by side windshield? [Re: yoteguts] #6298413
08/10/18 09:50 AM
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Glass


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Re: Side by side windshield? [Re: bulldozerjoe] #6298505
08/10/18 01:03 PM
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Spend the extra for glass

Re: Side by side windshield? [Re: yoteguts] #6298529
08/10/18 01:33 PM
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My pos ranger 800 has a fold up poly windshield, it's about one of the only good qualities my ranger has. I really like being abel to flip it up on hot days and closes it on cold or rainy days.


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Re: Side by side windshield? [Re: yoteguts] #6298579
08/10/18 03:15 PM
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The polycarbonate windshields are tough. Everybody around here use's them, I only know of one here that has a glass windshield and I know it has been broken at least once. If you are running in brushy country, or if you turn your S X S over you will likely bust out a glass windshield.
Some of us have windshield wipers, don't use them if you have mud or grit on the windshield or they will scratch the poly, but as long as the poly is clean there is no problem and the wipers are well worth having in snow or rain. If your windshield gets muddy don't wipe the mud off with a rag or paper towel, rinse it off with water. You'll still end up with some small scratches in it over time, but that is not an issue to me.
As far as fogging up, the poly is about the same as glass.
I'd say it depends on how hard you are running them. If you are in rough terrain go with poly, if you're more of a flat lander go with glass.

Re: Side by side windshield? [Re: yoteguts] #6298580
08/10/18 03:18 PM
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If you do a lot of traveling with it on a trailer from point a to point b I would say go with poly. if not, go with glass.


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Re: Side by side windshield? [Re: yoteguts] #6298759
08/10/18 09:52 PM
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Flat land here. The only glass windshield Iíve found so far is at the dealer and they want 1000.00 for it. My machine is a 2018 Polaris 570 midsize. Any ideas were a guy could find an after market glass windshield?




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Re: Side by side windshield? [Re: yoteguts] #6298773
08/10/18 10:08 PM
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Found one from bad dawg for 499.00. Much better. Thanks for the info guys.




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Re: Side by side windshield? [Re: yoteguts] #6298829
08/10/18 11:44 PM
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Go to a glass compay and have one cut. I had a Lexan windshield cut for my Mule, they radiused the corners and sanded the edges for something like $125. The Lexan has scratched with time but for the money I can get another and still be less than a factory replacement (if I could find one). I will be looking into having a glass cut for it pretty soon. Some of the glass products are extremely tough.

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