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    Shimano STI shifters question?

    Hi guys
    I have the Shimano Sora triple shifters and the plastic windows where you check the gearing position are yellowed/faded and a bit cracked.
    The shifters work perfectly but I want to know, is it even possible to buy these clear plastic windows and install them?
    Thanks!

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    I would check eBay. Many people sell parts there.
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    Ok thx...but are those plastic windows replaceable? I only need to replace those. The shifters themselves are fine

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    Just take some black nail polish and paint them black, fixed!
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    Haha first id like to try to find out if they are replaceable. Shimano seems to sell internal replacement parts for most of their products

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    Quote Originally Posted by baconbits View Post
    Ok thx...but are those plastic windows replaceable? I only need to replace those. The shifters themselves are fine
    I'm pretty sure they're replaceable. Finding the parts may be the problem. I doubt any small parts like that can be found other than from used shifters. That's why I said check eBay.
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    So far i dont see anything on ebay.
    Looking at shimano pdfs..they seem to have part numbers for many small componants so im hoping that that window is able to be purchased

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    I'd bet that a little bit of automotive clear plastic polish from your local Pep Boys would clear the plastic up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    I'd bet that a little bit of automotive clear plastic polish from your local Pep Boys would clear the plastic up.
    Seriously, here's an idea. There is an automotive polish compound for clearing clouded over headlights. It's worth a shot.
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    Toothpaste, which hopefully you already have, works very well for cleaning plastic headlights and Shimano gear indicators.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveT View Post
    Toothpaste, which hopefully you already have, works very well for cleaning plastic headlights and Shimano gear indicators.
    I'm assuming it has to be the paste type, not the gel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    I'm assuming it has to be the paste type, not the gel.
    Yup and cheap works great.
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    Is this the piece you're looking for?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-Sor...0AAOSwYVBZrwLF

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