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jimsgoldwing
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Rain-X

Postby jimsgoldwing » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:12 am



I was wondering if any of you have used Rain-X ® on your windshield. I purchased the product this weekend and after reading the box it states not for use on plastic products. I have been waxing the shield, but once it gets some mist or bugs guts attached, the rain doesn’t repel at all, most evenings I will have to clean it for the next day. Thanks in advance.
Jim



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artgrantz
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Re: Rain-X

Postby artgrantz » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:57 am

I only used Rain-X on my windshield one time. It caused all the water to run to the top of the windshield and into my face when riding. Before I used it most of the water ran off to the sides. I just let it wear off naturally and never used it again on a bike. If you have a high windshield this might not be an issue.
I have no idea of the long term effects of using it on plastic.

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RBGERSON
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Re: Rain-X

Postby RBGERSON » Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:59 pm

TRY lemon pledge;............................
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB

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Re: Rain-X

Postby golden highway » Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:28 pm

Lemon pledge works great. I have found more and more uses for lemon pledge. I used it to shine my bald head and it worked great, best shine ever but caused a bee problem.

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Re: Rain-X

Postby tfdeputydawg » Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:41 pm

RainX is not for plastic. However there is a marine formula that can be used.

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Sempai
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Re: Rain-X

Postby Sempai » Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:57 pm

RainX leaves an unhealthy film on the polycarbonate (plastic) windscreen which, with time and/or repeated application, will eventually leave a haze that becomes more and more difficult to see through. You can use any standard issue automotive wax to do the same job as RainX. When I wash, wax, and polish my bike, I put the wax on both sides of the windscreen as well as both mirrors. The wax wipes cleanly away from the screen/mirrors and also does a fantastic job of repelling rain water as well.


Keep the rubber side down.


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