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Old 03-11-2013, 07:22 AM   #1
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Thumb $1 Solution for cleaning face shield/windscreen

That's right $1...

It occurred to me a while back that LCD monitor/tv spray solutions should work well for cleaning helmet face shields etc. The spray solution is designed for plastic and does not yellow it. Well it does work, and very well, however the prices for this stuff isn't super cheap.

Not until I saw some at Dollar Tree. Everything is $1 there, and I noticed that they stocked portable 30mL spray bottles including a micro-fiber cloth. Now here's the kicker... On my TV/monitors, this stuff works far better than the solutions I have purchased from electronic stores. I'm certain it will be the same result for face shields, but since we are in the throws of winter here in Wisconsin, I have not tried it yet.

Others have probably already posted using LCD monitor spray for cleaning clear plastics, but I have not seen any, so there it is...
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:31 AM   #2
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Thanks for that tip about getting this stuff at a dollar store. I didn't think of that. Even at Wal-Mart that LCD cleaning solution is near ten bucks. I've tried making my own from formulas on the Internet, but none of it worked worth a damn. The store-bought stuff does work.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:46 AM   #3
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It sounds strange, but unscented baby wipes are great. You can get a small pack in a plastic container to keep in your tank bag, works great, and inexpensive!
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:11 PM   #4
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Baby wipes may be great for face shields. Thanks for that tip, I'll try them. How do they work on your LCD computer screen?
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:38 PM   #5
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I use the cheapest spray window cleaner, along with an old flannel shirt, to clean my visor after every ride.

I just retired my 10 year old Arai after a spill, but the visor was clear and unscratched. Even riding at night with headlights coming towards me I couldn't detect any scratches.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:49 PM   #6
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Guy I ride with has two ziplock bags. One has a dry facecloth, the other he puts in a mildly soapy, wet facecloth. Swaps them out evey morning. Works brilliantly.

Take wet cloth out, drape it over sheild while gassing up. When done, gently wipe up now soft bug guts. Wipe dry with other cloth. No scratching, always there when you need it.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:34 PM   #7
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I've been using a can of spray wax for years. Pledge spray polish also works well. Not only does it clean the face shield easily, it puts a coat of protective wax over it that works better than Rain-X at beading the water up and making it slide off. The waxy layer also makes it easier to clean up bugs that get on there after the cleaning.
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:33 PM   #8
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This cleaner is great, works on glass and plastic and cost about 7.50 a can. It is an aviation cleaner and can be found online or at some airport facilities depending on where you live.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:16 PM   #9
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Plexus - but be careful

I've been using Plexus for years on my face shields and it works very well at cleaning the plastic and giving it a non-stick coating that keeps bugs from sticking to the shield. I have a big spray can at home, and the tiny pump can in a pannier.

However, I recently discovered that Plexus will permanently fog Pinlock visors, so be careful what you put it on.

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Old 03-27-2013, 04:25 PM   #10
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I tried those wet naps for computer monitors they didn't work that well.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:37 PM   #11
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shield cleaner

Read the directions on rain-x. If I recall, it is not to be used on plastic.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:07 PM   #12
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I used plain water and a bit of hand soap, if available.
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:14 PM   #13
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I just lick my shield clean. Free protein!

I like the baby wipe idea, and will try it. I have two little ones, so we have baby wipes EVERYWHERE!
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:54 PM   #14
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Silicon based so it leaves a thin film which is great when riding in the rain, and makes it hard for bugs to stick to..!
I have been using it on my paintwork and windshield and it works a treat, and does not harm the plastics.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:20 PM   #15
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I just lick my shield clean. Free protein!

I like the baby wipe idea, and will try it. I have two little ones, so we have baby wipes EVERYWHERE!
Make sure to grab the clean one!:0
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