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Rainy windshield

Post by Tpawre » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:26 am

Any suggestions for a windshield "treatment" that will shed water, dew and fog? I just got this wing, and i've forgotten about this as i haven't had a windshield in 20 yrs!! Thanks

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Re: Rainy windshield

Post by alwims » Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:36 am

Lemon Pledge. Best stuff to use on most plastic windshields.

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Re: Rainy windshield

Post by Tpawre » Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:47 am

Thank you, i'll try it. Will there be any "build-up issues? Any idea on how often? Being in new hamphire there is always something!

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Re: Rainy windshield

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:15 am

Pledge works well, but this stuff works amazingly well - I included a video that I took: Moto Solutions RainCoat windshield coating

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Re: Rainy windshield

Post by themainviking » Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:27 pm

Tpawre wrote:Will there be any "build-up issues? Any idea on how often?
Whenever you apply some, it will remove what is there and leave you with a nice fresh coat. Any time it appears to not be doing it's nice bead job, apply another coat, and also anytime you have bugs, you can apply a coat and it will renew itself and remove the bugs. I have been told that it does not necessarily have to be the lemon variety of pledge either, but I always use the lemon. I kinda like a lemon scented bike, :lol:

Also, the Moto Solutions product that WingAdmin mentioned works fantastically and they also have one that is antifog.
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Re: Rainy windshield

Post by minimac » Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:14 am

If you use the lemon scented one, be forewarned- bees love that stuff.

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Re: Rainy windshield

Post by fixdent » Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:19 am

the lemon pledge trick works real well. Also it takes small scratches out of the plastic.

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Re: Rainy windshield

Post by bstig60 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:30 pm

I use Behold, the lemon varity. Great for getting the bugs off.

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Re: Rainy windshield

Post by brettchallenger » Sat Oct 04, 2014 3:43 am

Just a word of caution for European/UK riders regarding "lemon Pledge". Have looked at SC Johnson's site (the manufacturer), and there doesn't appear to be a product called "Lemon Pledge" available. There are a number of Pledge spray-on polish products and having looked at the data sheet provided by SC Johnson, they all use "Naphtha (petroleum), hydrotreated heavy" as a major ingredient - http://www.scjproducts.info/corporate/i ... lassic.pdf . All the information I have read (including Honda's) is that such products should not be used on the windshield.

The US product, "Pledge Lemon Clean" does not appear to use naphtha, though it does use isoparaffin which is a mild solvent.

As an aside, the lemon component is said to come from "SC Johnson's Fragrance Palatte" and presumably is not active ingredient in the polishing process other than to make it smell pleasant, so presumably the other flavours will work just as well.

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