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I did a search, and found LOTS of suggestions, however, maybe there is more current info or input out there...
V-Stream windscreen, 2001 K1200LT.
What is the best way to clean the INSIDE of the windscreen for anti-fog, and the OUTSIDE for rain repellent.
I don't use Rain-X, and the decal on the screen says "NO ALCOHOL". I was told denatured alcohol was good, but I am hesitant after that decal.....
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I just use plexus on mine, both sides and do not have a fogging problem
 

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Hi, this cleaning with alcohol or furniture polish is for the original windscreen only. I don't know if you can use that on the other screens on the market also. I would be careful. Best you use just clear warm water. This smoke on the screen is anyway gone if the temperatures come up a little.

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I use a UVEX safety spectacle cleaning product for the original BMW screen, it is formulated specifically for polycarbonate. My mate uses the Plexus in a spray can for his after-market screen. I think the Plexus may be meant to fill in some minor scratches as well. He likes the product.
 

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Hi, this cleaning with alcohol or furniture polish is for the original windscreen only. I don't know if you can use that on the other screens on the market also. I would be careful. Best you use just clear warm water. This smoke on the screen is anyway gone if the temperatures come up a little.

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Excellent point, but when the dewpoint is really high, the inside of the screen fogs. Does anyone make something for that?
 

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I use hot water.

Saw this somewhere...

Cleaning: Wash with a clean soft cloth, plenty of warm water and, if necessary, a non-abrasive soap such as dishwashing liquid. Flannel or soft chamois make good cleaning cloths. Do not use rain protective products on the screen due to the solvent action of the alcohol in these products. Do not allow brake fluid, alcohol, or strong solvents to contact
the screen.
 

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I will try washing with warm water and Dawn liquid, then Plexus. Anything to ensure the best possible vision!
 

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I also use plexus and love it!
 

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As I said before just clear warm water will take the fog away. I use Furniture Polish maybe twice a Year. I ride also in the winter and once in a while I have some foging on the screen I use just clear water then and it stays clear for a time. But I never use some chemicals to provide this it will destroy the foil on the screen. I talk about the original screen.
Just wash it of.

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Cochinosucio said:
I did a search, and found LOTS of suggestions, however, maybe there is more current info or input out there...
V-Stream windscreen, 2001 K1200LT.
What is the best way to clean the INSIDE of the windscreen for anti-fog, and the OUTSIDE for rain repellent.
I don't use Rain-X, and the decal on the screen says "NO ALCOHOL". I was told denatured alcohol was good, but I am hesitant after that decal.....
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Once can always check with the maker of the product.
http://www.nationalcycle.com/WhyBuy/chapter6.html

Maybe their cleaner is crazy expensive, but if not I would consider using it to be sure the shield isn't damaged by cleaning.
 

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I've used Plexus to clean windscreens and canopys of airplanes. Works great. Use a microcloth and don't rub to get grime off.
 

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+1 on the Plexus. Never use RainX as it will cause the shield eventually to go white (works great on glass, not on plastics).
 

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Plexus is awesome, use it!

BUT... I like to pre-clean my windscreen before using Plexus... basically to get rid of the bugs and other on the screen without abrasion...

HERE's HOW... I use an old, clean bath towel and soak it with the hottest water I can get. Then lay it flat against the outside of the screen for a few minutes. Everything softens up and wipes right off. Then use the Plexus to finish the job and polish the screen. I ONLY use clean microfiber towels when cleaning with Plexus, and I wash them separately from all other items, usually running through a second double-rinse cycle wash with NO soap to make sure all soapy residue is removed. Then a gentle dry, fold, and store in a plastic bag to keep junk off of them. This process works great for the screen and the MF towels.
 

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I too have tried Plexus but after so many recommended water and micro towel I now keep a spray bottle full of water and a couple of micros in a zip lock bag in the side case. And I think Dan Driver suggested an old towel sewn to fit the windscreen, wet it and let it sit over night or at the end of a ride and that works.
ride safe :)
 

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deputy5211 said:
Plexus is awesome, use it!

BUT... I like to pre-clean my windscreen before using Plexus... basically to get rid of the bugs and other on the screen without abrasion...

HERE's HOW... I use an old, clean bath towel and soak it with the hottest water I can get. Then lay it flat against the outside of the screen for a few minutes. Everything softens up and wipes right off. Then use the Plexus to finish the job and polish the screen. I ONLY use clean microfiber towels when cleaning with Plexus, and I wash them separately from all other items, usually running through a second double-rinse cycle wash with NO soap to make sure all soapy residue is removed. Then a gentle dry, fold, and store in a plastic bag to keep junk off of them. This process works great for the screen and the MF towels.
FWIW, when traveling I have never had a hotel fail to let me use an old towel for soaking the bugs off. I guess they appreciate that I asked for an old towel rather than messing up one of the better towels from my guest room!
 

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FWIW, when traveling I have never had a hotel fail to let me use an old towel for soaking the bugs off. I guess they appreciate that I asked for an old towel rather than messing up one of the better towels from my guest room!
+1 on asking houskeeping for old ratty towels! :D
 

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FWIW, when traveling I have never had a hotel fail to let me use an old towel for soaking the bugs off. I guess they appreciate that I asked for an old towel rather than messing up one of the better towels from my guest room!
Hotels have "good" towels? :rotf:

But seriously most hotels that are in motorcycle frequented areas will often have a tub of towels for motorcycle use.
 
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