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Offline Dave56

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SPLAT....how to clean the consequences
on: June 18, 2015, 07:41:19 PM
 :440: does anyone out there know the best way to clean the remnants of flies etc. off the screen and bodywork after a day's ride, they stick like bloody glue and are a devil to shift.
So come on guys give us your cleaning secrets.
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Re: SPLAT....how to clean the consequences
Reply #1 on: June 18, 2015, 07:53:32 PM
I use neat screenwash solvent, spray it on leave it 5mins wash off.
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Re: SPLAT....how to clean the consequences
Reply #2 on: June 18, 2015, 08:15:44 PM
I tend to hose the bike down with cold water,keeping it all soaked for 5 mins or so. Then go and fill up the bucket with warm water and soap. Flies etc have normally softened up a by the time I've done that and come off easily. Even softens up the bits in the rad.

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Re: SPLAT....how to clean the consequences
Reply #3 on: June 18, 2015, 09:22:57 PM
Lazy way:
1. Drape a wet (sodden) towel over the spattered screen
2. Make a cup of tea.
3. After tea remove towel and dry, all flies have 'gawn' as Queenie would say. :002:
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Re: SPLAT....how to clean the consequences
Reply #4 on: June 18, 2015, 10:58:20 PM
*Originally Posted by Robocop [+]
Lazy way:
1. Drape a wet (sodden) towel over the spattered screen
2. Make a cup of tea.
3. After tea remove towel and dry, all flies have 'gawn' as Queenie would say. :002:

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Re: SPLAT....how to clean the consequences
Reply #5 on: June 18, 2015, 11:21:34 PM
Poundland - Traffic Film Remover

Oddly enough - it only costs a quid

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Re: SPLAT....how to clean the consequences
Reply #6 on: June 19, 2015, 05:24:40 AM
Wet cloth with HOT water, drape it over and leave for few minutes.
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Re: SPLAT....how to clean the consequences
Reply #7 on: June 19, 2015, 09:24:38 AM
*Originally Posted by Robocop [+]
Lazy way:
1. Drape a wet (sodden) towel over the spattered screen
2. Make a cup of tea.
3. After tea remove towel and dry, all flies have 'gawn' as Queenie would say. :002:

I agree to.  I use this method on my visor always

I'm a great advocate for MuckOff (buy it in the winter when they for 2 for 1 on 5litres at M&P). Generally just a hose down with cold water, then spray and leave it to soak without drying, the bugs fall away.  It's expensive, but it does save the scrubbing, which I hate, and it usually leaves tiny scratches in paintwork.

I've seen guys use baby wipes to.  (on the screen & visor, not sure if they use them anywhere else!)

Wrapping your sponge in a pair of the missis's fishnets is good for shifting bugs, and tar spots, but make sure you've got permission !!!  (and make sure she's not in them at the time, that would be bad form  :169: