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Old 11-18-2012, 09:53 AM   #31
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Works well on plastic and metal. If your panniers need a cleaning, pledge works great.
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:46 PM   #32
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Well, I like Plexus better then Pledge on clear windscreens at least.
Just a little of Plexus goes a long way and it makes my windscreens look like new.
Plexus cleans up much easer and faster then Pledge.
I bought a can of Plexus 4 years ago.

I ride 2 or 3 times a week. I clean the windscreen on my Helmet before every ride. The windscreen on the bike is cleaned at least once a week

For removing bugs, I use Windex without ammonia and then polish the screen with Plexus.

For on the road: I carry a 2 oz spray bottle of Windex for cleaning. For polishing the screen I use a 2 oz bottle of Scott’s Anti-Fog/ Cleaner. Scotts’s works nearly as well as Plexus, but is not as easy to clean up.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:58 PM   #33
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way back in the 70's when I was going for my pilots license, the idea of pledge polish was turned on to me by an oldtimer who owned a couple of the planes. He said not only will it cut the bug goo, but will let the water bead much easier off the canopy. Thats when I started using it on my helmets and shields, and I preach the stuff. You guys buying plexus, you must be rich fuckers!
Except make sure that the oily film is wiped off good for forward visibility. If not, then Pledge can really create a glare problem when landing at night in the rain with the approach / runway lights turned up! Don't seem to get that with Plexus. Good for day flying though, but watch for bees after the canopy is closed!
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:29 PM   #34
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This is news to me. How does it work for mx goggles in dusty conditions?
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:49 PM   #35
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Mind you,if you ever need any of your bikes panels painted, the painter will curse you.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:08 AM   #36
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I've always been a tightwad on shields so I use nothing on them but soap and water. I take them off and wash them using dish soap and water, I lather the lense up and let it soak a bit, then wash off. I've also used folded paper towels soaked with window cleaner too, to soak off the dried bugs. Otherwise the bugs remain on them until I do wash them. Seems most any rubbing of any sort has cause swirls when I've done so in the past.

I've only bought one new shield for a helmet in the past 15 years or so, never needing new ones.

I do a similar plan with goggles, but use tear offs on the lense, since they're dirt cheap. I've replaced two lenses in about 12 years, using the tear off plan. The leses eventually get scuffed by dust that gets under the tear off.

That's the way I do it.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:54 AM   #37
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I've always been a tightwad on shields so I use nothing on them but soap and water. I take them off and wash them using dish soap and water, I lather the lense up and let it soak a bit, then wash off. I've also used folded paper towels soaked with window cleaner too, to soak off the dried bugs. Otherwise the bugs remain on them until I do wash them. Seems most any rubbing of any sort has cause swirls when I've done so in the past.

I've only bought one new shield for a helmet in the past 15 years or so, never needing new ones.

I do a similar plan with goggles, but use tear offs on the lense, since they're dirt cheap. I've replaced two lenses in about 12 years, using the tear off plan. The leses eventually get scuffed by dust that gets under the tear off.

That's the way I do it.
Paper towels will scratch plexi when dry. I have a cotton t shirt that I cut up in my mud room/gear area that gets used, into the washing machine then back again.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:13 AM   #38
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Paper towels will scratch plexi when dry. I have a cotton t shirt that I cut up in my mud room/gear area that gets used, into the washing machine then back again.
I've used nothing but water and gas station paper towels on my shields for the past few years. If they're scratching the shield, I sure can't see it.

But to be on topic, I've used Pledge on my bikes in the past. Works great.

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Old 11-21-2012, 10:41 AM   #39
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I've used nothing but water and gas station paper towels on my shields for the past few years. If they're scratching the shield, I sure can't see it.

But to be on topic, I've used Pledge on my bikes in the past. Works great.

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Dry towels will scratch. If so then wet should still be able to. Gas station paper towels and toilet paper are like John Wayne, rough and tough and dont take shit off of no one..... cant imagine them being great for cleaning a visor!
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:58 AM   #40
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I knew someone who always used Pledge to shine his bikes with. It worked great but seemed to attract bees when he was stopped

That's why I use the Vanilla scented stuff... No Bees!
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:54 PM   #41
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Pledge

Yup. Pledge on the visor or windscreen

Also, works on some CD scratches and DVDs. Get a dodgy DVD from Netflix? Pledge it (nothing to lose) and clean it carefully, letting the pledge fill in the divots. Gets the DVD working most of the time for me. Wife took your CD out and left it sitting on top of the case, then stacked her CD cases on top scratching yours up nicely? Well, pull your CD out and pledge that thing, then load into your laptop and RIP a copy while it still works.

Pledge - I love it and I don't dust with it. Duh, that is what Swiffers are for!
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:10 AM   #42
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How about car windshields?
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:19 PM   #43
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>"How about car windshields? "

Nope. Pledge is good on plastics... (IMHO anyway) bad on glass.
Rain-x works ok, but needs frequent re-application.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:04 PM   #44
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Gas station paper towels and toilet paper are like John Wayne, rough and tough and dont take shit off of no one.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:48 PM   #45
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The ONLY reason I ever used Plexus is because the cans can be had small to fit in my tank bag.

Recently I found Dollar Store sells small cans for a buck that work just as well. Plexus it is!

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