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Old 07-24-2014, 08:06 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by Yossarian™ View Post
You might want to change your habits.


"Is Rain‑X® Original Glass Treatment safe to use on plastics, motorcycle windshields, and ATVs?

No. This product is intended for automotive glass applications."
Been using it on face shields for over thirty years, never a problem.
Thanks for reminding me to do it again.
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:48 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by SloMo228 View Post
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.

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Old 07-24-2014, 10:17 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by NoVa Rider View Post
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. . ..
Look carefully at the squeegee before you do this. If it's fairly new it's probably OK, but I scratched up a tinted visor pretty badly doing this.
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:53 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by kerhonky View Post
Look carefully at the squeegee before you do this. If it's fairly new it's probably OK, but I scratched up a tinted visor pretty badly doing this.
Some of them reek something awful, too. Might be prudent to do a quick smell check before you smear that water all over your helmet. I found this out the hard way at one particularly disused-looking gas station in Montana and had to smell old decomposing bug guts inside my helmet for the next couple hundred miles.
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Old 07-24-2014, 05:02 PM   #35
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  • I hear acetone works great on bugs!
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Old 07-24-2014, 05:10 PM   #36
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I always bring a hand towel on my travels. I soak 1/2 the towel, wring it dry, fold it and place it in my top case. On every gas stop I use the wet side of the hand towel to wipe the dirt off and then the dry side for a final cleaning. Works like a charm.

I then leave the dirty towel in the hotel room and snag a clean one from the hotel room, repeat.
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Old 07-24-2014, 06:12 PM   #37
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Spit and a handkerchief.
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Old 07-24-2014, 06:28 PM   #38
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Usually clean them at work.
Hot water rinse.
Wet gauze with dishwashing liquid
Wet clean water gauze rinse
Dry with gauze.
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Old 07-25-2014, 05:02 PM   #39
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If they are fresh kills, The V2 sponges are an all in one system. Check the ship charge per units. I love mine and will purchase a larger pack for future use.
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Old 07-25-2014, 05:42 PM   #40
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lemon pledge and microfiber cloth.

Plexus is preferred but not easily found out side of big bike shops
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Old 07-25-2014, 05:42 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by aldend123 View Post
Little spray bottles like this one can be found in dollar stores or the travel supplies section in Target/Walmart (usually by the shampoo). Fill with your favorite cleaner to keep a portable amount on your bike at all times.
My Icon helmet came with one of these and a small microfiber towel. Instructions with the helmet said to use a mild dishwashing soap in the bottle, spray on and let soak for a minute, then wipe off with one side of the towel and buff with the other.

Both fit in a small sandwich bag that I keep in the tank bag.

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Old 07-25-2014, 06:55 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by Auto-X Fil View Post
I use Rain-X cleaner-and-treatment in one. I often put my helmet on in the morning, realize it's grimy, and just pick up the bottle and blast the visor while it's on my head. I have rags right there with my riding gear, so I can scrub it down while looking through it. This has turned out to be great, since I can see every little spot very easily with the helmet on
I tried the cleaner and went back to the regular Rain X, after using a wet towel to re-hydrate the bugs for removal. I have also been using Rain X on my vario bags and system cases long time.
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Old 07-26-2014, 06:36 AM   #43
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I also have a Shoei. On my 3rd season with the same visor...still looks brand new. Remove and use dish soap. Dry with soft towel.
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:45 AM   #44
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Thank you all..

for the responses.. I was looking more for something that restores the shield back to clear from that yellow dinginess that age brings on.(see photo)
Like i said before the dishwasher does a great job but I've been without one for a few years now,. Day to day care is one thing but keeping the yellow away is another. this shield was bought at the BMWMOA in Penn. a few years ago. it's clean and scratch free, but see the yellow. I'm going to use a friends dishwasher will post the difference later.
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:52 AM   #45
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