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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-27-2017, 05:04 AM Thread Starter
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Wanna know the worst feeling in the world? Have you bike get towed?. I guess they didn't like my parking spot, but oh well, she's back home safe and sound. The tow company wrote on my windshield with a paint pen, does anyone know what would be safe to use to remove it without frosting the windscreen?
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I can't think of anything but maybe alcohol that would not affect the finish of the windshield.


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Wanna know the worst feeling in the world? Have you bike get towed?. I guess they didn't like my parking spot, but oh well, she's back home safe and sound. The tow company wrote on my windshield with a paint pen, does anyone know what would be safe to use to remove it without frosting the windscreen?
Try using wd-40 it works on sharpie permanent marker
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Maybe bugslide would work too.

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Wanna know the worst feeling in the world? Have you bike get towed?. I guess they didn't like my parking spot, but oh well, she's back home safe and sound. The tow company wrote on my windshield with a paint pen, does anyone know what would be safe to use to remove it without frosting the windscreen?
Don't use a product containing ammonia. Ammonia on windshields and most elsewhere on our FLTR is bad. At Sam's Club, there is a windshield cleaner in a white and light blue can, with big letters "Contains No Amonia." Sold in packs of four spray cans. I use that to clean my motorcycles nowadays, not soap and water.


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Call the tow company and demand a new windshield! They are not suppose to damage the vehicles they tow. A Paint marker is fine for glass surfaces but why would you use one on plastic or fiberglass, etc.. Ask them if they would ever write on the hood of a car with a paint marker they tow? Betting not and they will say "We would never do that! it would damage the paint" If they don't want to tell them see you in small claims court...
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Call the tow company and demand a new windshield! They are not suppose to damage the vehicles they tow. A Paint marker is fine for glass surfaces but why would you use one on plastic or fiberglass, etc.. Ask them if they would ever write on the hood of a car with a paint marker they tow? Betting not and they will say "We would never do that! it would damage the paint" If they don't want to tell them see you in small claims court...
I totally agree, on glass a paint pen is fine because a razor blade will take it right off.

They should have used a wax pen.

Of course it's going to turn into a total hassle.

Time for a new LRS Stingray windshield for around & $80.00 shipped to your house.

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Time for a new LRS Stingray windshield for around & $80.00 shipped to your house.

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Well WD-40 didn't work?. If alcohol doesn't work, it might be time for a new windshield. I was gonna get one anyway, but not yet dammit. Does anything think acetone would be OK to try if the alcohol doesn't work?
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