All Kleer Plastic Cleaner & Polish
by Rick K. for webBikeWorld
| Owner Comments (Below)
Polishes, Cleaners and Wax
There are few secrets left in
motorcycledom, with the Internet and chat groups
spreading tips about hot new products nanoseconds after
Unlike the old days, when the Anointed
Ones kept the secret scrolls of motorcycling tips for
themselves, it's now loads of fun to discover a new
product that works. And that goes double for a
product that wasn't originally designed for
Oh, and a bronze oak leaf cluster with
gold filigree if the company is a small, privately held
firm like Black Lab Corporation, the makers of All Kleer,
who have somehow managed to beat the big guys at their
So here's the latest: All Kleer is the
hot tip of the week from the webBikeWorld garage.
We thought we were pretty clever when we
came upon a dusty bottle of this stuff in, of all
places, a tiny private airport in the middle of nowhere.
It's apparently the favored solution for small plane
pilots who fly at low altitudes and land on
semi-agricultural runways shared with cows.
Cows mean cowpies, cowpies mean bugs and
bugs mess up windshields. Not fun when you're
trying to locate the runway from 3,000 feet!
But the joke's on us, because All Kleer
isn't such a big motorcycling secret after all.
After talking it up to some friends, I
discovered that the product is often found on the
shelves of better motorcycle dealers. So the
secret's not a secret, but that doesn't take anything
away from the product itself.
I'm not sure if All Kleer was originally
designed for use on airplanes, boats (another big market
for the stuff) or motorcycles. It doesn't really
matter -- perhaps there's a lot of customer crossover
between these segments, which have one thing in common -- plastic
(or polycarbonate) windshields.
All Kleer is claimed to clean and polish,
repel dust and inhibit fogging. The manufacturer
says that it works on all smooth plastic surfaces and it
"dissolves everything from grease to bugs almost
instantly". We've been using it on
motorcycle windscreens and it does work as claimed (a
rare feat nowadays) except for the "dissolving bugs
instantly" part, to which I'll take exception.
Our experience with about eighty
bajillion bug cleaning products has indicated that we
should never believe a claim like that, because cleaning
squashed bugs from motorcycle parts is about as tough a
job as any cleaner will get. It would indeed be
very nice to some day have a cleaner that would
instantly remove dried-up bug residue, but it would
probably have to be so strong that it would melt the
plastic. In the meantime, we're stuck with soap,
water and elbow grease.
All Kleer has a vaguely familiar aroma;
it's a sort of sweet smell with a hint of Isopropyl
alcohol (the only ingredient listed on the bottle).
I think that somewhere in the database of webBikeWorld
motorcycle cleaning and
polish reviews, I've smelled this before.
Possibly a co-branded product?
The white liquid must be shaken
thoroughly before use. The directions call for
"pouring" it on the surface, generously no less. I
usually spread it on a soft cloth and then apply a thick
layer on the windscreen or plastic. It's supposed
to dry but it seems to congeal into a clear, thick
coating instead, visible in the "during" photo below.
UPDATE: See note from Black
Lab Corp. in the Comments section below; the directions
now call for a thin layer to be applied instead.
It takes slightly more effort to buff
out the All Kleer polish than some others we've used,
but one of the features of the product is the "super
slick surface" that left behind when the polish is removed.
Windscreens really do feel like they have a new slick
coating after the polish is removed, and this does seem
to help keep the 'screen
clean and makes bug removal much easier the next time
I've also been using All Kleer to polish
motorcycle helmets and visors recently, because I
figured that if it works on all sorts of plastic
airplane windshields, it must be OK for visors.
But I'm not 100% certain if the Isopropyl is safe for
visors? The label says that it
can be used on "car, boat and motorcycle windshields,
eyeglass lenses, scuba and ski masks and more".
I'm assuming motorcycle helmet visors are in the "and
more" part somewhere.
All Kleer is claimed to repel dust and
to have some anti-fogging qualities also. It does
seem to inhibit fogging on a visor and what fogging does
occur seems to evaporate more quickly than it would
otherwise. I'm not sure about repelling dust; that's a
pretty hard claim to prove.
I have been using it quite frequently on
motorcycle windscreens, and here are some example
photos. The first photo shows the untreated
fly screen I recently installed on the Ducati
GT1000. The plastic actually looks dirtier in the
photo than it did when I was standing there -- I really
didn't notice any dirt on the windscreen, but when this photo is compared
to the "after" photo below, there's a dramatic
Untreated fly screen on Ducati GT1000.
After application of All Kleer.
Final results after the All Kleer has been buffed out.
I'd have to say that All Kleer is one of the most effective plastic
cleaners we've used around the shop. Although it doesn't
"instantly" dissolve bugs, it does a great job at cleaning plastics,
visors and windscreens and its signature feature is the very slick
surface it leaves behind, which reduces the effort needed to clean the
parts next time around.
All Kleer can be found for as little as
$6.95, and an 8 oz. bottle will last a long time, so it's well worth it.
All Kleer Plastic Cleaner and Polish
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From Peter Hoyt, CEO Black Lab Corporation:
"Wow – What a great article you wrote about our product All
Kleer. We sure appreciate it. We have already
had someone call up and order some (which is how we found
out about being on your website).
We bought this
product about a year ago from the inventor (who is a pilot
and lives near my home) who originally made it in his garage
and sold it to his flying buddies and airports in and around
the Ohio, PA area. I ended up with a bottle used it on my
boat loved it, tried it on my cycles and loved it even
more... (W)e have been marketing it much more aggressively
over the last year. It is still made by hand in about
a 200 square foot section of our Chardon Ohio Plant.
One thing I would like to point out that you
should try next time you use All Kleer is use it more sparingly
than you did with your review. The directions, saying to
use generously, was a carryover from the original bottles from
years ago. Our new bottles (just starting to be
distributed) no longer say generously, just apply.
It should be applied with enough to clean
windshield, then spread out very thin. It should dry in
approximately 30 seconds to one minute and then rub off almost
like a powder. It should come off very easily and quickly
with a dry cloth towel. If it is hard to get off you are
using too much.
It works fine on visors or anything else plastic
with the exception of a mirrored or colored film coating (Cheap
sunglasses – for example). Anything tinted is also fine
unless it is just a film on the surface..."
From "T.B.": "I love this stuff, but I
believe you may not have given the anti-fog capability enough
credit. I have tried a few different rain repellant and
anti-fog combinations. Before All Kleer, the best combo I
could come up with was
Cat Crap for anti-fog and
Plexus for rain
repellant. Both seemed to last an acceptable time before
reapplication. Both of these products were extremely
simple to apply, although Plexus has a nasty stench.
Overspray had to be kept out of the chin vent to prevent a
choking smell that would linger.
With All Kleer, I am able to ride down the
highway on 33 degree F mornings with all the vents shut and no
fogging. Nothing from the time my X-11 was new could do
that. Even at stoplights, I do not need to lift my visor.
The Cat Crap worked pretty well, but would
degrade after the first after the first day. It would
require reapplication after a weekend of sitting around (a
little too hydrophilic?).
All Kleer seems to be the slickest by touch, but
very fine droplets will move from the front of my visor at
highway speed with Plexus and not with All Kleer. Though,
with All Kleer, any light swipe with a glove will cause all the
droplets to combine and move away via the wind. This does
not leave any smear or smug on the visor, which is truly
The big benefit with All Kleer is staying power.
It lasts several commutes without degradation. I find
myself reapplying it more to clean off dirt or water spots than
because the repellant properties have failed.
The fact that the same product can work on both
surfaces of a visor is just icing on the cake. BTW, I
purchased this from mypilotstore.com for $9 shipped."