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Darn Flies! Need wipes. Question

Had a ride today and I counted a total of 13 dead splatted flies or whatever on my visor. one of them was a right hefty splat.
I tried wiping it with the back of my glove but made it worse.

Anybody recommened some wipes for a helmet that won#t smear but it strong enough to remove the dried splatted remains of these UFOs?

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    Monday, April 20 2015, 01:37 PM - #Permalink
    Yeah, they are a pain. Don't wipe them when fresh otherwise they smear.
    Wait till you can stop and use wet/damp tissue in a toilet.
    You can buy a little spray bottle of cleaning fluid but that's too much for me to carry.
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    Monday, April 20 2015, 02:37 PM - #Permalink
    EDcase wrote:

    Yeah, they are a pain. Don't wipe them when fresh otherwise they smear.
    Wait till you can stop and use wet/damp tissue in a toilet.
    You can buy a little spray bottle of cleaning fluid but that's too much for me to carry.


    Yeah, I have a load of crap on my visor. I keep forgetting to cleat in when I get home, then cant be arsed to do it once i have put the gloves and helmet on.

    I think its worth keeping some wipes in your jacket or pants pocket but always forget to buy some.
    might be some cheap small packets of wipes available on Ebay.
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    Tuesday, April 21 2015, 06:53 PM - #Permalink
    I've just bought some helmet and visor cleaning spray. I've forgotten what it's called. I'll let you know if it's any good.
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    Tuesday, April 21 2015, 08:50 PM - #Permalink
    Schnuffi wrote:

    I've just bought some helmet and visor cleaning spray. I've forgotten what it's called. I'll let you know if it's any good.


    Yeah, is it something you can keep in your pocket whilst out?

    My son just spotted this and said ' how about those wipes from KFC'

    Ha, ood idea - cheap and handily individually wrapped :D
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    Wednesday, April 22 2015, 07:26 PM - #Permalink
    Sorry been busy this week. I'll Let you know over the weekend. I bought a biggish bottle and put some in a small spray dispenser that fits in the pocket.
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    Wednesday, April 22 2015, 08:06 PM - #Permalink
    Schnuffi wrote:

    Sorry been busy this week. I'll Let you know over the weekend. I bought a biggish bottle and put some in a small spray dispenser that fits in the pocket.


    Did you used to work on Blue Peter!? :D Good idea that... pocket size.
    Hell, you should market it Schnuffi. :p
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    Thursday, April 23 2015, 10:48 AM - #Permalink
    leftturnclyde wrote:

    Schnuffi wrote:

    Sorry been busy this week. I'll Let you know over the weekend. I bought a biggish bottle and put some in a small spray dispenser that fits in the pocket.


    Did you used to work on Blue Peter!? :D Good idea that... pocket size.
    Hell, you should market it Schnuffi. :p


    Me and John Noakes are just good friends, we only use a pair of Val's old knickers to clean the flies off. oo er madam. If you're younger than 50 you won't have a clue what I'm talking about.

    It's Motul M1 Helmet and Visor Cleaner, the 250ml spray gun was about £6 from Amazon Marketplace. As i say I transferred some to a 10cl spray bottle to carry in my pocket with a small cloth. It gets great reviews and is a bit cheaper than the Muc off version. The firm originally sent me the M2 Helmet interior cleaner but it got sorted without any hassle. The 250ml bottle will last for years.
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    Thursday, April 23 2015, 04:46 PM - #Permalink
    Schnuffi wrote:

    Me and John Noakes are just good friends, we only use a pair of Val's old knickers to clean the flies off. oo er madam. If you're younger than 50 you won't have a clue what I'm talking about.


    :D Ha, yeah.. most forum members and visitors will not have a scooby do who they are!!

    I am under 50 and remember it , just. Wasn't the dog called Shep? I can picture them really well though. Didn't Peter have quite a high voice like Paul Daniels?
    I recall Noaksey reminding me of Kevin Keegan and Dave Prowse, the GreenCrosSCode man.

    Motul M1 - ok, thanks, that actually rings a bell.
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    Saturday, April 25 2015, 10:17 AM - #Permalink
    I think you've got them the wrong way round Ade, Noaksey had the high voice and Peter was a bit like a hippy. He advanced to commentating on Crufts. Yes Shep was the dog, "Get down Shep!"
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    Sunday, April 26 2015, 01:18 PM - #Permalink
    I'd never have thought we would see the word 'crufts' on a bikers forum :D :D :D
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    Friday, May 01 2015, 07:08 AM - #Permalink
    Muc Off do a nice little bottle of visor and helmet spray, easy fit in your pocket.
    Guess you would need some sort of little cloth as well though.
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    Wednesday, May 13 2015, 10:04 PM - #Permalink
    Its not just the visor and the helmet but the front my bike gets battered by the little gits and its gard to get them off if you leave them on a day or two..
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    Thursday, May 14 2015, 07:24 PM - #Permalink
    Jump4Joy wrote:

    Muc Off do a nice little bottle of visor and helmet spray, easy fit in your pocket.
    Guess you would need some sort of little cloth as well though.


    Yeah, bought some of this when I bought my new leathers. Little spray bottle which goes into my pocket fine.
    Just need to remember to get a small cloth.
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    Sunday, May 17 2015, 10:34 PM - #Permalink
    leftturnclyde wrote:

    Its not just the visor and the helmet but the front my bike gets battered by the little gits and its gard to get them off if you leave them on a day or two..

    Yeah this can be a right pain.
    I grab an old T towel, dunk it in the sink or a bowl of water until its soaking wet then slap it on the front of the screen, fairing head light.
    Go back 10 to 15 mins later, once the deed bugs have had a good soaking and softened up then wash them off..
    A small spray bottle under the seat with some tissue for your visor may help.
    I tend to carry a bumbag with me round my waist.
    Inside is a buffing cloth and a spare (clear) visor (just incase)
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    Wednesday, May 20 2015, 06:49 AM - #Permalink
    stopi wrote:

    leftturnclyde wrote:

    Its not just the visor and the helmet but the front my bike gets battered by the little gits and its gard to get them off if you leave them on a day or two..

    Yeah this can be a right pain.
    I grab an old T towel, dunk it in the sink or a bowl of water until its soaking wet then slap it on the front of the screen, fairing head light.
    Go back 10 to 15 mins later, once the deed bugs have had a good soaking and softened up then wash them off..
    A small spray bottle under the seat with some tissue for your visor may help.
    I tend to carry a bumbag with me round my waist.
    Inside is a buffing cloth and a spare (clear) visor (just incase)


    :) Good tip.

    I have the spray but always forget a cloth.
    I cant bring myself to wear a bumbag. I still think about the stigma of having one back in the day.:)
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    Saturday, June 06 2015, 04:06 PM - #Permalink
    Ha, i had so many darn pesy flies on my helmet today at one point down the coastline that I had to actually stop at a garage and ask for some wipes!! :)
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    Saturday, June 06 2015, 05:26 PM - #Permalink
    MrZippy wrote:

    Ha, i had so many darn pesy flies on my helmet today at one point down the coastline that I had to actually stop at a garage and ask for some wipes!! :)


    Ha. :)
    Aye, had a few. Not enough to really worry about visibility though.
    I forget about them usually and it does look a bit crap. Got loads mashed into my leather top as well.
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    Friday, June 12 2015, 12:28 PM - #Permalink
    If you leave them more than a week then they are bastards to get off.
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