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post #1 of 16 Old Aug 7th, 2007, 4:40 pm Thread Starter
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Spray Cleaner help

I use spray cleaner / polish in between washes and when on trips . I used Honda for the last 3 years . Now I have a LT with the BMW windscreen. The Honda cleaner seems to leave a fog on the windscreen. I think it may be the material of BMW windscreen. I am not going to change the windscreen so I need to find another cleaner/ polish . What works for you guys?
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post #2 of 16 Old Aug 7th, 2007, 5:06 pm
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1. Just soap and water and dry with micro towel.

2. McQuires Quick Detailing spray seems to work well.

Either method doesn't leave a wax residue that I thought I was getting from Honda Cleaner.
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I use spray cleaner / polish in between washes and when on trips . I used Honda for the last 3 years . Now I have a LT with the BMW windscreen. The Honda cleaner seems to leave a fog on the windscreen. I think it may be the material of BMW windscreen. I am not going to change the windscreen so I need to find another cleaner/ polish . What works for you guys?
Thanks, Mike
Mike - check this post out; it's in a thread running concurrently with yours. Subject is Brillianize spray cleaner/polisher. Among all the other stuff available for use on motorcycle windshields, and body work, ole Toad has been partial to Brillianize for the past 7 years. Helmet face shield and outer shell will shed bugz mo easier after a good rub of Brillianize. No affiliation - just like the product.
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I just use mild dish soap and water.

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I use Plexus also. Pleased with the results.

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Plexis caused my stock windscreen to fog also. I just used hot water and sometimes plain rubbing alcohol to clean it. Never fogged after that.

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When I got my LT, no matter what I did, it would fog up. the dealer replaced it under warranty (some will some won't). The replacement is by National Cycles. I emailed them and the guy that replied said Honda polish is fine for their shields. What that leads me to is that your shield may be one of the ones that has been hazed before and nothing will change that. Mine would be so hazy on a cool morning that you could not see thru it. It would clear up as the day warmed up.

No matter what, I've been told to NOT use anything with ammonia in it. If you or previous owner did that, you may not be able to get rid of the haziness.

What model, etc, is your bike?

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I took my windscreen off and washed it with very hot water and dishwasher soap that comes in a foaming pump thingy. SO was a bit miffed that I did it in the shower....but that sucker was ( and still is) hella clean !

I use the same stuff to was the bike with also, it rinses off easy, with no water spotting or streaks.

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I use The Bom, which now goes by Captain Richards Best, or Perfect Detail on my bike and windshield and have never had a problem. They are the only cleaners I have ever used, expect one time when I was on the Coast of Alabama and get salt spray all of the bike and took it to the car wash and hosed it down good. Spray it on, wipe it off with a paper towel, and give it a final wipe with a micro fiber cloth. You can get Captain Richards at www.captainrichardsbest.com.
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I use The Bom, which now goes by Captain Richards Best, or Perfect Detail on my bike and windshield and have never had a problem. They are the only cleaners I have ever used, expect one time when I was on the Coast of Alabama and get salt spray all of the bike and took it to the car wash and hosed it down good. Spray it on, wipe it off with a paper towel, and give it a final wipe with a micro fiber cloth. You can get Captain Richards at www.captainrichardsbest.com.
Two of my friends swear by this stuff and it will be on my "next to buy" list. One has a Gold Wing and the other is a Yamaha V-Star and they both use the stuff on the entire bike. Shield, seat, plastic and metal. They both look good.

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Any one of the Quick Detailer work well on the entire bike except the seat and the padding on the fairing.

I use Maguire's Spray Detail myself, always have used their products and 3M.

I just spray the shield let it sit, use a micro towel on it, spray it again and flip the micro and it is usually clean. The more you use it the easier it is to clean. I have Plexus and assorted acrylic, lexan, polycarbonate, cleaners and polishes, but the detailer will keep it just fine. Never use paper towels, always a micro. I carry one for my glasses and goggles, and one for the shield.

I have used it on Clear View, HD, Wind Vest, and now the stock BMW. And as soon as my CBailey gets here, I will use it on that.

On the padding and seat you can use this with great confidence, I use it to the side wall of my tires and have for 8 years now, this stuff it just phenomenal.

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Quick detailer in the biggest bottles I can find, with a bath and a good polish, and then wax every now and then. When it, or I, need it

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Plexus....never had a problem with it on anything.

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The guys in the ZX-12R forum swear by Protect All. Since I got my ZX-12R 4 years ago, that's all I've used ON THE NON-PAINTED surfaces. I'm very happy with it. What's important to me is keeping rubber and black plastic black (nourished) and protected. Protect All has UV protection so it eliminates a lot of other stuff on the shelf for me.

Has anyone here tried Protect All? It's easily available at any boat or RV store.

On the PAINTED surfaces, they recommend ReJex. It's an aircraft wax and I switched to it because so many ZX-12R people love it.

It goes on easy, comes off easy, stays on a long time, and the surfaces feel slicker than ice on ice. It's amazing.

I've tried dozens of products for paint, and Rejex is the easiest to work for the most amount of protection.

The whole idea behind Rejex is it makes the surface slippery and doesn't allow anything to stick to it. Bugs wipe right off.

Should I try Brillianze or Captain what's his name? Do you think there's any reason to switch?

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After replacing two stock windshields, (fog and distortion problems under warranty) I only use water and have not had one fogging problem. If it is real dirty, I just soak a rag and leave it on the windshield for about 15 minutes. Never had a problem this way. Polish and wax are not necessary. Gets the love bugs too.

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Pledge!

All I have ever used on the whole bike. Works great. No problems. Been using it for about 12 years now. I have a 1979 XS1100 yamaha with 96000 miles on it (when the cable is hooked up) that has a windshield on it I bought in 1992. It still looks great. So does the paint. Works great on leather too.
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