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Offline Wasp

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Best Way to Clean Screen
« on: August 01, 2009, 09:00:51 am »
Any advice on how to clean a screen minimising scratch damage?  I tried it all lots of running water first, then Mr Min etc. Just got the bike back from service and BMW now have a policy not to touch the screen of any bike booked in for a service.

You get a mint clean bike with dirty screen after it was serviced...stupid.
 

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Re: Best Way to Clean Screen
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2009, 09:05:23 am »
I use prepsol to clean my whole bike, even screen. Leave it on for 10mins, rinse of, and buff my screen with an old cotton tshirt and it works good.
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Re: Best Way to Clean Screen
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2009, 09:06:39 am »
Shamois-cloth works wonders as well.
 

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Re: Best Way to Clean Screen
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2009, 08:14:29 am »
Car polish, to remove the bugs too
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Re: Best Way to Clean Screen
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2009, 08:15:32 am »
I also hear Wim works well on KTM's as well ;)
 

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Re: Best Way to Clean Screen
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2009, 09:39:54 am »
Lay a hot chamois across you screen that will loosen most bugs and marks then buff with a soft cloth. I have one cloth that i keep purely to use on the screen
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Re: Best Way to Clean Screen
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2009, 10:00:18 am »
Dont leave the prepsol on too long it kinda burns the screen if you do  :deal:
 

Offline plonker

Re: Best Way to Clean Screen
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2009, 11:43:00 am »
After cleaning how does one polish it.
 

Offline met eish

Re: Best Way to Clean Screen
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2009, 03:27:31 pm »
Plonker this is a tip for your helmet visor too. Only ever use a orange dustcloth. After cleaning apply car polish, makes it easier to clean. I use Mr Min on Visor and the dustcloth stays in the tankbag- always.
If its sctratched you can use a polishing compound to take the scratches out,
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Re: Best Way to Clean Screen
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2009, 03:52:15 pm »
A mate mentioned using brasso for scratches, I have,nt tried it but maybe worth a try
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Re: Best Way to Clean Screen
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2009, 07:22:07 pm »
I would also suggest car polish , it gives it that nice new look .  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Best Way to Clean Screen
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2009, 07:50:27 pm »
Dont leave the prepsol on too long it kinda burns the screen if you do  :deal:
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Re: Best Way to Clean Screen
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2009, 11:04:27 am »
old underwear works well to buff it up. just make sure its been washed first (the underwear) and your missus doesn't catch you.
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Re: Best Way to Clean Screen
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2009, 03:06:19 pm »
What about the missus' old cotton g-string..........will it work?
 

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Re: Best Way to Clean Screen
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2009, 03:17:47 pm »
The guys who make Autosol make a plastic polish specially for windscreens and visors, it takes minor scratches out and cleans the screen really well. About R50-00 for a tooth paste size tube, and use soft orange dusters.

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Re: Best Way to Clean Screen
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2009, 04:16:55 pm »
I have used Meguires PlastiX on everything from screens, car headlights to visors, everytime with great results. I'm now in the habbit to polish my screens with PlastiX on a regular basis to keep them clean and smooth and use Mr Min inbetween to make bug and dirt removal so much easier.
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Re: Best Way to Clean Screen
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2009, 05:44:17 pm »
I have also used Brasso with great success, even on the old 'lafe' helmet visors back in the 'hard' times. Removed scratches and gave a nice finish...however, plastic or Perspex compounds might have changed and I would therefore say use at own risk!
 

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Re: Best Way to Clean Screen
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2009, 09:10:55 pm »
If you can use WIM then you might try angle grinder as well. Use the coarse grinding stone.
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Re: Best Way to Clean Screen
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2009, 09:30:27 am »
When I bought my GS in April 2007, I put some "cling wrap" on the screen. It is still there today. (It needs a change now). I can then just wash as normal and no scratches. :biggrin: