Faceshield cleaning

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by gmk999, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    My Icon helmet came with one of these and a small microfiber towel. Instructions with the helmet said to use a mild dishwashing soap in the bottle, spray on and let soak for a minute, then wipe off with one side of the towel and buff with the other.

    Both fit in a small sandwich bag that I keep in the tank bag.

    So far so good :deal
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  2. * SHAG *

    * SHAG * Unstable

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    I tried the cleaner and went back to the regular Rain X, after using a wet towel to re-hydrate the bugs for removal. I have also been using Rain X on my vario bags and system cases long time.
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  3. Jisei

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    I also have a Shoei. On my 3rd season with the same visor...still looks brand new. Remove and use dish soap. Dry with soft towel.
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  4. gmk999

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    for the responses.. I was looking more for something that restores the shield back to clear from that yellow dinginess that age brings on.(see photo)
    Like i said before the dishwasher does a great job but I've been without one for a few years now,. Day to day care is one thing but keeping the yellow away is another. this shield was bought at the BMWMOA in Penn. a few years ago. it's clean and scratch free, but see the yellow. I'm going to use a friends dishwasher will post the difference later.
    [​IMG]
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  5. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Yellowing is how polycarbonate shows its age.
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  6. scottrnelson

    scottrnelson Team Orange

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    I have some clear Shoei faceshields as old as 1997 with no yellowing. Several of the helmets are history, but I still have a number of old shields and none of them show any yellowing.

    You might want to consider a different helmet brand to solve your problem. :nod
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  7. catweasel67

    catweasel67 RD04

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    Or only buy OEM - I'm guessing you bought cheaper aftermarkets.
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  8. gmk999

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    Wish that was it, 35 years of riding , i have had countless helmets . I'm looking at five of them right now. Maybe its where and when we ride thats the difference?
    I'm at a loss. but as I get older it is easier to keep shields cleaner and scratch free longer, so this yellowing is getting to be a sore spot with me. Guess i should just go tinted eh?

    @ catweasel.. its the original shield on the helmet
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  9. catweasel67

    catweasel67 RD04

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    Then I'd contact the manufacturer and ask for their advice. Keep it nice, constructive, make mention that you asked for help on advrider (one of the largest adventure sites in the world :evil) but that you had no joy...

    and see what happens.

    It'll take a few minutes of your life, do it via email or their website. You may well be surprised.
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  10. REALGRAVEROBBER

    REALGRAVEROBBER LEAVING GRAVES EMPTY

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    Friend is a bush pilot in Alaska where fog, rain, and bugs on the plastic airplane windshields are a daily thing.

    He uses and recommends Pledge furniture polish. Inexpensive, aerosol cans last forever, and I buy the plastic re-sealing Pledge Wipes at hardware stores for about $5 each. They last me years.

    Use one to wipe the inside and outside of your lens. It eliminates inside fogging, wipes bugs away, and the rain falls off. I usually wipe the inside plastic liner of my helmet off with it too (the dried gunk from sneezing inside the helmet, etc).

    My $0.02.



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