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Old 07-23-2014, 01:23 PM   #16
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This is the best stuff I've ever come across. Sprays on as a foam, let it sit for a few seconds and the bugs just wipe off, no scrubbing. It's cheap too.
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:31 PM   #17
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Don't tell my employer but last time I got home I found some 3M 504/07065 Respirator/faceshields/safety glasses cleaning wipes in the old leather jacket.

Just the right size to clean my glasses then cover my faceshield and a quick wipe. Bye bye bugs....!

I wonder how much is a box of 100? I guess I'll find out when I buy one.
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Old 07-23-2014, 07:42 PM   #18
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How do you get the grunge off your Faceshield?
Not so much day to day but more to restore it. I have found the dishwasher is fantastic(remove it from helmet first) and can bring back ones that seem to otherwise be toast. But lately I have no dishwasher and mine are getting a bit dingey.. Any tips???
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The dw trick sounds interesting I'll have to try it sometime.

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Old 07-23-2014, 08:04 PM   #19
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Windex works just fine for my Mirror'd and Clear face shields.

Now if there was something to take the Dings out of my Shields from little rocks hitting me at 75+ MPH, that would be appreciated.
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:24 PM   #20
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Go to a boating supply store and get this:



It works well to repair the smaller scuffs and scratches.

For rain use wax: http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-bNTm...-bNTmPT8-L.jpg

Do NOT use Micro fiber. it removes the product... Just use soft cotton.


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Old 07-23-2014, 09:33 PM   #21
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Been using plain ol' Windex for 30 years or so on shields from Shoei, Arai, etc. Spray on with one of those dollar store bottles kept in my jacket pocket, give it a little time to soften up the hard bugs, and then using CLEAN fingertips only, gently rub in circular motions until bug guts and dirt dissolved, wipe clean with a soft cloth or paper towel. Have never retired a face shield due to yellowing or scratches.
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Old 07-24-2014, 01:05 AM   #22
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lemon pledge and microfiber cloth.

Plexus is preferred but not easily found out side of big bike shops

http://www.amazon.com/Plexus-Plastic.../dp/B00092CKN4

WINNER. I use both, but Pledge is what I'll buy from now on. Works just as well as Plexus and other similar cleaners.
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Old 07-24-2014, 04:48 AM   #23
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Remove the visor and wash it with warm water and liquid hand-wash, both sides. Any brand will do, its just soap. Rinse off, dry using a soft fluff towel, and refit.

Basically just soap and water.
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Old 07-24-2014, 06:25 AM   #24
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Apply wet bog roll, leave for a few minutes, remove.

Done.
This, there was a guy who showed it on a YouTube video. Works amazingly well. I usually do a microfiber and leave it on for 20 mins or so. I just set it aside and come back to it. Just water, nothing else. It does nothing for the scratches but will remove the bugs every time.
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Old 07-24-2014, 06:49 AM   #25
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Remove the visor and wash it with warm water and liquid hand-wash, both sides. Any brand will do, its just soap. Rinse off, dry using a soft fluff towel, and refit.

Basically just soap and water.
Been doing this with dish soap for years. Works great. I'll occasionally add a coat of wax.
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:05 AM   #26
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Unscented baby wipes, come in a nice plastic container to keep in your tank bag, then a microfiber cloth to dry. Works great, reusable until pretty grungy, then toss and grab another one.
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:13 AM   #27
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In a pinch, I just use the gas station squeege. Don't do this with your helmet on, or at least keep the front vents closed. . ..
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:15 AM   #28
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Soak a wash cloth with hot water, then lay it over the shield for a few minute to soften up the bugs and road grime a bit. Then I use some mild dish soap and a soft cloth to wash it clean.

You can also use some chemical solvents, but there's always the off chance that they'll react with the plastic of the face shield. I've had no issues using regular Windex to clean face shields, though, and it works pretty well too.
With the cost of face shields, and even goggle lenses, this is pretty much what I do. But I usually do it with some dish soap and water. I've not had to buy a shield in a long time and only a couple goggle lenses since I put a tear off on them to add protection. The lenses usually go bad due to dust that gets between the lense and tear off, but takes years. Shields last virtually the life of the helmet.
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:56 AM   #29
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WINNER. I use both, but Pledge is what I'll buy from now on. Works just as well as Plexus and other similar cleaners.
Save some $$$ and buy the stuff from the Dollar store. We did some side by side comparisons on a Harley that just happened to come into my yard covered with bugs.

My old roommate, hadn't seen him of ridden with him for a very long time. Glad he still rides but unlike me he has moved up some in the cleaning technology and does carry microfiber cloths....I still go for whatever soft is in the rag bin at home.
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:03 AM   #30
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Remove the visor and wash it with warm water and liquid hand-wash, both sides. Any brand will do, its just soap. Rinse off, dry using a soft fluff towel, and refit.

Basically just soap and water.
I do it this way too. Since nearly all of my helmets are made by Shoei, it's very easy to remove and reinstall the face shields. I'll take the shield to the sink, run water over it, then put two or three drops of dish detergent on it and rub that around until I can't feel anything that isn't smooth. Then just dry it with a dish towel and put it back on the helmet.

I've never had to replace a shield on a Shoei helmet due to scratches or other issues that could be blamed on improper cleaning. I have never felt the need to do more than this to keep the face shield in good shape.
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