Originally Posted by Sit
I know it is all in the wording, but I think we have shown a poly shield will crack, run, split, break, what ever without modification. Using locktite is not a modification to the shield, it is an environmental factor affecting the integrity of the poly, most likely weakening it, alllowing any stress the screen is under, that it may normally be able to withstand, to negatively affect the integrity of the poly.
As for photos, kind of hard to get ones with the screen on the bike, but at great risk to my own fingernails, I pulled off the chrome covers to take a few shots of mine. The cracks are hard to see, so I highlited the ones I could see in the photos with red. Note the right side actually has a chunk missing. And you can't tell in the photos, but the rubber doo-dads are still there.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words and this one is for sure.
I have never seen Lexan or PC of any kind loose a chunk. I have lost chunks, but never seen a chunk from PC from a run or pressure. Now I played up to 3/8" but most of our applications were 1/4"- 1/8". If you cover like a 3 window door with 1/8" Lexan and have a deal bolt on it, they will need to bring most of the door down to get in.
One of two things, it is not PC or Lexan, or it has been attacked by the LockTite.
I still am skeptical on the locktite but after you get a new one how about drilling a hole up in the middle somewhere, put a piece of duct tape on one side, lay it down and put a drop of locktite in it and see what happens?
At any rate you need a new shield and I hope you enjoy it. I use the CB #2 -6 and love it. It has taken some hits from stones and such at highway speeds and has held. A bird probably, but a big Pheasant, Crow, Turkey Vulture, or whatever large birds are in your area, probably not. I have had some close calls, but most of those from birds are side on from my experience.
At any rate my face shield is PC and if I hit a large bird at 70-80 MPH probably my concern is going to be on accessing staying up right, correcting, or getting ready to bail.
Weather my shield holds or not, that unexpected impact would be the true issue for me.