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Anyone else had the thumbscrew caps fall off?
I'm talking about the thumbscrews that are used to attach the windshield to the brackets.

I stopped yesterday for fuel and was cleaning the bugs off the shield when one popped off. I discovered that the black part is just a cover (or cap) on the allen-head bolt. Tried pressing it back on... no luck.

Anyway, I like the look better without the caps, but the bolts are not black. May have to look at Ace or Copper State Bolt & Nut.


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Anyone else had the thumbscrew caps fall off?
I'm talking about the thumbscrews that are used to attach the windshield to the brackets.

I stopped yesterday for fuel and was cleaning the bugs off the shield when one popped off. I discovered that the black part is just a cover (or cap) on the allen-head bolt. Tried pressing it back on... no luck.

Anyway, I like the look better without the caps, but the bolts are not black. May have to look at Ace or Copper State Bolt & Nut.
Or a black Sharpie...my favorite touch-up for bolts...

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....or black fingernail polish

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....or black fingernail polish
Yeah but I hate wastin' my black fingernail polish on silly old bolts..just sayin'



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Yeah but I hate wastin' my black fingernail polish on silly old bolts..just sayin'
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Lowes and Home Depot also sell appliance touch up paint pens in black that are very handy- a dark black enamel specifically designed for metal. Good stuff.
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Once I have the position set where I want to keep the shield at, I was planning on changing the bolts any how. I perfer a bolt you just can't walk up to and twist out with your fingers.

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Once I have the position set where I want to keep the shield at, I was planning on changing the bolts any how. I perfer a bolt you just can't walk up to and twist out with your fingers.
Sounds like you could develop a new product from Brukus: MadstadSecure

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Sounds like you could develop a new product from Brukus: MadstadSecure
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Anyone else had the thumbscrew caps fall off?
I'm talking about the thumbscrews that are used to attach the windshield to the brackets.

I stopped yesterday for fuel and was cleaning the bugs off the shield when one popped off. I discovered that the black part is just a cover (or cap) on the allen-head bolt. Tried pressing it back on... no luck.

Anyway, I like the look better without the caps, but the bolts are not black. May have to look at Ace or Copper State Bolt & Nut.
Just seeing this thread. We will gladly replace your caps for free.


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