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Pledge to clean windshield

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 17, 2010 6:50 pm



For a long time I've used regular Pledge (furniture polish) to clean the windshield on my bike. It does a great job, keeps the rain beading, and doesn't streak. However, it's always left a slight oily coating on the windshield, which attracted dust over a day or two, which necessitated cleaning it all the time. However...I've found a new Pledge "multi surface" cleaning product that cleans even better, and leaves no oily coating at all. If you see this in the store, give it a try - it does an amazing job cleaning! I just spray it on, wipe it with a clean towel (vertically only), then use a second clean towel to polish it clear. Works great!
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Re: Pledge to clean windshield

Postby Right Winger » Tue May 18, 2010 1:56 am

:) Looks good but what is the cost ? Pledge the tradishional lemon stuff is cheeper than most automotive spray mist and wipes. I actully like the thin film left by lemon pledge for two reasons #1 it makes road debris ( tar & bugs) easier to wipe off, #2 I just like to wipe :lol: See Pledge as we all know was made for wood, the thin film left behind was supposed to be absorbed by the wood. Well on anything else it just lays there as protection. I like that. Because when it attracts dust that gives me an excuse to wipe :lol: You see it all works out for me :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Pledge to clean windshield

Postby WingAdmin » Tue May 18, 2010 7:00 am

It costs about the same - and I've been using it for a week or so now, and it seems to work just as well as the original Pledge.

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Re: Pledge to clean windshield

Postby Right Winger » Tue May 18, 2010 7:07 am

8-) I will put it on my shopping list . Check it out

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Re: Pledge to clean windshield

Postby Right Winger » Thu May 20, 2010 3:38 am

I went to Wally World to day just for the heck of it I looked at the new Pledge and low and behold it is the same price as the lemon stuff. What the heck I grabed a can :roll: I'll check it out when we get some decent weather on the weekend :D Thanks for the tip :)

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Re: Pledge to clean windshield

Postby WingAdmin » Thu May 20, 2010 9:23 am

I'm sold on it - I put it on a few days ago, and when I rode into work this morning, it was still clean and dust-free. I hit a bit of rain just after I had applied it, and it beaded up and ran off just like the old Pledge.

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Re: Pledge to clean windshield

Postby Bob W » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:10 am

What is the problem with the dust. You are supposed to wipe it down every day aren't you ?
If you are doing the required mainainence then you never have to worry about dust accumulating.

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Re: Pledge to clean windshield

Postby colemadad » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:13 am

I used to use the Honda plactic cleaner but there's no going back since I tried this new pledge. It bug guts and whatnot off much better and is all round easier to use. Another great tip for this site.

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Re: Pledge to clean windshield

Postby Bob W » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:13 am

After all isn't wiping down the bike the only truely required maintainance ? The bike tends to go on forever without any problems other than a little dust.

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Re: Pledge to clean windshield

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:10 pm

Bob W wrote:What is the problem with the dust. You are supposed to wipe it down every day aren't you ?
If you are doing the required mainainence then you never have to worry about dust accumulating.


I do clean my windshield every morning before I set out. However, with the old Pledge, after sitting in the parking lot at work for 8 hours, the windshield was absolutely covered in dust, and if it got dark, was bad for seeing through with oncoming headlights. The new stuff I use does not do this - the dust doesn't stick to it like it does the old stuff. Much better!

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Re: Pledge to clean windshield

Postby st4r50 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:07 pm

I tried this "new" pledge and I found although the cost is the same per can, the quantity is less. It comes out a lot faster than the old pledge.

I think I'll keep using the lemon after the blue can is empty.

I don't mind the dust as I garage mine at home and work so its not a problem.

Thanks for sharing, I don't mean to be a nay-sayer...just my thoughts.
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Re: Pledge to clean windshield

Postby vthonda » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:52 am

I use regular car wax on my shield and it works fine. Ez to wipe clean, leave no oily film, wipes dust and bugs off with easy. Great in the rain and at night the wax leave the shield clear without having light reflection problems.
Just for info.

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Re: Pledge to clean windshield

Postby Harp » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:09 am

To avoid the sticky, oily residue that attracts road grime, I have always cleaned my windshields with rubbing alcohol diluted with water. When I find there are too many bugs dried on the windshield, I first clean with Spic-n-span and then wipe with the alcohol solution.

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Re: Pledge to clean windshield

Postby Fred Blind » Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:54 am

Hello all

Sounds like a great idea I live in Florida and when I am caught in a rainstorm, my windshield always starts to fog up and I cant see through it. Will the pledge help to stop it from fogging?

Also wanted to ask about automotive products such as Rain X will that damage the windshield, I think it says not to be used on plastics.

Thank you, Fred

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Re: Pledge to clean windshield

Postby barkman49 » Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:02 pm

used it to clean windshield and it worked wonderful i also used it on the chrome and it shined it up looks better than when I polished it and the Rain-X will yellow the windshield so I don't used it I learned the hard way. I had to replace the windshield
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Re: Pledge to clean windshield

Postby Metcalfe1963 » Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:09 pm

Any of you guys ever tried Plexus? Best product ever made to clean windscreens and yes, it is more expensive than Pledge. By the way, this is my first post. Just bought my first Goldwing. Going to go get it tomorrow. 2003 ABS with the fastest color. :D

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Re: Pledge to clean windshield

Postby Oldsmores » Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:29 pm

I've got to say - Plexus is the best. Pledge is OK, but it seems to leave a residue that fogs...

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Re: Pledge to clean windshield

Postby earnies2 » Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:23 am

I have always used pledge for years .....even on my cars...I started using it years ago whean i owned a double bunk Freightliner and it was black every day it got pledged and looked great...If you try to tell people what you use thay would laugh and say furnature pollish LOL :o




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