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Sep 13th, 2015 9:39 pm
want2tour
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

Quote:
Originally Posted by JNW003 View Post
At the end of a day's long distance riding, I use a wet soft rag and a dry microfiber cloth to clean both the windscreen and the tupperware of road grime and bugs. After using the wet rag, I rinse it out in the motel sink and put it back wet into a zip lock bag - never bothering to use hot water. During the next day's ride, if I get too many bug splatters, I can always take the two rags out and clean the windscreen at a gas station.

I have periodically used Lemon Pledge at home or a good quality car wax on the tupperware, and Simple Green on the wheels. For the seat (RDL leather uppers, vinyl lowers), every few months, I use Skidmore Beeswax for waterproofing and conditioning, and put the RDL rain cover on it if I will be riding through more than a light rain for any distance.

The bike is garaged while at home and under an Aerostich full bike cover when I'm stopped for the night on the road (after I've wiped it down first). I've received many favorable comments on how clean the bike is, even though it has almost 45,000 miles on it.

Yes, it was humorous how many "man, that's a clean bike" comments I heard at the CCR. Could have been a drinking game if I wasn't driving or riding. lol
Sep 13th, 2015 9:26 pm
JNW003
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

At the end of a day's long distance riding, I use a wet soft rag and a dry microfiber cloth to clean both the windscreen and the tupperware of road grime and bugs. After using the wet rag, I rinse it out in the motel sink and put it back wet into a zip lock bag - never bothering to use hot water. During the next day's ride, if I get too many bug splatters, I can always take the two rags out and clean the windscreen at a gas station.

I have periodically used Lemon Pledge at home or a good quality car wax on the tupperware, and Simple Green on the wheels. For the seat (RDL leather uppers, vinyl lowers), every few months, I use Skidmore Beeswax for waterproofing and conditioning, and put the RDL rain cover on it if I will be riding through more than a light rain for any distance.

The bike is garaged while at home and under an Aerostich full bike cover when I'm stopped for the night on the road (after I've wiped it down first). I've received many favorable comments on how clean the bike is, even though it has almost 45,000 miles on it.

Sep 13th, 2015 3:10 pm
want2tour
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

Have used it for a while now with no problems. Many harley riders use & swear by it. Chemically, it's just water with an extra oxygen molecule (H2O2 vs H2O). Yes, it does have oxidizing properties, which is why I'll be using it diluted going forward. Safe to put in your mouth full strength as a dental rinse.
No harm done so far as I can tell to plastics. When close to home, I will however, use Plexus. I just don't like to carry aerosols on the bike.
On the Cee Bailey site, it's not listed among the list of chemicals that attack.

Having said that, I understand your caution. Hot water with microfiber does a lot, but many times at fuel stops with a heavy dose of bug splats, I don't have easy access to hot water and am impatient to resume riding. So I use the H2O2. I've been constantly watching for any signs of clouding, but see no evidence of that yet.
When I get home, the windshield gets a good cleaning with plexus. To each his own.

I am considering ordering some Dupont Sontara Aerospace Wipes from Cee Bailey and trying them out.


Bob
Sep 13th, 2015 9:37 am
PadG
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

+1 on the be careful about using the hydrogen-peroxide! Perhaps you don't know, but it is a "bleaching agent". A strong oxidizer. I, for one, would not use such agent on my screen or paint-works! Would you use Clorox on your screen, even diluted? Clorox does not contain H2O2, but uses chlorine-based bleaching agent (sodium hypochlorite).
Sep 13th, 2015 9:24 am
Voyager
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

Quote:
Originally Posted by want2tour View Post
I have a two step approach. I use a small spray-bottle of hydrogen peroxide on windscreen & lighting. The stuff dissolves proteins. The bug splats simply turn white as they dissolve, then are easily wiped of with microfiber cloth. Can dilute 50% with water. I use full strength. Costs about a buck for a qt.

For the rest of the plastic, I use the pledge wipes. They do cut bugs pretty well.


bob
Be careful with H2O2. It will adversely affect many materials that might surprise you such as nylon, Delrin, etc. Polycarbonate is safe, but I am not sure about acrylic.

Material Compatibility with Hydrogen Peroxide
Sep 13th, 2015 3:30 am
want2tour
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

I have a two step approach. I use a small spray-bottle of hydrogen peroxide on windscreen & lighting. The stuff dissolves proteins. The bug splats simply turn white as they dissolve, then are easily wiped of with microfiber cloth. Can dilute 50% with water. I use full strength. Costs about a buck for a qt.

For the rest of the plastic, I use the pledge wipes. They do cut bugs pretty well.


bob
Sep 8th, 2015 9:45 pm
EzyMount I also still use Texas Two Step. Used to sell at Vendor Motorcycle Rallys before I retired and moved to Western NC mountains back in 2013. I used it as all purpose cleaner and protectant on my bikes and cars/trucks.
Sep 8th, 2015 9:42 pm
james216
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

Just a suggestion. See if you can find regular pledge. My experience was yellow jackets like lemon pledge.
Sep 8th, 2015 7:38 pm
PanhandleChuck
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

Don't get Plexus on the rubber part of a SENA SMH-10 unit. It becomes permanently "tacky." I mostly use a wet microfiber rag to wipe the RT and a dry microfiber for any streaks/wetness left behind.
Sep 8th, 2015 4:23 pm
pbsrides
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

+1 for Lemon Pledge

When I bought a CalSci windshield for my Moto Guzzi Norge, I asked what to use on the new windshield. That's how I learned about Lemon Pledge. Having said that, a bucket of plain water and a car wash mitt immersed in it (drenched in water) is one of the easier first steps and is often sufficient, but Lemon Pledge is in my saddlebag.
Sep 8th, 2015 12:12 pm
2006lt
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

I love the smell of plexus, I am tempted to use it as cologne.

later..Randy
Sep 8th, 2015 9:18 am
PadG
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

Quote:
Originally Posted by CharlieVT View Post
I have lots of cans of Plexus, a couple or more in the garage, one on each bike.
When I visit my local, old home BMW shop and have a free cup of coffee and don't buy anything else, I pick up another can of Plexus.
Good product, but kinda 'spensive. I'd do better paying Starbuck's rates for the coffee.

I remember posts years ago suggesting that Lemon Pledge furniture polish was good for cleaning the windshield, etc.

Recently during a trip to the hardware store I found myself looking at Lemon Pledge so I brought home a can.

Lemon Pledge doesn't seem to disolve bug guts quite as fast as Plexus, but so far seems to do the job at a quarter of the price of Plexus.

Anyone been using Lemon Pledge for a while and noticed any adverse effects on the windshield or body parts?

Thanks,
I have been using Pledge on regular basis for three years now, and the windshields of my previous '07 RT as well as the present '15 RT are quite clear! BTW, I do wash my bike before applying Pledge, and therefore have had no issues with bug removal! Oh, I also use Pledge on the rest of the bike for a quick shine. I do use automotive wax on the bodyworks also, but just 2 or 3 times a year.

Like you, I had also picked up this little hint in this forum, in my earlier days as member, and it works really well.

EDIT: Darn, I'd just noticed that I had responded to one of the very old thread. Probably the one that had resulted in my using Pledge in the first place!!!!
Sep 7th, 2015 4:41 pm
ALL4BMW
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

After reading the posts, I decided to give it a try with the Pledge Lemon Clean wipes for my windshield. Impressed with the first results. Once the wipes are gone, I will try the spray can, and see if there is any difference. I just bought my 99 K1200LT and there are some minor scratches to the windshield. I could not identify the best product to remove the scratches. Any thoughts?


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Apr 4th, 2012 6:55 am
DanDiver
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

UPDATE -

I still use the water soaked towel on my windshields, but with a new Sci Cal "hole in the middle" windshield that reduces back pressure, came a small bottle of a secret mixture that they recommend for cleaning their windshield. I think that the formula for the mix is on their web site.

It seems to work a little better then just water for light dust and bugs when I am either in a hurry or on the road. I spray it on and let it soak for a while, add a little more to keep it wet and then wipe off with a micro towel.
Apr 3rd, 2012 11:22 pm
FlyK12LT
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

I'm glad this thread was revived. I'll be stocking up on either the pledge or behold.
About all I can do for now is clean my LT and get her ready for riding.

Have to get over a little leg injury before I can hold the beast up. So. I'll give her a good coat of wax.

I used to use pledge on my airplane windscreen too. Worked perfectly, just forgot about it since I haven't had the plane in awhile.
Apr 3rd, 2012 4:20 pm
CharlieVT
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

Well, since I first started this thread, I've been using Lemon Pledge instead of Plexus. If you happened to have read another of my recent posts, you'll know I don't wash my bike very much. Truly, only once or twice a year. But I use Lemon Pledge to clean the windscreen, helmet visors, the mirrors, and to get the bugs off my headlight protector and Motolights.

I haven't had any negative results from using the stuff, it seems to work great and costs a whole bunch less that the Plexus I used to use. Don't get me wrong, the Plexus worked great but the cost difference between Plexus and Pledge is significant. I used to use the Plexus sparingly 'cause of the cost; now I just lay on the Lemon Pledge.
Apr 3rd, 2012 3:00 pm
deputy5211
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

Quote:
Originally Posted by smahon
You guys tricked me into reading this 18 month old thread........AGAIN!
Yup. At least there was new information added... Behold. :-))
Apr 3rd, 2012 2:44 pm
smahon
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

You guys tricked me into reading this 18 month old thread........AGAIN!
Apr 3rd, 2012 2:03 pm
deputy5211
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

Quote:
Originally Posted by CharlieVT
I have lots of cans of Plexus, a couple or more in the garage, one on each bike.
When I visit my local, old home BMW shop and have a free cup of coffee and don't buy anything else, I pick up another can of Plexus.
Good product, but kinda 'spensive. I'd do better paying Starbuck's rates for the coffee.

I remember posts years ago suggesting that Lemon Pledge furniture polish was good for cleaning the windshield, etc.

Recently during a trip to the hardware store I found myself looking at Lemon Pledge so I brought home a can.

Lemon Pledge doesn't seem to disolve bug guts quite as fast as Plexus, but so far seems to do the job at a quarter of the price of Plexus.

Anyone been using Lemon Pledge for a while and noticed any adverse effects on the windshield or body parts?

Thanks,
I have a good friend who uses lemon or orange Behold on his bikes, truck, cars, and pretty much everything else and has been for years.

It seems Behold has more wax in it than Pledge or other similar products.

I remember Behold from long ago, but I could not find it anywhere, not Safeway, Kroger, Target, WalMart, etc. I called my friend and asked him where the heck he buys it, he told me he always gets it at the dollar stores. First time in one of those I found it. Probably the least expensive thing I ever bought for the LT!
Apr 3rd, 2012 12:09 pm
amindtat
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

Quote:
Originally Posted by CharlieVT
Lemon Pledge doesn't seem to disolve bug guts quite as fast as Plexus, but so far seems to do the job at a quarter of the price of Plexus.

Anyone been using Lemon Pledge for a while and noticed any adverse effects on the windshield or body parts?

Thanks,
If I have a heavy build up of bugs on the windshield and I'm at home, I never use a cleaner to try and get them off. I simply throw a towel over the windshield and soak it (and keep it soaked) with water for at least 30 minutes. I usually do this while cleaning the whole bike. Then the bugs hose off or come off easy with soap and water. Once dry, THEN I would clean and polish with Plexus. After reading about the Lemon Pledge here though, I gave it a try last cleaning and I'm sold on it...none of the hazing I would get with Plexus.
Apr 3rd, 2012 11:43 am
RonKMiller
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

I've been on the hunt for the "perfect" wax, polish, etc. my entire life. I'm sure over the course of time I've spent hundreds of dollars - and have half a dozen 1/2 empty containers still sitting on the shelves...

I recently had my Airhead repainted - and it was some serious dollars. The painter told me to let it sit for a couple of weeks to let the clear coat fully harden before waxing, which made sense to me.

After trying several of my favorites - including my beloved 3M Finishing Material - I still wasn't satisfied that it looked all the great - and it had nothing to do with his work - it didn't seem to have that ultra high gloss I was looking for.

I thought I would give the Pledge a try... wax on, wax off, my moment of Zen.

I can't believe how good it looks... and the lemon smell it left behind now has my wife commenting how great the garage smells versus the typical gassy smell she ALWAYS complained about.

So, not only do I have an incredibly shiny bike, Pledge also saved my bank account and my marriage!

Thank you SC Johnson!
Apr 3rd, 2012 10:38 am
RockMonkey
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

Quote:
Originally Posted by beatnickfly
I can tell you what NOT to use: Maguiar's Plastic Polish and Cleaner. It goes on like wax, but sticks like gum when you try to scrub it off. Then the shield get's a foggy look to it. My friend had some Plexus, tried it this morning, it took all this yellow slimy stuff off the shield, it looks like new, clear as a dry Gin Martini. The Maguiar's is a wax,so I'm assuming that's what's turning yellow. Wouldn't Lemon Pledge turn yellow?? Do they make a Vodka Pledge ???
Been using pledge for close to 30 years. It's never turned yellow. For the price, it really can't be beat.
Sep 30th, 2010 3:15 am
Razmataz
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

Quote:
Originally Posted by beatnickfly
I can tell you what NOT to use: Maguiar's Plastic Polish and Cleaner. It goes on like wax, but sticks like gum when you try to scrub it off. Then the shield get's a foggy look to it. My friend had some Plexus, tried it this morning, it took all this yellow slimy stuff off the shield, it looks like new, clear as a dry Gin Martini. The Maguiar's is a wax,so I'm assuming that's what's turning yellow. Wouldn't Lemon Pledge turn yellow?? Do they make a Vodka Pledge ???
Pledge does not turn yellow.
Sep 29th, 2010 4:38 pm
beatnickfly
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

I can tell you what NOT to use: Maguiar's Plastic Polish and Cleaner. It goes on like wax, but sticks like gum when you try to scrub it off. Then the shield get's a foggy look to it. My friend had some Plexus, tried it this morning, it took all this yellow slimy stuff off the shield, it looks like new, clear as a dry Gin Martini. The Maguiar's is a wax,so I'm assuming that's what's turning yellow. Wouldn't Lemon Pledge turn yellow?? Do they make a Vodka Pledge ???
Sep 29th, 2010 6:48 am
oldgoat
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

In my humble estimation the best "glass" cleaner I have ever found is a product called "Clearly Better" by Surf City. It works on all surfaces, contains no alcohol or ammonia. And best of all you can use it on a 100 degree day in direct sunlight without leaving streaks. It will not hurt window tint film or have an effect on the lamination. According to the manufacturer, if you don't like the product he will personally buy it back from you. It is available at most Speed and Specialty shops. Price is around $14.00.
Sep 28th, 2010 10:09 pm
wa1200lt
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

Plastic X! I'm gonna find me some of this stuff. I don't have the coating any more but there is still surface crazing which refracts pinpoint light sources in a million directions. Very annoying but fortunately seldom have to look through the shield because of the window elevator feature. I still sometimes dream about having a crystal clear windscreen.

Loren

Quote:
Originally Posted by Razmataz
I used McGuire's Plastic X to take out those scratches. Worked very well. Took out the haze too. I'm starting to get them again, and just cleaned the windshield with Pledge, and noticed that they are not near as visible on a stock windshield. My understanding is that Plexus does that too.
Sep 28th, 2010 3:22 pm
EzyMount
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

When I traveled, at each stop I would unload my bags, go directly to the bathroom with my personal cotton towel and soak it in Hot Water in the sink. I would lay the hot towel over the windshield and let it sit for an undetermined amount of time, then I would lightly work the screen with that towel to remove da bugs !

I would then go back with my first of two Microfiber cleaning cloths, wipe dry and remove any remaining residue, then spray and clean with 'Texas Two Step', with a second Microfiber, to put a new finish on the screen that will help with removal of bugs for the next evening
Sep 28th, 2010 1:46 pm
Razmataz
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

Quote:
Originally Posted by Voyager

However, I am starting to see the tell-tale fine scratches in the sun so in a couple more years (bike is a 2007 with 22K miles) and a few thousand more miles, I will probably try something else as I will have nothing to lose.
I used McGuire's Plastic X to take out those scratches. Worked very well. Took out the haze too. I'm starting to get them again, and just cleaned the windshield with Pledge, and noticed that they are not near as visible on a stock windshield. My understanding is that Plexus does that too.
Sep 27th, 2010 9:05 pm
Voyager
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

Quote:
Originally Posted by avonfloater
Great info. Has anybody used Brillianeze (sp?) for windshields, etc.?

Denny
It uses silicone as do many other products. I am still not clear (pun intended!) if silicone is a good idea on a poly shield that has the BMW coating. I have had pretty good luck so far just using water and soap to clean mine and then wiping down with isopropyl alcohol afterwards.

However, I am starting to see the tell-tale fine scratches in the sun so in a couple more years (bike is a 2007 with 22K miles) and a few thousand more miles, I will probably try something else as I will have nothing to lose.
Sep 27th, 2010 3:26 pm
Dick
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

Quote:
Originally Posted by avonfloater
Great info. Has anybody used Brillianeze (sp?) for windshields, etc.?

Denny
Nuttin' butt Brilliianize here, Denny. Been usin' it for a hunnert years on ole Toad. All over ('cept seat and tires). In my praise of Brillianize, I always include the disclaimer - if you're gonna paint any part in the relatively near future, don't use Brillianize on the part to be painted - paint ain't gonna stick.
Sep 27th, 2010 2:14 pm
avonfloater
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

Great info. Has anybody used Brillianeze (sp?) for windshields, etc.?

Denny
Sep 27th, 2010 11:33 am
GlennM86
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

Quote:
Originally Posted by DanDiver
.... just water and a clean microfiber towel on the windshield.. Let the water soak for a few minutes and wipe off. Still looks new and doesn't cost too much.

+1 Dan.

I use hot water on a micro fiber towel. Let it rest on the windshield a few minutes, then wipe it down with the same wet towel.

Dry it with a different (moist) micro fiber towel.
Sep 26th, 2010 10:55 am
deanwoolsey
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

I got a microfiber wash mitt at Target which is really great for bug removal. Beats any commercial product I've tried. Dip it in water and rub gently. The bugs just melt away. Pledge is the best thing around for shoe polish. After you finish up, spray the boots or shoes as light as possible and then follow up with an old cotton t-shirt. Did that for 28 years on my duty boots. Used to wear a hole in the sole and the leather still looked perfect. It's great stuff.
Sep 26th, 2010 8:58 am
wolfstudios
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

I have a Aeroflow windshield and no degradation after using Pledge for 11 years. Cheap, readily accessible, and works great.
Love the smell too!!!!!!!!
Sep 24th, 2010 1:08 am
Razmataz
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

Quote:
Originally Posted by joegottberg
I use Pledge when I changemy tires, acts as a lubricant. .
Nice tip Joe.
Sep 23rd, 2010 11:37 pm
joegottberg
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

I use Pledge when I changemy tires, acts as a lubricant. Haven't tried it on the rest of the Bike, I usually use the Turtle Wax ICE. Works great.

I'm trying the pledge.
Sep 23rd, 2010 3:52 pm
copilot
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

Use Pledge on my entire Goldwing; but really prefer the Plexus for the final touch up of the windshield. Also, use only Plexus on the inside of my helmet visor.
Sep 23rd, 2010 12:18 pm
dougholck
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

Turtle Wax Express Shine on the whole bike for years, no issues with clear or painted surfaces.
http://www.turtlewax.com/main.taf?p=2,1,4,3
Sep 22nd, 2010 8:50 pm
RVB1019
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

Hmmm....I always tease my wife that the smell of lemon pledge turns me on. If I use it on my LT, I really will love my bike more than my wife.
Sep 22nd, 2010 1:36 pm
Kra961
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

Anyone have any thoughts to just using the same wax you use on your bike? I clean mine with warm soapy water and then wax it at the same time with the bike haven't seen any evidence of it causing any problem's with the film
Sep 22nd, 2010 1:34 pm
slmorley
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

I've used Plexus for years and like it. It works well in keeping the black tip over wings black.

But I like Slip Streamer windshield polish and cleaner for the windshield. Seems to work better.

Never tried Pledge. I'll have to give it a shot.
Sep 22nd, 2010 1:34 pm
Razmataz
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

Used Pledge on my Vetter fairings (including windshield) back in the 70's. Wonderful stuff. Gonna get some for the LT too. I've been using a wet & dry microfiber towels, but I remember the rain just rolled off the windshield with Pledge.
Sep 22nd, 2010 1:29 pm
Boatzo
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

Quote:
Originally Posted by jrh2020
Looking at the material safety data sheets:

Pledge
Deionized Water 60% to 100%
Alkanes, C7-10-iso- 5% to 10% (some form of paraffin, but probably acts as a solvent as well)
Dimethicone 5% to 10% (some form of silicone)
Butane 1% to 5% (propellant?)
Propane 1% to 5% (propellant?)
Isobutane 1% to 5% (propellant?)

Plexus
Alipathic Petroleum Distillates 23% (some form of petroleum based solvent)
Propane 3% (propellant?)
Isobutane 12% (propellant?)

Didn't learn too much (except the numbers don't add up to 100%), but nothing too apparent that might hurt polycarbonates, Pledge looks pretty mild.
It never ceases to amaze me about the information we get on this forum. We sure have the full range of knowledge and expertise. Thanks so much.

I still have a half full can of Plexus, but having read this thread, I am going to steal a can of the wife's Pledge and give it a go. She will probably never miss it
Sep 22nd, 2010 5:46 am
wa1200lt
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

Lemon Pledge smells like .........lemons. Lavender Pledge? I think I need to change fragrances on my next purchase! Lavender Pledge would better complement my purple bike!

Been using pledge forever.

Loren
Sep 21st, 2010 10:46 pm
wsp310
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

++1 on Pledge.
Been using pledge on all my bikes, aircraft and other stuff for 25+ years. never been an issue and cleans up nice with a shine. The lemony scent is nice too.
Sep 21st, 2010 6:51 pm
garry_kramer
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

Quote:
Originally Posted by CharlieVT
Not only will it improve your glide ratio, but will help you core those thermals as well.
I only landed out once in a competition otherwise I always made it to my destination.

Garry
Sep 21st, 2010 6:11 pm
CharlieVT
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

Quote:
Originally Posted by garry_kramer
I used to use Pledge on my sailplane, wings, empanage, tail . Made it nice and slippery don't know if it helped me or not.

Garry
Not only will it improve your glide ratio, but will help you core those thermals as well.

I've used Pledge on everything imaginable so far with only one bad result. I have Nolan helmets with a fog shield which snaps inside the main visor. Pledge changed the fog shield, gave it a funny textured surface and ruined the optical clarity. Oops!
Sep 21st, 2010 4:38 pm
garry_kramer
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

Quote:
Originally Posted by CharlieVT
I have lots of cans of Plexus, a couple or more in the garage, one on each bike.
When I visit my local, old home BMW shop and have a free cup of coffee and don't buy anything else, I pick up another can of Plexus.
Good product, but kinda 'spensive. I'd do better paying Starbuck's rates for the coffee.

I remember posts years ago suggesting that Lemon Pledge furniture polish was good for cleaning the windshield, etc.

Recently during a trip to the hardware store I found myself looking at Lemon Pledge so I brought home a can.

Lemon Pledge doesn't seem to disolve bug guts quite as fast as Plexus, but so far seems to do the job at a quarter of the price of Plexus.

Anyone been using Lemon Pledge for a while and noticed any adverse effects on the windshield or body parts?

Thanks,
I used to use Pledge on my sailplane, wings, empanage, tail . Made it nice and slippery don't know if it helped me or not.

Garry
Sep 21st, 2010 4:20 pm
Atomicman
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

Quote:
Originally Posted by CharlieVT
I have lots of cans of Plexus, a couple or more in the garage, one on each bike.
When I visit my local, old home BMW shop and have a free cup of coffee and don't buy anything else, I pick up another can of Plexus.
Good product, but kinda 'spensive. I'd do better paying Starbuck's rates for the coffee.

I remember posts years ago suggesting that Lemon Pledge furniture polish was good for cleaning the windshield, etc.

Recently during a trip to the hardware store I found myself looking at Lemon Pledge so I brought home a can.

Lemon Pledge doesn't seem to disolve bug guts quite as fast as Plexus, but so far seems to do the job at a quarter of the price of Plexus.

Anyone been using Lemon Pledge for a while and noticed any adverse effects on the windshield or body parts?

Thanks,
Plexus is ridiculously priced at the dealer. You can find it on the web much much cheaper. I think it works great for the entire bike as well as the windshield.

Last time I bought 6 13 Oz. cans for $76.58 including freight.
That is $12.76 per 13 Oz. Can. The dealer was selling 7 Oz for $14.24 Inc. Sales Tax. ($13.00)
www.PowerSportSuperstore,com price is now $13.99 for 13 Ozs. I think that is still the cheapest I could find on the web.

I still have not used 6 cans in nearly 1.5 years.
Sep 21st, 2010 4:04 pm
DanDiver
Re: Plexus vs. Lemon Pledge

Quote:
Originally Posted by rkimmel2
I agree. If shield is real smutz, I soak an old tee shirt in warm water and let the dripping tee rest on the shield for 10 minutes or so, then a microfiber towel or blue shop towel.
I keep the corner of an old contour sheet in the garage and hang it on the windshield, wet for about 10 minutes or so after a ride and easily wipe off all the love bugs and grime. Dry with a microfiber. Still got the original windshield and it looks new. Easy and cheep...
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