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#6298097 - 08/09/18 06:06 PM Side by side windshield?
yoteguts Offline
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Registered: 07/29/08
Posts: 4055
Loc: central Illinois
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.


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#6298161 - 08/09/18 07:19 PM Re: Side by side windshield? [Re: yoteguts]
swampstomper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 193
Loc: Cantonment, Fl.
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.

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#6298194 - 08/09/18 07:37 PM Re: Side by side windshield? [Re: yoteguts]
Trapper Dahlgren Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/15/16
Posts: 2103
Loc: Michigan
go with glass you wont be sorry

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#6298200 - 08/09/18 07:42 PM Re: Side by side windshield? [Re: yoteguts]
Willy Firewood Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/31/17
Posts: 560
Loc: Ohio
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.

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#6298280 - 08/09/18 09:09 PM Re: Side by side windshield? [Re: yoteguts]
Yes sir Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/25/17
Posts: 1006
Loc: Marion Kansas
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.

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#6298343 - 08/09/18 10:25 PM Re: Side by side windshield? [Re: yoteguts]
Ruger 61 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/10
Posts: 41
Loc: texas
Get the glass you won't regret it.

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#6298408 - 08/10/18 04:38 AM Re: Side by side windshield? [Re: yoteguts]
trapdye Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 537
Loc: Adirondacks, N.Y.
My 04 Ranger has poly rear & glass front , poly has scratches. Go with glass
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#6298413 - 08/10/18 04:50 AM Re: Side by side windshield? [Re: yoteguts]
bulldozerjoe Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/10
Posts: 813
Loc: west ny
Glass
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#6298505 - 08/10/18 08:03 AM Re: Side by side windshield? [Re: bulldozerjoe]
paloduro Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/10/08
Posts: 227
Loc: Texas
Spend the extra for glass

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#6298529 - 08/10/18 08:33 AM Re: Side by side windshield? [Re: yoteguts]
Michael Morris Offline
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Registered: 01/04/12
Posts: 4301
Loc: Cole County MO
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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#6298579 - 08/10/18 10:15 AM Re: Side by side windshield? [Re: yoteguts]
Spek Jones Offline
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Registered: 01/10/09
Posts: 975
Loc: Homer, Alaska
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.

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#6298580 - 08/10/18 10:18 AM Re: Side by side windshield? [Re: yoteguts]
DaYooper14 Offline
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Registered: 03/03/16
Posts: 555
Loc: North Carolina
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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#6298759 - 08/10/18 04:52 PM Re: Side by side windshield? [Re: yoteguts]
yoteguts Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/29/08
Posts: 4055
Loc: central Illinois
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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#6298773 - 08/10/18 05:08 PM Re: Side by side windshield? [Re: yoteguts]
yoteguts Offline
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Registered: 07/29/08
Posts: 4055
Loc: central Illinois
Found one from bad dawg for 499.00. Much better. Thanks for the info guys.
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#6298829 - 08/10/18 06:44 PM Re: Side by side windshield? [Re: yoteguts]
Farm Manager Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/18/13
Posts: 136
Loc: Nashville, TN
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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