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Old 06-01-2012, 12:42 AM   #46
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refillable with very dilute car windscreen washer fluid

works very quickly on all insect entrails and other unpleasantness

quick wipe over with a microfibre cloth afterwards and you're good to go

no need to remove helmet.
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Old 06-01-2012, 05:44 AM   #47
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Faceshield cleaning question

I used to use the Plexus and I loved it.. then I bought a National Cycle windshield and I was given some National Cycle windshield cleaner... Out in Montana on a long ride, my can of plexus died and I had run headlong into the swarm of evening bugs that we all love... In a pinch, I used the windshield cleaner... I have NEVER had anything remove bug guts that quickly.. the Plexus even had to sit for a minute to remove all of it but this stuff doesn't.. spray it on, wipe it off... they are GONE... You get a glass refill bottle (not recommended to carry) and a small spray bottle with a microfiber cloth in the package... perfect for luggage...

http://shop.nationalcycle.com/perl/c..._model=all-002
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:02 AM   #48
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I keep one of these in my tankbag, works great...
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+1 on this. handy and works quite well.
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:16 PM   #49
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So which way would you rub? Up and down or side to side? I am thinking the cleaning strokes should be side to side as it will scratch with some bug guts. I would think side to side mini scratches would be better than an up and down pattern.
I've always gone lateral, or side to side. It just seems more efficient than up and down, I.e., fewer strokes. But up and down would work if you always go that way. I do aircraft windshields up and down because I can't reach all the way across to the other side. Start out lightly with plenty of juice and always be using a clean section of the cloth. You wanna make sure you're not rubbing dirt or other abrasives into the plastic.
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:32 PM   #50
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Pledge Wipes then microfiber cloth

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Old 06-01-2012, 06:01 PM   #51
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I keep an old "holey" sock in the tankbag. That and some water from my water bottle seem to work just fine.
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:36 PM   #52
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Hydrogen peroxide!!

Hydrogen Peroxide works AWESOME on bugs. Buy a small spray bottle at Walmart (less than $1) and a bottle of hydrogen peroxide (super cheap). I carry that and a small microfiber cloth. When you stop, spray it on the faceshield and watch the foaming action of the HP breaking down the proteins in the bugs. Works better than anything else I have ever tried, it's easy to get, and super cheap. I've been using it for years.
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:12 PM   #53
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amsoil

a couple years ago I bought some oil for my bike. My buddy that sells amsoil threw me a can of "miracle wash" and asked to let him know how it worked. spray it on, let it bubble a bit and wipe it off w/ a microfiber. great stuff. use on the bike, helmet, cars. A can goes a long way. Leaves a rainx effect when done with zero glare. wife liked it on her van so much she uses it on the house windows. she says they stay cleaner longer(????????) what ever. $8/can I buy 1 can per year

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Old 06-02-2012, 06:28 PM   #54
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I keep some Plexus in the tank bag. Other than that, I just use spit and a paper towel stuffed in my jacket pocket between stops.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:40 PM   #55
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micro fiber towel and this, small spray bottle last me many rides

That's the combination I use, and it works perfectly! I also find that it the Plexus improves visibility in the rain, as the water glides off the visor instantly, and there's no light-flares at night.
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:40 PM   #56
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I use a spray called Spray-Away. Kind of hard to find, but about $4.00 a can. Foams and will loosen the bugs. Clean off with a microfiber cloth.Oh, and it dosen't hurt to wash the microfiber cloth every couple of years (or more often).
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:03 AM   #57
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Or if you are riding at night without anything at hand and cant see a damn thing you can always spit on it and use your shirt as a cleaning agent I even used water from a not so nice roadside small water pool once. As long as you get it really wet anything works.

Of course only to be used on those unexpected night adventures
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:12 AM   #58
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Hydrogen Peroxide works AWESOME on bugs. Buy a small spray bottle at Walmart (less than $1) and a bottle of hydrogen peroxide (super cheap). I carry that and a small microfiber cloth. When you stop, spray it on the faceshield and watch the foaming action of the HP breaking down the proteins in the bugs. Works better than anything else I have ever tried, it's easy to get, and super cheap. I've been using it for years.
+1 and it also doesn't hurt paint, plastics or anything else.
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:39 AM   #59
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+1 and it also doesn't hurt paint, plastics or anything else.
I wouldn't be so sure. It is an oxidizer and relatively aggressive. Of course the concentration you get in the store is not so high, but I would keep it away from anything but the face shield (which people seem to have tested for long-term usage).

It is very efficient in bleaching pretty much anything, including skin, in higher concentrations. With low concentrations it just takes longer.
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:52 AM   #60
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Be aware that some crushed bug bodies can be as abrasive as crushed glass! Try to let whatever you use soak as long as possible and wipe as little as possible. Fold a microfiber cloth in half twice for 8 clean segments and throw it away when it becomes dirty. Don't take my advice if scratched plastic doesn't bother you. GH
my visor has seen 60K + miles of bugs, bugs from Montana to Florida, NC to Yuma.......only scratches are from a drop on the ground.


I even used those brown winsheild towels by the squeegee.

Hell, I have even used the squeegee itself on the visor.


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I always keep a few paper towels that I get from gas stations, bathrooms, food joints, or ones from home and a bottle of water for screens and drinkin'.
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