Can I save my windscreen? - BMW Luxury Touring Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 15 Old Jul 11th, 2006, 10:01 am Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 300
Question Can I save my windscreen?

I put some crap called Mirror Glaze on my shield a few weeks back. It worked great at first. Now when it gets cold or humid out the shield fogs and the crap is visible almost like vasline or other petrolium product that I cant seem to get off.

Before I buff the stuff off my question is best way to get the crap off (soap and warm water?) and then what is the best product to use. I think Honda makes something I've seen recommended here.

any advice welcome....
KYchris02 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 Old Jul 11th, 2006, 10:06 am
Senior Member
 
Florian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: North Coast, OH , USA
Posts: 1,165
for waxy goop, use Dawn dishwashing liquid. Other than that, Im not sure what you can do.


F
Florian is offline  
post #3 of 15 Old Jul 11th, 2006, 11:10 am
Senior Member
 
kdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: San Jose, CA, USA
Posts: 3,098
Clean it with denatured alcohol, and that'll fix it up as good as new.

-joel
kdog is offline  
 
post #4 of 15 Old Jul 11th, 2006, 11:28 am
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Georgetown, TX, USA
Posts: 167
I did the same thing to mine trying to polish out a scratch ( which it remove nicely) but I have the same problem you mention. I have found that when it fogs up I can just wipe it down with soapy water and rinse it off and it is good as new for a while but the foggy condition comes back in a few days.
JMMRoad is offline  
post #5 of 15 Old Jul 11th, 2006, 11:33 am
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,752
Chris, you'll find quite a few notes/threads on cleaning with denatured alcohol. As I recall, it may take more than one 'cleaning' to remove the wax/polish...

Try a search on foggy ...

Good luck...

oops... missed seeing kdog's reply....
gulfxray is offline  
post #6 of 15 Old Jul 11th, 2006, 4:57 pm
Senior Member
 
mpillis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Union, Ky, USA
Posts: 834
The only thing I use

The only thing I use on my windshield, helmet visor or sunglasses is Plexus. I have 2 cans of the Honda cleaner/polish and was confused by the labeling. One of the honda cans is a small like pint sized can and on the back it says for non painted surfaces, while the larger can does not say that and it is exactly the same product. Plexus has always done the job for me

Marc Pillis- MSF Rider Coach
Union, Kentucky
2005 LT
2004 R1150GS Adventure
2013 DR650
mpillis is offline  
post #7 of 15 Old Jul 11th, 2006, 7:04 pm
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 6
I'm not going to add much more than whats been said, I have had the same issue. It's a pain in the but. I find that tide with hot water gets rids of it temporarily.
dogbitten is offline  
post #8 of 15 Old Jul 11th, 2006, 7:55 pm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 14,436
You guyz wanna sure fire fix for foggy windshields?? Here's my solution and it works for me and Toad. YMMV and all that jazz.

Get the shield good and clean with mild soap and water. Take a soaked rag of denatured alcohol and wipe the shield a couple of times - both sides. Let dry. Get a bottle of Brillianize and apply to both side of the shield. Follow the directions where it sez to wipe with a clean soft cloth until the surface is as smooth as 'glass'. Do this twice in the beginning, and from then on, each time you wash the bugs off the shield, reapply the Brillianize. I've been using this stuff since '99, after my first OEM shield fogged over and Lone Star owner gave me the fix. Nada since then.

BTW - believe it when it sez, on the Brillianize bottle: do not use on a surface that you plan to paint in the future!!! Paint ain't gonna stick, cuz Brillianize is super slick!!

Works for me and I hope for you also. If not, paint a bullseye on your OEM and use it for target practice, then git a ZTechnik shield!!
Dick is offline  
post #9 of 15 Old Jul 12th, 2006, 9:04 am Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 300
Get a bottle of Brillianize and apply to both side of the shield. Follow the directions where it sez to wipe with a clean soft cloth until the surface is as smooth as 'glass'. Do this twice in the beginning, and from then on, each time you wash the bugs off the shield, reapply the Brillianize.

where can get this misspelled produkt? this brillianze sounds like the trick... thanx dick.
KYchris02 is offline  
post #10 of 15 Old Jul 12th, 2006, 9:09 am
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 14,436
Quote:
Originally Posted by KYchris02
Get a bottle of Brillianize and apply to both side of the shield. Follow the directions where it sez to wipe with a clean soft cloth until the surface is as smooth as 'glass'. Do this twice in the beginning, and from then on, each time you wash the bugs off the shield, reapply the Brillianize.

where can get this misspelled produkt? this brillianze sounds like the trick... thanx dick.
Hey, chris --- check with your dealer, he may carry it. Mine does.

If not, then click here and order some. They also sell the soft wipes AND I think some folks have ordered the pre-soaked wipes. I just use a spray bottle (one big one for the garage, and a small spritzer for the road). Good luck, chris.
Dick is offline  
post #11 of 15 Old Jul 12th, 2006, 11:53 pm
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 80
I have used a product called Flitz

Flitz is big in the boating industry. Worked great for me for cleaning and removing scratches.
amsoilguy is offline  
post #12 of 15 Old Jul 16th, 2006, 1:36 pm
Lifetime Supporter
 
bblalock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Swansboro(area), NC, USA
Posts: 650
Cool

After using Plexus(never again) my windscreen was a mess. Took this sites advice and used denatured alcohol just hours ago. It is just like new!

Benton

Benton Blalock
"I ride.....the bike doesn't"

'18 Honda Africa Twin Adventure SportDCT
'12 Kawi KLR 650 "Dirty" - traded in
'08 LT Black "Fireball" 113,000+ miles(RIP- transmission - may be seen on the road again)
'05 LT Yeller er Gold? "Ophelia"(RIP- fire) 80,000 miles
'04 R12CLC (RIP- hurricane) 36,000 miles
230,000+ BMW miles
'Rounder'
bblalock is offline  
post #13 of 15 Old Jul 17th, 2006, 3:26 pm
Lifetime Supporter
 
bblalock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Swansboro(area), NC, USA
Posts: 650
Unhappy

Well, my bust. That shield looked great....until this morning. Just as crappy now as it was before I used the alcohol. Apparently it pulled the moisture out an now it's baaaaaack. I'll be shopping at the rally.

Benton Blalock
"I ride.....the bike doesn't"

'18 Honda Africa Twin Adventure SportDCT
'12 Kawi KLR 650 "Dirty" - traded in
'08 LT Black "Fireball" 113,000+ miles(RIP- transmission - may be seen on the road again)
'05 LT Yeller er Gold? "Ophelia"(RIP- fire) 80,000 miles
'04 R12CLC (RIP- hurricane) 36,000 miles
230,000+ BMW miles
'Rounder'
bblalock is offline  
post #14 of 15 Old Jul 17th, 2006, 4:09 pm
Senior Member
 
kdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: San Jose, CA, USA
Posts: 3,098
Just do it again. It sometimes takes several passes to get all the old products off.

Regards,
-joel
kdog is offline  
post #15 of 15 Old Jul 18th, 2006, 7:35 am
Senior Member
 
RiderRay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Brewster, NY, USA
Posts: 747
I've tried the Honda product and have had the fogging. Used denatured alcohol and it tok care of it. Now I just use soap and water and shield stays fog free.

Ray Rau
Brewster, NY
'99 LT - Champagne
RiderRay is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cleaning windscreen on long trips? nath3an K1200LT 42 Jun 14th, 2009 7:55 pm
Windscreen coating Pappy_MD K1200LT 2 Nov 2nd, 2006 5:43 pm
Windscreen problem..need help Smith K1200LT 9 May 23rd, 2006 8:47 am
buffing - windscreen mistake KYchris02 K1200LT 7 Feb 12th, 2006 2:03 am
Windscreen Screw Size TandemCyclist K1200LT 7 Feb 1st, 2006 11:48 am

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome