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Rain-x

Postby nhegge » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:54 am



Has anyone tried Rain-x , results , good/bad . Misty stuff on a bike sucks .


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Re: Rain-x

Postby miroku800 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:55 am

Rain-x is only recommended for Glass but there is a product called Raincoat from http://www.motosolutions.com/ that works brilliantly on plastic visors as it is designed for them

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Re: Rain-x

Postby tfdeputydawg » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:34 am

NO RAIN-X ON MOTORCYCLE WINDSHIELDS
Unless your shield is an F4(which is handcoated polycarbonate)
Rain-X will destroy you shield.
RAIN-X IS FOR GLASS ONLY

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Re: Rain-x

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:07 am

But lemon Pledge works pretty well. :)

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Re: Rain-x

Postby maestro319 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:46 am

OR the new "All-Purpose" pledge is pretty good too.

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Re: Rain-x

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:23 pm

I prefer the new all-purpose Pledge as well (comes in a smaller can) - the Lemon Pledge leaves a slight oily residue behind. While that's fine, it does tend to collect dust and dirt while riding, and requires that you clean the windshield at least daily. The new all-purpose Pledge does not have that oily residue, and doesn't attract the dust and dirt. However, the oily residue of the Lemon Pledge does disperse rainwater extremely well - so perhaps have both on-hand, depending on the weather.

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Re: Rain-x

Postby nhegge » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:03 am

Thanks for your replys , think the wife has some I ken sample . ;)
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Re: Rain-x

Postby Virginia Beach Wing » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:14 pm

I use Plexus and will use nothing else on my windscreens http://www.plexusplasticcleaner.com/frames.html Rain-x makes a mess out of you gold wing windshield....Also have had good luck with Lemon Pledge but the bee's are attracted to lemon pledge also which could make for a exciting day!!
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Re: Rain-x

Postby upssnowman » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:35 am

Best I have found is to wax the windshield when it's clean , wax it a few times, and do this a few times a year.
then to clean it between waxes is to use a product called number 33
from http://www.cyclecare.com
it is sorta of a spray wax cleaner, if you do this forever it (windshield) will remain as new.
cyclecare are the best overall products I have found to work excellent.

keep a clean wet wash rag in a ziplock in the bike spray on 33, wipe the bugs off lightly, then wipe off with a clean old t-shirt to dry it.
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Re: Rain-x

Postby vtxcandyred » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:43 pm

I usually wax the shield along with the bike. I have used furniture polish and a product called plast-X. Takes out scratches pretty good. Two pennies.

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Re: Rain-x

Postby cbx4evr » Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:46 pm

Met a guy who flew helicopters and asked what they use.

He recommended a product called 210 Plastic Cleaner & Polish. You can find it a various places like aircraft supply and boating and even good ol' Amazon. Google is your friend here.

Anyway after trying the Plexus and the Pledge I'm sold on the 210. I use it on the whole bike. A little goes a long way and it's cheaper than Plexus.

Not saying that Plexus and Pledge don't work, just found something better, IMO.
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Re: Rain-x

Postby flash2002 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:32 pm

I like to use the carnauba wax I got from shine-on, that stuff is great. I use it on plastic, chrome, glass, wipe on wipe off, it even takes bugs, tar, small scratches out. It leaves a glass finish. It's a good thing I got a few bottles, I'm having trouble finding the stuff.

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Re: Rain-x

Postby tmilam » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:34 pm

WingAdmin wrote:I prefer the new all-purpose Pledge as well (comes in a smaller can) - the Lemon Pledge leaves a slight oily residue behind. While that's fine, it does tend to collect dust and dirt while riding, and requires that you clean the windshield at least daily. The new all-purpose Pledge does not have that oily residue, and doesn't attract the dust and dirt. However, the oily residue of the Lemon Pledge does disperse rainwater extremely well - so perhaps have both on-hand, depending on the weather.

Please do not use Pledge on your windshields. The chemicals in it will brake down the plastics in the windshield. I found this out in the early 90's. Had to replace a brand new shield after 3 years. Use a product that is plastic/lexan specific.

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Re: Rain-x

Postby britman » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:24 pm

ive been using for years on my cars truck but not on a bike




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