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i bought a new shield for my gmax 54 helmet and was wondering whats the best way to clean it.
last shield i had got hazy and scratchy in about 3 months i was using windex and a paper towel.
 

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i bought a new shield for my gmax 54 helmet and was wondering whats the best way to clean it.
last shield i had got hazy and scratchy in about 3 months i was using windex and a paper towel.
I just use a microfiber cloth with a little warm water. Cleans it right up and doesn't scratch.
 

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thanks champ, no more windex and paper towels for me.
 

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I hate scratches and have tried everything to avoid getting 'em. Those foaming plexiglas aviation type (aerosol cans) cleaners work great, but then lots of water with a little soap (preferably Dawn dishwashing soap to cut thru the grime) works equally as good. Old tee-shirts are best, but paper towels work OK as long as you run plenty of water over the shield while you're cleaning it.
 

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Will paper towels scratch it up?
My screen is so scratched up it's borderline unsafe... New helmet arriving today or monday hopefully, and I want to keep that sucker clear!

Do you guys shelve it in a helmet bag too?
I'm so lazy I usually don't put it in anything, I just set it on the shelf...but I surmise I got a good deal of my scratches just from that.
 

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Will paper towels scratch it up?
My screen is so scratched up it's borderline unsafe... New helmet arriving today or monday hopefully, and I want to keep that sucker clear!

Do you guys shelve it in a helmet bag too?
I'm so lazy I usually don't put it in anything, I just set it on the shelf...but I surmise I got a good deal of my scratches just from that.
I believe that paper towels will scratch it. I have one scratch, in my peripheral, that was caused by a paper towel and that's why I started using the microfiber cloths. I haven't had a single problem with them yet *fingers crossed*.
As far as bagging it, rarely. I have a spare room at my house and there is a bed in there where I put my helmet down on.
 

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I have read that you should never use paper towels or window cleaner. I was guilty of both till recently. Now I just use a soft cloth or micorfiber. A little water when necessary.
 

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If I run into cloud of lovebugs the visibility through my Shoei's shield will drop to nil within a matter of minutes. To clean it I'll pull into a gas station, wet a paper towel, and lay it over the shield for a few minutes. After presoaking the bug splats, I gently rub them off with another soaking wet paper towel saturated with liquid handsoap then throw the towel in the trash, and wipe the shield again with another new wet paper towel with no soap. Lather, rinse and repeat as
necessary.

When there's no soft cloth of microfiber available, plenty of water, plenty of fresh paper towels, and being ever so gentle while wiping is the key to getting a crystal clear shield with nary a scratch.
 
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