If you struggle to get a streak-free finish on your motorcycle windshield, will Windex do the trick and give you uninterrupted vision?
Motorcycle screens should not be cleaned with Windex. Windex contains ammonia, which damages clear acrylic used for motorcycle screens. If you need to remove stubborn road dirt, spray water and vinegar on the screen and wipe it off to ensure a streak-free finish.
What can I use to clean my motorcycle windshield?
The best thing for cleaning a motorcycle screen is warm water and a mild detergent. It works well and does not require a lot of elbow grease to get a good result.
If you have grime on the screen that is not budging, mix some household vinegar and water. The vinegar will cut through the grime but not damage the acrylic screen.
Keeping your windshield clean should be part of a weekly routine, not allowing grease and grime to build up to a point where your vision is impaired.
Do you have bugs on your screen? Bugs are hard to get off, so soak a clean microfibre cloth in water with mild detergent and place over the bugs so they effectively soften, allowing you to wipe the screen clean.
Can I clean my motorcycle with Windex?
Don’t use Windex or other store-bought glass cleaners. Windex is harsh and may damage your windshield, leaving you with an unexpected bill for a replacement.
Store-bought glass cleaners are expensive and can damage an acrylic screen. If you have a polycarbonate screen, it will be a little more resistant to Windex, but why risk it.
How do I get the haze off my motorcycle windshield?
No matter how careful you are, a synthetic screen will haze over time from being often cleaned and exposed to UV light.
Start with a cutting compound, the finest grit you can find. You can apply and use a drill buffing tool to generate some extra power in the process, but don’t go crazy.
Once you have applied the light cutting paste, buff the windshield to a glossy finish.
If the haze is insufficient, you may need to work your way with lightweight grit sandpapers, reducing the gruit size as you go and then finish with a buffing compound.
When the screen is haze-free, apply an anti UV coating to the screen for more protection, or you could be repeating the process in a few months.
What can I use to clean my Harley windshield?
Harley Davidson windshields tend to pick up more bug splatter during the warmer months, which can be challenging to remove.
The best way is to soak a microfibre towel in cold water with some mild detergent lay the soaked towel on the windshield until the bugs have become soft. It will take a few minutes, so have patience.
Aftermarket cleaners are available, but good old soap and water is the best way to clean your Harley Windshield.