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I just replaced the windshield on my 1985 Interstate. What is the best way to clean on the road and at bath time??? I would like to keep it scratch free and was told not to use windex.:cool:
 

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No Windex, ammonia eats plastic. Some favorite products here include Lemon Scented Pledge Funiture Polish ( inexspensive ); Plexus ( sold in bike shops ); and this list should grow as our members wake up to greet the day. If your sleeping, your not riding.
 

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Thanks Chopin!! Does the pledge fog the shield?? Gonna wash and ride within the hour thanks again ! I just joined as a paid member now and I think this is an awesome site!
 

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I used to keep a wet terry rag in a ziplok bag or my drying towel (shammy) in a saddlebag to soften and wipe the bugs off the windscreen. The "honda" spray polish works great also...you know you'll polish something while on the road!
 

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Pledge won't fog and it keeps the rain water beading. Plexus is a great product, but is somewhat expensive. You can also use it on the entire bike for polishing and protecting. Products like Windex and Rain-x are not good for Plexiglas shields. If you have really bad bug marks, soak a rag in water and let it lay on the spot and it will make it easier to get off without scratching the shield..
 

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I use a small spray bottle with water in it, but Honda spray polish and plexis works great also.
 

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I've used Novus plastic cleaner/polish for years, it's in a pump spray bottle. I also just finished up a bottle of Ultra Luster Waterless cleaner which worked out well. Just don't keep any pressure in the bottle and leave it in a warm saddle bag, it will develop a bubble in the bottle and may burst.
 

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I use the Honda stuff in a spray can. It is the same as the polish. If your cleaning encrused bugs use a lot. Soap and water work well with a cotton t shirt as a rag. Be careful to always use a clean rag. I think the wrong clean rag is worse than the wrong cleaning agent.
 

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Thanks alot guys !! I am very happy with the results of the pledge! who thought of that ?? yes the clean rag is paramount i have separate rag for shield and bike!
 

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Lots of things work well, and you'll discover what is most effective for you after you try our advice. Just use common sense and you'll be fine (no bug-off cleaning pads or squeegees:eek: thank-you). Soaking the dried on ones realy helps (you can use a garage paper towel for soaking...not rubbing)
 

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Thanks alot guys !! I am very happy with the results of the pledge! who thought of that ?? yes the clean rag is paramount i have separate rag for shield and bike!
" I Pledge allegiance to a Clean Rag of the United..........for which it stands, one nation under Gloss, invisible, with clarity and scratchless for all. "
 

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" I Pledge allegiance to a Clean Rag of the United..........for which it stands, one nation under Gloss, invisible, with clarity and scratchless for all. "
Chopin.....D_MN, YOUR GOOD!
Pledge travels with me.
 
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