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bugg'd screen
« on: July 16, 2015, 07:05:52 PM »
Hi folks. I have lots of dead and baked on bug gut on the screen. It doesn't seem to want to come off, and I don't want to use anything rough. Tried washing with car washes etc.I know that some car care products are put out to clean off dead bugs, but I don't want to try them on the screen in case it gets stuffed.

Any suggestions as to how to get rid of the muck?

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Re: bugg'd screen
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2015, 07:09:50 PM »
Hi. I had a  similar problem and if your not in a hurry to clean it. A wet towel left on the screen for a couple of hours rehydrated the bug guts and they came off ok.   In a hurry I use ct18 truck wash.
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Re: bugg'd screen
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2015, 07:11:22 PM »
Have you tried soaking a chamois and laying that on the screen for a while to soak the big guts? Leave it there and wet it with a hose if need be.

After they have soaked, then scrub with the chamois.

I carry a damp chamois on the bike and at the end of the ride, wipe the screen and helmet clean before the bug guts dryb out.
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Re: bugg'd screen
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2015, 07:21:41 PM »
Mr Sheen sprayed lightly over all the screen and then wrap the screen in gladwrap for half an hour.....come back and clean with a soft cloth, then polish with a cleaner cloth  :like
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Re: bugg'd screen
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2015, 09:06:35 PM »
I use FWI - spray and leave for two minutes -  it dissolves the bugs and then polishes off clean and clear  :thumb :wink1
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Re: bugg'd screen
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2015, 09:25:29 PM »
WD40 works for me . .
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Re: bugg'd screen
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2015, 09:46:20 PM »
WD40 works for me . .

Yeh but what about the screen?  :grin :grin
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Re: bugg'd screen
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2015, 10:27:58 PM »
Leave the bike outside overnight, so that it gets damp and dewy.   In the morning the bugs should just wipe off easily after soaking in dew all night.
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Re: bugg'd screen
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2015, 10:30:40 PM »
So much great info in this place.....the experience and advice in this place is AWESOME !!  :clap
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Re: bugg'd screen
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2015, 04:58:24 PM »
O.k., seems I have a pretty wide choice. I will try the remedies in order of appearance, and will post the result.

This one first:
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Hi. I had a  similar problem and if your not in a hurry to clean it. A wet towel left on the screen for a couple of hours rehydrated the bug guts and they came off ok.   In a hurry I use ct18 truck wash.

I will try the towel bit
 

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Re: bugg'd screen
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2015, 09:59:06 PM »
If you go to the supermarket and look in the cleaning aisle, you should find what's called a Magic Sponge. Soak it in water, then squeeze about 2/3 out and wipe over your screen. Hard bits might need bit of elbow grease, but it's safe to use on your screen and visor too if you want.Just don't try it on your paintwork otherwise you might end up with minute scratches.
just keep it moistened in a press seal bag for next time too  :thumb
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Re: bugg'd screen
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2015, 10:28:12 PM »
I use plexis spray, for me it works well get rid of the bugs , cleans and put a waterproof coating on it as well , also excellent on helmet visor , it is designed for use on plastics.
 

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Re: bugg'd screen
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2015, 04:22:02 AM »
I use plexis spray, for me it works well get rid of the bugs , cleans and put a waterproof coating on it as well , also excellent on helmet visor , it is designed for use on plastics.

I also use Plexis and find it very good on screens, visors actually it can be used to clean the whole bike  :like
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Re: bugg'd screen
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2015, 02:28:24 PM »
Leave the bike outside overnight, so that it gets damp and dewy.   In the morning the bugs should just wipe off easily after soaking in dew all night.
This also works well on cars
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Re: bugg'd screen
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2015, 02:30:59 PM »
That works well, as does riding in pouring rain  :||||  Why do bugs have to splatter on the screen and/or visir just after cleaning?

Leave the bike outside overnight, so that it gets damp and dewy.   In the morning the bugs should just wipe off easily after soaking in dew all night.
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Re: bugg'd screen
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2015, 05:45:28 PM »
I also use Plexis and find it very good on screens, visors actually it can be used to clean the whole bike  :like

A bit expensive to clean the whole bike with.  Where do you get yours?
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Re: bugg'd screen
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2015, 09:27:46 PM »
I also use Plexis and find it very good on screens, visors actually it can be used to clean the whole bike  :like

A bit expensive to clean the whole bike with.  Where do you get yours?

I normally don't use Plexis to clean the whole bike but have on occasions I have, I mainly use it on my screen and visor
 Last time I bought some Plexis, I got 2 tins from Toowoomba Honda because they were reduced because the lids were cracked  :grin
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Re: bugg'd screen
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2015, 10:23:38 AM »
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I also use Plexis

Motorbike shops should have it??
 

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Re: bugg'd screen
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2015, 09:26:12 AM »
I find "Plexus" very effective and found it at my local STealership.

Also, it is antistatic so will repel dust for some time.


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