Stupid Faceshield Cleaning Question (bug guts)

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by TN3Sport, May 29, 2012.

  1. japako

    japako Been here awhile

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    I have used it for years on my bikes. I even use it on the paint, rubber and plastic. Have never had a problem.
    If you can use this on your skin, you can use it on almost anything..
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  2. Dave2

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    I've read somewhere that the ingredients for Plexus and Pledge are exactly the same.
    Been using Pledge for years on my tupperware and my face shields.

    Another system. Small spray bottle. Warm water w a drop of dishwashing liquid. Keep it in the tankbag with a microfiber towel.. Works great.
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  3. RJK

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    I hear ya, but at the low concentration levels of store bought peroxide(3%), that's then diluted again in a sprayer it doesn't hurt anything. But it's good at making organic bug guts soft and slippery again :lol3:lol3. I was very skeptical the first time I heard this long time ago, but after cautiously trying it, I'm a believer now. I'd say I've been using peroxide for over 10 yrs now and have never seen any ill affects from it.

    Ive used Plexus, Pledge, and the drop of soap in a sprayer method many times, but for bug removal, especially when I'm on the road, peroxide is the way to go. When at home I still use peroxide to clean and than follow up with Plexis or Pledge (which makes everything easier the next time).
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  4. RJK

    RJK Been here awhile

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    Why on Tupperware? :huh
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  5. JTT

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    Nobody mention V Sponge? I've been using them for a couple of years and they're brilliant. Stay moist all season. Fits tidy in a jacket pocket so it's always available and ready to use.
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  6. beck49

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    I'm sure all of the solutions posted work fine, but the advantage of the V2 sponge is that it works great and takes up virtually no room when traveling. It was apparently voted product of the year in the UK, for what that's worth.
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  7. Pantah

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    When I refuel, I take a windshield paper towel, soak it, and lay it over my face shield a couple minutes. The bugs come right off with vary a scrub. I do the same thing with the rest of my helmet and my windscreen.
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  8. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    FWIW, "tupperware" is slang for "plastic bodywork" on motorcycles... :norton
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  9. obadiah

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    My mom told me a similar story when I was growing up, I was bummed when I heard otherwise... the foaming action is not killing germs/breaking down proteins. Its just catalase turning peroxide into water and oxygen. Most things that live in an oxygen rich environment have it in their bodies, and it doesn't take much catalase (even with the relative size of a bug) since the churn rate for it is in the millions per second.

    I guess I'm saying that you might as well just use water... probably cheaper?

    Now that my 36 dollar/credit hour junior college was useful for the first time, I'm going to reward myself with a beer. :loll

    Obadiah
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  10. JDMitchell

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    I knew there was a reason I liked the Pledge so much. The only complaint I have ever heard about it, is the fact that the lemon scent possibly attracts bees and wasps. I have always used the orange scent and I haven't noticed any stinging insects hanging around.

    I have an iridium tinted shield and the pledge hasn't caused any streaking or discoloration unlike Windex that removed the coating on a previous shield.
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  11. Droptarotter

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    Lemon Pledge for me.
    Use a wet towel of some sorts draped over the shield to soften up the bugs while doing other things, then finish with the lemon Pledge.

    Cheers
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  12. worwig

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    I use Plexus when the grunge is serious and also have a small Plexus sprayer in my jacket pocket. Generally, I use Pledge though, because the price of Plexus has gotten stupid expensive, and the Pledge is good enough.
    I can say that Plexus does work better. No doubt in my mind. But not enough better to pay the $17 or whatever it is for a large can.

    I have a small spray bottle of strong dishwashing liquid also. I use it in the winter because it help to keep the fog off the shield.
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