Sprayway Crazy Clean
Crazy Clean immediately foams up when it's sprayed on,
much like Sprayway
Glass Cleaner, but Crazy Clean quickly turns into a
nearly clear liquid with a slightly oily feel.
This is what seems to make it work so well on chrome --
it adheres to the surface and the oily feel is probably
some ingredient that's designed to polish metal.
||Retail Price: $4.95
|Type: Spray Can, 19 oz. (539g)
||Made In: U.S.A.
|Category: Motorcycle cleaner
Claims - "Spray on - Wipe Off". Cleans and
For Use On - Motorcycle plastic,
Claimed Features -
Spray on, let stand for several seconds, wipe off.
The original Sprayway Glass
Cleaner is one of our all-time favorite motorcycle cleaners. There's always a
can in the garage and it's perfect for cleaning the bugs off helmets, visors
So when we discovered Sprayway Crazy Clean in a tiny
pilot's hardware shop at a local
grass strip airport (where we also purchased the wonderful
All Kleer windscreen cleaner), we had to give it a try. Besides, it's got that same
'50's look Sprayway label!
There is a difference between the two products; Crazy Clean smells a bit
like, well, like an airport bathroom cleaner. Which shouldn't be a
surprise, because it's really designed for cleaning -- you guessed it --
So what's it doing on the shelf in a pilot's curiosity shop in an airport
(if you can call it that) where the biggest plane
seats four people? Apparently, it's used by pilots to clean up
airplane interiors and Plexiglas windows.
But Crazy Clean is actually fairly popular and it can be found in auto parts stores, motorcycle
shops, and even in camera shops, although what use a professional
photographer would have for it is beyond me. No, wait -- I know:
Believe it or not, we discovered that it cleans motorcycle chrome very
Which again shouldn't be a surprise, since there's plenty of chrome in a
While Sprayway Glass Cleaner has a sort of dry feel
to it and cleans off almost immediately (which makes it
perfect for cleaning helmets and visors), Crazy Clean
leaves a tiny bit of oily residue, which must be
buffed with a clean cloth to bring out the shine.
But the product
works really well on the BMW's chrome mufflers, as you
can see in the photos below.
The first set of photos illustrates the
process and the results of using Crazy Clean on the BMW mufflers and the
end result is obvious.
The second set of two photos illustrates the use of
Crazy Clean on the BMW's clear plastic
windscreen. There doesn't seem to be much of a
difference in the before and after photos, so our
recommendation is to use Sprayway
Glass Cleaner for cleaning clear plastic.
As always, remember to ask yourself the question
"Compared to what?" when evaluating motorcycle cleaners,
polishes and wax. Any of these cleaning products
have to be compared to a control product; after all, who
knows how shiny the mufflers would look if they had been
cleaned with, say, plain water instead?
Nevertheless, Crazy Clean does a pretty decent job of
cleaning up around the bike. We give it a 3 out of
5 rating. Crazy Clean is available at
The BMW's muffler as it looked after a winter in the
Crazy Clean foams up as soon as it's applied.
Crazy Clean after sitting on the muffler for several
The chrome looks nice after the Crazy Clean is buffed
The BMW's clear windscreen had some bugs and dust
The windscreen looks cleaner after the Crazy Clean is
buffed out, but it's no
better or worse than many other types of cleaners for
Review Date: May 2007
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