Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Huntington, IN, USA
Re: Cleaning Stock Windshield
Tried Plexus myself with the same resulted, tried denatured alcohol as suggested and it made no difference....still fogged up. So since the wife promised to 'surprise' me with a new Cee Bailey windshield after I take her to Disney again next month.....I decided that whatever I did to the old windshield wouldn't matter, so I would just experiment some more.
So I did the 'Big No No'........I cleaned the windshield with hot water and dried it really good and left it set for a while.........and then I covered it with Rain-X.....on both sides. On my first ride after doing that on a super muggy (90% humidity) morning, I still got some fog.......so I did it again....only this time as I rubbed it in, I used a hair dryer on low about 18 inches away. Then I rubbed it with clear clean water....again with a little use from the hair dryer......and for the past couple days in really high humidity, I've got the fogging reduced about 85-90%....a HUGE improvement over what it was.
I KNOW all this was the exact WRONG thing to do....and I wouldn't recommend it as a cure-all for anybody else......but it DID work well enough for me to be happy until I get a new windshield.
The forecast is calling for rain and storms on my 45 mile commute home tonight, if it fogs up or does anything out of the ordinary in the rain, I will post and let everyone know.
'05 Dark Graphite LT - now
In the past......
Gold Wing, R100 GS P/D (I WILL get another GS!) FLHTCUI, ZX-10, CBX , Honda Turbo, Yamaha Venture , 2 Sportsters, Bultaco Astro, Bultaco Pursang , Montesa Capra, Maico 501, Sear Allstate 106
....and a bunch I have forgotten