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Badbueller
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2020 - 06:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Is there a good and safe cleaner for translucent air box covers and windshields?
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Kz6fittycent
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2020 - 08:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I use mild soap and then use a chamois to dry it.

Other than that, I use Meguiar's Instant Detailer.
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Badbueller
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2020 - 10:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Iíll try the Meguireís. Anyone else have any tips?
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Bman12r
Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2020 - 09:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I think 3M makes a specific plastic cleaner and a polish. Like a two- step process with two products. I have used these products to reduce small scratches and hazing in polycarbonate panels. As directed, works great. Also Griot's Garage products are very good. Meguiars also.
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Lew360
Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2020 - 12:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I use Novus. I used it in my old CR and my Uly. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002UCYRZU/ref=cm_sw_r_c p_apa_i_UlqwFbVKKD8R2
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Court
Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2020 - 01:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I've used Novus 2 on my Ulysses for 10 years and it seems to work great. I have a box of new, leftover from the factory, air box covers I've always thought about breaking out . . .but the original still looks fine.
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Skipbarberman
Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2020 - 01:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Agree with Court - Novus 2 is the best option. - Sean
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Badbueller
Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2020 - 06:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I actually have some Novus that I use for my helmetís windscreen. I wasnít sure if it was safe for the air box cover. Iíll just use that!

Court you have some air box covers still new in box!?
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Griffmeister
Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2020 - 11:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Umm, isnít Novus 2 the fine scratch remover? Could leave a little haze unless followed with Novus 1 cleaner/polisher.
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Badbueller
Posted on Thursday, October 08, 2020 - 09:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Sorry to bring back the thread, but those of you have used the Novus 2 then Novus 1 afterwords; was this on translucent plastics? I have some small scratches/hazing that I would like to clean up, but I don't want to make it worse in the process!
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Skipbarberman
Posted on Thursday, October 08, 2020 - 11:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

It works on windscreens, which you typically like to see through, so it will be fine for translucent bodywork.
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Court
Posted on Thursday, October 08, 2020 - 01:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'm, going to find out . . . I have used Novus 2 in the past with wonderful results. I'm going to go at the Ulysses again. I have brand new spares of both the regular and translucent airbag covered so I have no reservations about going at it pretty aggressively.
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Badbueller
Posted on Thursday, October 08, 2020 - 01:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That would be great! I only have the one and it doesn't look like they can be had anymore. Mine is in good (7/10) condition and I am just trying to get it to 9/10.

I get out of the Buell game for 9 years and when I come back nothing is available anymore..
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Badbueller
Posted on Friday, October 09, 2020 - 04:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Update:
I decided to take the cover off today and try the Novus on the underside of the X on my Airbox cover in case it didnít work well. It actually did a great job! I did about a 4 inch square section of a time with the Novus 2, removed dried polish with a separate clean rag and polished with Novus 1. It took a little over an hour but it definitely took it from the 7/10 to about a 9/10.
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Skipbarberman
Posted on Friday, October 09, 2020 - 05:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Good....honestly, that's what I expected. I've used it on the standard bodywork with great results. For a while it was pretty difficult to find bodywork, let alone good, used bodywork. Glad it worked. - Sean
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Badbueller
Posted on Friday, October 09, 2020 - 06:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I think it still is pretty tough to find any body work other than black or racing red. The hero blue cover I cleaned is the original one that came on my 9sx.
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Lew360
Posted on Friday, October 09, 2020 - 07:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I had a 1125CR and I now have a Ulysses, so NO I never had a translucent airbox cover. It has worked on my face shields.
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