If you’re stuck with a dirty windshield on your bike, it’s best to clean it as soon as possible. A hazy windshield will not only put you at risk of road accidents but also disrupt your bike riding experience. It looks so bizarre and ugly on your motorcycle as well.
Although cleaning a windshield may seem like a simple enough task, there are many tips and tricks to get it looking like new.
In this article, we take a brief look at how to clean motorcycle windshield at home with a few quick steps. Let’s go!
What You’ll Need
Cleaning a motorcycle windshield is not exactly rocket science. All you will need are some everyday household stuff that you might find lying around. You can easily get the other supplies from any local hardware store. Here’s a list:
- Clean fabric rag (old t-shirt preferable)
- A bucket full of hot soapy water
- Commercial spray wax
- Two pieces of washcloth
How to Clean Motorcycle Windshield Like a Pro
Here’s the cleaning process for you to follow:
Step 1: Scrubbing
Take the rag and soak it in a bucket of hot soapy water. Spread the rag by wrapping it over the windshield. Let it soak for about ten minutes or so. This will soften all the dirt particles that are stuck in the windshield surface.
Apply slight pressure over the hard-to-clean areas and scrub them by hand. Take caution so that it does not damage the windshield.
Step 2: Checking the Hardness of the Dirt
Remove the rag after ten minutes and check whether the dirt particles have softened up. If you can feel the dirt to be hard, repeat the process once more.
Use a separate dampened rag to scrub over the windshield if necessary. You’ll know that you’re set if you can see the haziness start to recede.
Step 3: Wiping
Let the soapy film dry over the windshield. Remove any visible dirt particles by hand once again. Wipe the surface using a clean piece of cloth to get rid of all the haziness.
Step 4: Spraying Wax
Spray some turtle wax or any other commercial waxing spray over a clean washcloth or t-shirt. Start rubbing it all over the windshield on the outer front side.
Repeat the process on the internal back surface of the windshield as well.
Step 5: Wiping the Wax off
Wipe the wax off using another clean piece of the washcloth. Be careful so that you don’t rub too hard because that will smudge the wax film and create scratches over the windshield.
Keep wiping on both surfaces, internal and external, until you can see no more visible spots.
Unless you have any previous cracks or scratches, the final output should be transparent and your windshield will look like new.
Remember not to leave the windshield dirty for too long, though, as that will definitely do some permanent damages that can’t be cleaned at home. The only option for you then will be to spend the extra money and opt for a professional cleaning service.
So, there you have it! You should now know all the ins and outs of how to clean motorcycle windshield at home.
We hope you can use this nifty process to brighten up your windshield after that long dusty bike ride. Hope you have a safe ride next!