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    Cleaning my visor

    What should I use to clean my visor? Im going out for a ride today in a few hours with slowzuki, and my tinted visor is pretty dirty. What should I use to get it nice and clean without scratching it?
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    soap and water

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    Is dish soap alright to use? Or should I use some car wash soap?
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    mild dish soap is fine.

    if your visor is bug coated, or really dirty, let it soak a few minutes to soften the gunk up. it won't scratch the visor as easily that way.

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    Its the same as most things, rinse the dirt and grit off first so that you don't rub it in, then a mild detergent

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    If mine is really dirty, I put it under the kitchen tap (warm water). I gently rub dish detergent in with my fingers. Skin does not scratch the plastic.

    Do not use paper products on shields.

    A couple good coats of automotive wax will protect for longer term. I polish occasionally with Pledge and a soft cloth once the shield is clean.

    Travelling sucks. I am forced to use the sqeegee and windshield cleaner at service stations but the wax helps.

    I rarely have to replace a shield.

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    What I usually do is, make a piece of paper towel wet, lay that over the visor and just let it sit there for a while so it soaks all the bugs and other goodies. And then I just rinse it of with warm water. No "scrubbing" needed.
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    I just use hand soap and water on a face cloth. Cleans it nicely.

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    Thanks guys, lots of great methods. Mine wasnt bug coated or anything, but did have a lot of dust and crap on it. I took a terry cloth towel, and put some dish soap on it, then put it under hot water and rubbed the soap into the cloth, then gently cleaned the visors, they came out great! I will definitely try the waxing.
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    I use Plexus and a soft, old wash cloth.
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    Don't use those green scouring pads !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgixxer
    Travelling sucks. I am forced to use the sqeegee and windshield cleaner at service stations but the wax helps.
    Don't bother with the squeegee. Just soak a couple of paper towels in the fluid, drape them over the visor while you fuel up, and by the time you're done, the bugs and crap will be softened up enough that another handfull of windshield washer fluid will wash them right off with just your fingers. A quick blot with a dry paper towel and you're ready to go, no scratches.

    I've found enough embedded crap in the squeegees over time that I've sworn off them for visors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shovelhead
    Don't use those green scouring pads !!!

    Hahahha, its funny, because I thought about that for about a quarter of a second, and thought how stupid that would have been to do that. Scratches galore!
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    I don't even use soap. I have a mirrored chrome, so very touchy. I just take visor completely out of helmet, and rinse in warm water, then get a VERY soft cloth and wipe it once. job done.

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    Good advice Commuter Boy and bobkn. I will be sure to use it.

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