Strangest thread yet!

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by opticat, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. Tor

    Tor Norwegian Viking

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    Yeah I would not recommend going to Walmart for this, specially if it's a busy one
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  2. opticat

    opticat Adventurer

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    I used Moldstat Plus. Didn't last. It was hazy the next day. It stays clear for about one day, and that's it. Bike stays garaged unless I'm riding it. And the haze is both inside and outside. Weird.
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  3. tentative_rider

    tentative_rider Wanna Be On Gravel

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    Agree, weird....
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  4. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    I always remove the plastic. It's not like it's useful for anything. You don't read a map through it and it's a crappy storage area. I used to stuff gas receipts in there but now I just consult my credit card bill.
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  5. opticat

    opticat Adventurer

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    OK, here we go again! I think I've solved this problem. After trying a bunch of different waxes and cleaners and still having the haze appear a day or so later, I moistened a rag with WD 40 and rubbed the inside and outside of the clear plastic. It's been a month so far, and the plastic remains clear and free from that film. Just made sure it was wet with the WD, then wiped it off with a microfiber cloth. So far it's nice and clear and I can actually see my map! Still weird, but problem solved!
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  6. krellheat

    krellheat Milk Crate Challenged

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    It may be the garage is full of mold spore and the plastic is like a petri dish to the mold?
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  7. opticat

    opticat Adventurer

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    No, krellheat, the garage is spotless and climate controlled. But thanks for the input! I could see that happening in damp conditions. So far, what ever it was is gone!
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  8. GHOC

    GHOC FNG

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    If the problem returns, try cleaning them with a 50/50 solution of water and the original formulae Listerine. This is used as a fungicide by those who grow dope indoors.
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  9. Gillus

    Gillus High Desert Rat

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    Glad you got it fixed, I thought this might be an auxiliary remote location for a water pump weep hole :lol3
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  10. ErikMotoMan

    ErikMotoMan Crash tester & discount dummy

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    Neighbors cat is usually the culprit....
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  11. Scourge

    Scourge Long timer

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    Nobody thought of vinegar? It kills spores and fungus. It is great for cleaning plastics and glass. I use it on my windscreen, helmet, sunglasses... anything clear. It also takes the stink out of polyester/plastic/spandex riding gear if you replace the fabric softener with it in the laundry. And it removes hard water stains from chrome and shower glass. And dishwashers. And the silverware in dishwashers.

    $2 a gallon.
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  12. Blu_Vue

    Blu_Vue Nothing is what it seems.

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    Baking Soda And water solution

    Or baking soda and vinegar
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