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Cleaning Mirrored Visors

I bought a mirrored visor for my Scorpion EXO 700 helmet this weekend and I've heard here and there that the finish gets messed up easily.

How do you recommend cleaning it? Is there anything I definitely should not do? Will windex be fine for smudges and such?

Thanks for any help. The Scorpion website didn't give much information.

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be sure to use a CLEAN SOFT cloth.
Your tshirt does not fit into that catagory, neither do the towels in the public restroom, or at the gas pump.

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With my new Shoei, I just went with a dark smoke, ppl still can't see in, and a lot easier to take care of.

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I bought a mirrored visor for my Scorpion EXO 700 helmet this weekend and I've heard here and there that the finish gets messed up easily.

How do you recommend cleaning it? Is there anything I definitely should not do? Will windex be fine for smudges and such?

Thanks for any help. The Scorpion website didn't give much information.
I just use a very light soap and water, often applied with a soft sponge. Then buff with something very soft as SVRider said.
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Hm..I think I've got a couple towels for detailing my car that will work for that. Anything around the house that I should use to clean it?

Is windex a no no?

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http://www.webbikeworld.com/Reviewed...aceshields.htm

I just put this link up also in the other post on here about helmets. I sware by this stuff for my visor.

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Hm..I think I've got a couple towels for detailing my car that will work for that. Anything around the house that I should use to clean it?

Is windex a no no?
Windex in general sucks for cleaning most things. Just soap and water, then use a soft terry cloth or whatever to buff.
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I have a little spray bottle that I filled with a water and soap mix to clean my visor with. combined with a dry and clean bathroom towel, it works well.

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Whatever you do, do not use any commercial cleaners. Windex (ammonia) will remove the irridium coating on the inside of the shield. As some have already said, I just use Ivory dish soap in warm water.

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Avoid Windex like the damn plague. I use just plain water and paper towels.


And the gas pump cloths....they will F$&K you. They F#@Ked me last weekend....but I had no choice if I wanted to see out of the visor. Lucky for me I have a spare shield.



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Avoid Windex like the damn plague. I use just plain water and paper towels.
That's what I've been using on my plain shield.
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I own a detailing supply store so I guess I will offer my input. Use a good quick detailer and a good quality, soft and CLEAN microfiber towel.
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Spit and t-shirt or napkins when im out riding or windex and napkins when im home.


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Okay, thanks for the help guys!

That kit looks nice but I don't have money to put to random things at the moment. I am saving up for a new bike after all.

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Okay, thanks for the help guys!

That kit looks nice but I don't have money to put to random things at the moment. I am saving up for a new bike after all.
Well in that case, light soap and water and buff with a soft rag. Don't use household cleaners like windex, they suck.
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Well in that case, light soap and water and buff with a soft rag. Don't use household cleaners like windex, they suck.
Will do

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Thanks all...

I've been using some detail spray and good microfiber towels.

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I've been using Honda Glass Cleaner with a cloth diaper on my mirrored HJC for a year with no problems. If it is bad, I don't know the difference.

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