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rain X

Postby bubbzy93 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:21 am



not sure where to put this exactly, but I will try here, I se a product called RAIN X on the windows of my vehicles, its designed to shed water and make the glass crystal clear, and it works great. Yesterday I picked up my 93 wing and drove it home ( hour and a half away) it started to mist outside, and driving against the sun, it became impossible to see ( the windshield is aftermarket, and HUGE) . was wondering if anyone has used this product on their bike windshields, the instructions gives no warnings for putting on plastic, but I thought I would ask here to see what you guys think.


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Re: rain X

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:24 am

Don't use it on your acrylic windshield. They do make similar products (mainly for aircraft and helicopters) that works great. I have used a product called RainCoat (see my review: Moto Solutions RainCoat windshield coating) and it works amazingly well - I also use it on my helmet visor.

A lot of people swear by Pledge furniture polish. It leaves a slight oily coating which repels rain, but I find that it also attracts dust and grit like a magnet, and requires that you clean your windshield FAR more often than you would have to otherwise. I use a furniture polish that leaves no residue to clean the windshield, then a coat of RainCoat if I am going any distance, or suspect I might hit rain.

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Re: rain X

Postby bubbzy93 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:28 am

That's what I needed to know ... thanx
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Re: rain X

Postby tfdeputydawg » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:28 pm

1. If your windshield is OEM it is not acrylic! It is Polycarbonate w/a "hard coat" applied to both sides.
2. The RainX for glass can be used on the F4 after market windshield but, no others I am aware of.
3. RainX does market a "Marine use" formula, which is fine for all motorcycle windshields.

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Re: rain X

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:00 pm

ahhh what was I thinking. Of course you're right, it's polycarbonate, not acrylic.




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