Plastic windshields are extremely durable and less susceptible to breaking than glass windshields. Unlike glass windshields, the majority of plastic windshields are safe when put under stress. But, finding a replacement plastic windshield can be difficult. Fortunately, plastic can be repaired with acrylic solvent cement and plastic buffing compounds.
Things You’ll Need: Acrylic solvent cement, Squeeze bottle applicator, Plastic buffing compound, 100 percent cotton rags, Painter masking tape, Dish washing detergent
- Airplane windshields take advantage of the strength of plastic. Wash the windshield on both sides with dish washing detergent and hot water. Thoroughly clean the crack. Only use a 100-percent cotton rag for cleaning the windshield to avoid scratching the polished surface. Dirt and grease can form a barrier that impedes the solvent cement from fusing the broken plastic. A crack may continue to split if not properly cemented.