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10-16-2014, 04:51 PM (This post was last modified: 10-16-2014 04:52 PM by Kimsnot.)
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Cleaning windshield away from home
So I see that using glass cleaning products or anything other then soapy water will void the warranty on my Memphis Shades windshield.

What does everyone else use when your not home and need to clean bugs and road scum off the windshield?


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10-16-2014, 05:05 PM
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RE: Cleaning windshield away from home
400 grit sandpaper...cuz we'ze gots some baaad bugs here in Texas. Biggrin

Seriously, I figured screw the warranty. I'm NOT recommending anyone else do that, but for myself I took the risk of using a product that I've trusted for a long time on everything from firearms to musical instruments to chrome to plastic - Renaissance Wax. I figured since I've got one of those mostly tinted "scoop" windshields on my bat wing if it did discolor or haze it wouldn't be noticeable, anyway.

So I waxed both the bat wing and the windshield a while back and so far no ill effects. I don't know if the story might be different if it sat in the sun every day. Although, it does get a few hours of sun a day even under the car port.

The wax makes it a lot easier to get the bugs off. I decided to do this after cleaning all those bugs off from that trip to OK last fall.

For those who are worried about the warranty, somebody on here recommended carrying a wet chamois and just laying it on the windshield to soften the bugs.

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10-16-2014, 05:15 PM
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RE: Cleaning windshield away from home
i went cheaper and works well just have to reapply to maintain and you get that lemony smell, you can use it on your helmet visor as also good rain repellent, lemon pledge just let it soak that bug guts and comes right off, also a good chrome polish.

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10-16-2014, 05:39 PM
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Cleaning windshield away from home
@oldephart 400 grit damn remind me to never ride thru TX.

@keith I'll have to try that never heard it before thanks


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10-16-2014, 05:59 PM
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RE: Cleaning windshield away from home
i keep a couple bottle of it around along with microfiber cloths. works great, like said for the repellent you just have to reapply, no big deal, but spray on the windshield and let soak for a bit, cleans right up and gives it the same repellent also for water. depending on the bug may need a extra soaking @Kimsnot. spray on the chrome even paint cleans up really well, like it on the chrome the best and easiest and you can find pledge at about any grocer much less all wally.

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10-16-2014, 11:28 PM
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RE: Cleaning windshield away from home
Ive been using Plexus. It works very well and the bugs come off easy. I always have a bottle and micro fiber towel in my bag.
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10-19-2014, 01:05 AM
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RE: Cleaning windshield away from home
My wife or I will carry a small can of plexus and a couple microfiber detail cloths in the gear.
We will use them for our visors or windshields when things get thick.

But if under warranty, do as they say.
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11-13-2014, 07:17 AM
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RE: Cleaning windshield away from home
Another for for Plexus. It works very well for removing road grime and bugs.
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