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What to use for spot cleaning, like bugs on the front?

I've always used amonia free window cleaner, but I just noticed that it says not to use on painted surfaces. What do you guys use? Also, what about on the windsheild?

I'm developing the "work" pill. You simply pop 1 on the way to work and before you know it, you're on your way home from work without missing a beat! It's kinda like pounding brews, but you won't wake up with a fat chick or a fat lip, & you get paid too!
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I use the Honda brand spray cleaner for the plastics and the wind screen.

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Honda polish..u can get it at your local bike shop. I'm w/ Slowrat!
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When on a road trip, I carry a spray bottle of Novus Plastic Cleaner. But for bugs, warm water and a towel work the best and have the least effect on paint or plastic.

If you want a spray polish, Saeng Can Do was rated the best by MCN. The stuff is great! Honda and Kawasaki make sprays too that are not too bad. Also there are products like Glas Gloss, Countertop Magic, that also are made for scratchable surfaces like plastics, fiberglass and laminates.

If you want to also wax at the same time, any of the liquid waxes will work on the body work (not the windshield), my favorite for quick cleaning is Turtle Wax in the green bottle (not the silicone version).

But I feel water and maybe mild soap is best for bugs on plastic or leather clothing.

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The easiest way to remove splattered bugs from your bike is to use a hot,wet towel prior to washing. Rinse a towel with hot tap water and lay it across the front of your bike. After five to ten minutes the bugs will wipe right off.
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Thanks guys

I'm developing the "work" pill. You simply pop 1 on the way to work and before you know it, you're on your way home from work without missing a beat! It's kinda like pounding brews, but you won't wake up with a fat chick or a fat lip, & you get paid too!
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