Scratch Resistance - F4 vs VStream - GL1800Riders
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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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Scratch Resistance - F4 vs VStream

Any opinions on the quality of the scratch resistance between the various F4 offerings versus the VStream Special Edition with "Quantum" coating?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 10:27 AM
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No experience w/VStream but, I can tell you my F4+4, tinted and vented is the best money I ever spent on my bike!!!!!!!
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Same situation as smokeeater.
My F4 has a small nick from something hitting it,but has no noticeable scratches.
Simple answer for me is.. the F4 is extremely scratch resistant as advertised.
Why try any other?

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I have a V stream special and no noticeable scratches. it was on my bike ehen i got it so no idea how old it is. Coincidently i got my bike,now a trike, from National Cycle in Chicago, the manufacturer of the wind screen and wind wings, they are on it too.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 12:12 PM
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Not sure of the V, but my F4+2 is over 8 years old, and other than a couple of rock chips, there are no scratches. I have cleaned it with every type of paper towels and rags, and have used different cleaning "stuff" and it still works great and looks great!
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Here is a video we just did last month that might show you how tough the F4 is.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 01:25 PM
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It isn't just the windshield that makes F4 the best choice for me.
It is the way they treat you with their direct customer service approach when you have questions or an issue.
That means as much to me as a scratch resistant windshield.


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I've got the F4+2 tinted, and I wonder why it took me so long to get one. I had to replace my OEM windshield due to a bird strike which completely shattered it.


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I got a F-4 and love it.............when I sold my old 02 wing the first thing I did was to remove the f2 and put it on my new 2010

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