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post #1 of 32 Old 06-10-2007, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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On the road - Clean face shield

Any tips/tricks/products you use to clean your face shield when away from home? I'm getting lots'o bug splatter. At home I just use windex and a paper towel. Not sure if there is something better I should be putting in my tank bag.

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post #2 of 32 Old 06-10-2007, 07:58 PM
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I carry 2 of the "Miracle towels". One dampened and in a ziplock. The other dry for polishing. These are very soft and non scratching.

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I use Honda shield and plastic polish every other night on the road. Carry a wet wash cloth in a zip lock and some soft paper towels. With the polish it only takes one or two wipes with the wash cloth and it's clean. Same thing with the helmet.

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Don't use paper towels. They scratch shields. I carry a small can of Plexus and a cotton towel. There are other similar products that work well.
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post #5 of 32 Old 06-10-2007, 09:17 PM
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Lemon Pledge

Believe it or not lemon Pledge. I use it on all my families helmet visors and all windscreens. Spray it all over bugs windscreen /visor ,rub over bugs then use a separate Soft cloth and polish, may need to do it twice. Two other things, it covers all the fine scratches and makes water just beads off.....

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I use "both" Honda polish and Plexus, and wipe with a microfiber towel. I agree with never using paper towels. Let the plexus or Honda polish sit on the sheild a bit, and the bugs will melt right off.

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Believe it or not lemon Pledge. I use it on all my families helmet visors and all windscreens. Spray it all over bugs windscreen /visor ,rub over bugs then use a separate Soft cloth and polish, may need to do it twice. Two other things, it covers all the fine scratches and makes water just beads off.....
A big +1 on that, best stuff I've found so far.

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Okay, I too am a Pledge user.

However at present, I am using "Outdoor Fresh" Pledge and not the "Lemon" scented version.

Back in the 1960's I was working as a "Hey Boy" at a large general aviation airfield. I spent a lot of extra hours there cleaning and detailing airplanes. I learned early on the best way to clean the windows on a aircraft was Johnson's Pledge. I've been using it ever since.

Works good, lasts a long time!

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Lemon Pledge spray or wipes, and 2 microfiber towels (got'em from Wally World). Pledge also works on the rest of the bike, too . . . paint, chrome, aluminum, etc. Used it to clean and shine my cruiser end to end all the time (which is why I bought a Wee - it's supposed to be dirty). Softens and removes bug splat quite well.

Don't use paper towels, nor Windex on your faceshield. Paper towels scratch, and Windex and like products will eventually glaze the plastic.

Oh yeah, Pledge will give your bike a nice lemon-fresh scent, too!

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Treat it like a pair of glasses. Eyeglass cleaner and microfiber cloth work fine. To keep from getting the microfiber cloth all plugged up with bug guts, get the worst off with one of the premoistened throwaway lens towelettes that you can get at most pharmacies and sunglass kiosks (the ones from the pharmacy are cheaper but the packaging is bulkier).

If you can find one, a Wee Willie visor cleaning kit works nicely and has the advantage of being compact.

In a pinch though, just pull into a gas station and use the windshield cleaner. Yeah, you may get a little scratch on the visor, but it beats having it covered with bugsplat, and so far that method actually seems to work about as well as using eyglass cleaner.
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