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Great windshield tip courtosy of Jeff (oldwrench1960)
Written by mac.hancock57 on 6/28/2012 at 06:40 pm

Does Rifle state that it is okay to use "original formula Rain X" on their
windshields??? Rain X will cause plastics to yellow,? should not be used on most
motorcycle windshields, face shields, etc.? I have found that Pledge does a
really good job of cleaning a windshield.? I usually try to mist the windshield
with water, then spray on Pledge, let it set for a short while and most bugs
wipe right off.? Would most likely work really well after the wet T-shirt.? I
have been told that a wet towel works really well also.
?
Ride Safe!!!!??? Mac H.

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From: Wade <wbpc800@...>
To: ipcrc@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2012 2:20 PM
Subject: PC800: Great windshield tip courtosy of Jeff (oldwrench1960)

The 100 mile evening ride home through the woods with my new Rifle left the
usual assortment of bug splatter. Jeff gave me this tip that is so brilliant it
may be standard practice here but I didn't know it.

Take a clean 100% cotton T shirt, shake it to make sure there is no particles in
it, then get it soaking wet. Now, gently lay it over your windshield and smooth
it out. Go relax for about a half hour or so. (I just did about an hour or so.)
When you return the bugs simply dab off. No rubbing, no scratching!

When dry and clean a treatment of original formula Rain X makes the whole thing
work much better.? (I assume there was Rain X on the rifle.) It was so easy that
I am going to continue that practice. Jeff finishes with Novus 1. I will finish
with Plexus until my can runs out and then likely make the switch to Novus 1 as
well.

What I do know was this was the easiest windshield cleaning I have ever done. I
also know that this "used" rifle appears as new so Jeff must have something
right;-)

Hope you enjoy this tip as much as I have.

Wade


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wbpc800
6/28/2012, 06:20 pm
Great windshield tip courtosy of Jeff (oldwrench1960)
The 100 mile evening ride home through the woods with my new Rifle left the usual assortment of bug splatter. Jeff gave me this tip that is so brilliant it may be standard practice here but I didn't know it. Take a clean 100% cotton T shi

    mac.hancock57
    6/28/2012, 06:40 pm
    Great windshield tip courtosy of Jeff (oldwrench1960)
    Does Rifle state that it is okay to use "original formula Rain X" on their windshields??? Rain X will cause plastics to yellow,? should not be used on most motorcycle windshields, face shields, etc.? I have found that Pledge does a

      wbpc800
      6/28/2012, 06:58 pm
      Great windshield tip courtosy of Jeff (oldwrench1960)
      Some googleing discovered a reply to a users question from Rifle saying that their screens are acrylic and that Rain X is fine. Also several users saying they have used it for years. Wade --- In

    skyeenter
    6/28/2012, 07:12 pm
    Great windshield tip courtosy of Jeff (oldwrench1960)
    Another windshield tip: Always clean with a vertical stroke. The human eye has a tendency to forgive vertical lines but becomes distracted by horizontal. The billboard people understand this with their 3 wide to 1 high lines. And Wade, an

    tacletter
    6/28/2012, 11:29 pm
    Great windshield tip courtosy of Jeff (oldwrench1960)
    It's amazing how well a little water and time will clean the bugs off. I used to get odd looks any time I rode my bike the 120 miles to the dealer I bought it from. After parking the bike I would go in the bathroom and come out with a wad of

      gibinmich
      6/28/2012, 11:52 pm
      Great windshield tip courtosy of Jeff (oldwrench1960)
      I can't stand bugs and such on my windshields. I always clean my Clearview during long trips or a ride around town. I use ammonia free Windex and lightly rub it in and then use my Hondaline cleaner to shin it up. After six years it still look

    ohpossum
    6/29/2012, 03:17 pm
    Great windshield tip courtosy of Jeff (oldwrench1960)
    I have done similar to this for some time, though using a microfiber towel, which doesn't cover as much as the t-shirt. I start out using the clean towels on the windshield, then eventually recommission them as wash rags, and finally grea

    dan.weitzel
    6/29/2012, 04:45 pm
    Great windshield tip courtosy of Jeff (oldwrench1960)
    I also use the wet towel method, but after drying I polish it with pledge & a mirco-fiber cloth. Houston Dan --- In

    boysrus_racing
    7/3/2012, 03:45 am
    Great windshield tip courtosy of Jeff (oldwrench1960)
    Great idea. I have always used Plexus (sp?). A friend with an airplane that has THOUSANDS of dollars of acrylic windows taught me much of what's been said here including "wipe one direction, preferably vertically". Plexus seems like a