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What are you using to clean the windshield and visor, that can be carried on a trip. Looking for something not in a can due to the heat here in the south, and the can bursting? Also has anyone used RainX or similar products on the windshield and visor?

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Spray detailer works really well. No streaks. I like plexus, but it comes in a can and will destroy a pinloc insert.
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Before I leave on a trip, clean windshield and visor with Novus #1. During the trip will clean visor with lens cleaner from the optometrist, light spritz and a microfiber towel. If windshield is dirty after a day, water and a microfiber towel. I keep a little spritz bottle of lens cleaner in my tank bag, lasts a long time.
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I always carry a damp cloth in the bike's glove box to clean my helmet visor only, during the ride. The glove box is virtually useless for any other purpose, but it will keep a cloth damp for up to a week. The cloth can be accessed and used to clean your visor even while riding, very useful when there are lots of bugs around. I don't worry about the fairing screen while riding as you can look over the top of that, unless you have one of those barn door screens on your bike.
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Pledge or no name furniture polish. Disolves bugs and leaves no streaks or scratches and the residue makes it easier to remove the next layer of bugs. Assists in shedding rain drops and is cheap. Oh a side benefit is wasps seem to like the lemon fresh scent.
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I carry a can of Plexus in the saddlebag always. Don't over think it, it hasn't exploded.

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I always carry a can of Pro Honda Spray Cleaner & Polish. Pulls bug guts right off. Twice we had a solid week of +100F heat index in southeastern NC this summer, no explosions or leaks of any kind.
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Oh, and don't use plain Rain-X. The alcohol will quickly ruin plastics. Plexus cleans great and leaves a Rain-X type coating/repellent.
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Oh, and don't use plain Rain-X. The alcohol will quickly ruin plastics. Plexus cleans great and leaves a Rain-X type coating/repellent.
Rain X specifically formulated for plastics. The Rain X for glass contain alcohol but not the plastic formulation.
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I've found Lemon Pledge works really well but it attracts dust.
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