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post #1 of 16 Old 07-17-2018, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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I know this isn't the exact forum to post this but I've gotten some good advice from people in the past and googling is a shit show.... Basically I want to know what rainx or similar product u guys use on visor... Had a 25 mile ride home in torrential downpour, was in middle Lane with hazards on just trying to make it home safe... My summer gloves have a nice cloth patch on fingers which works well in light rain, but once soaked is fairly useless. Not a timid rider, usually fastest safe person on road, totally fine taking road slicks on fast dirt roads, but at some points was riding with visor open trying to tuck behind my screen to see.. my commute is short, but wanted to go for a nice ride after work and didn't check the weather....
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post #2 of 16 Old 07-18-2018, 12:14 AM
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From what I understand you should NOT use RainX on visors. Does something to the surface. Plexus if you must use something. For clearing rain, I find that a good wind flow works the best. Adjust your screen (if you can) to the point where the rain just slides down and to the side. Sometimes turning your head to the side will help clear the drops as well, but a good, clean airflow, for me, is the best way. Heavy rains are not an issue.

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post #3 of 16 Old 07-18-2018, 05:29 AM
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Been using rain x on all manner of visors for at least 30 years, no issues to date. Like having wipers.

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post #4 of 16 Old 07-18-2018, 06:04 AM
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Elk skin ropers has a small rubber squeegee on one finger, no not the middle one. They are available from Aerostich, pricey but last the best of any glove I've tried
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post #5 of 16 Old 07-18-2018, 06:17 AM
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I use a furniture polish like Pledge on my visor. It works great and it's cheap.

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drgracer beat me to it.

I love rain X and use it on a lot of things, but Pledge, Pam, or plain old vegetable oil works great. Works great on your windscreen as well.

Plexus has the additional benefit of being a cleaner.
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post #7 of 16 Old 07-18-2018, 09:03 AM
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Well, I make windshields and have several customers that use RainX. I have yet to hear of a problem. It can be hard to get wiped just right so you don't have streaks when used on a visor. But again, I have never had a visor screw up do to Rain X. It has alcohol in it, which can effect some plastics. But higher grades of Acrylic ( like the cast Acrylic used in our windshields ) are quite chemical resistant. Polycarbonates, like most visors are less chemical resistant. But I still have no record of problems using Rain x on my visors. By the time it might effect is probably time for a new one anyway!

Do I love me some adjustable windshields like on RT's, FJR's and some other bikes! Seal the visor down ( you do put a bit of vaseline on the sealing surface to better seal that?), lower the windshield, and wonder why the cars are slowing down! I can see better in heavy rain than they do....

Pledge is handy and works ok. I also like to use good car wax as it is a most excellent cleaner for windshields and visors. It lasts longer than pledge and maybe longer than RainX.
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post #8 of 16 Old 07-18-2018, 09:52 AM
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RainX makes a plastic-friendly flavor, you just have to find it. I've used a number of chemicals and found Plexus or Protect All do a lovely job.

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This is really good news. I was sure RainX would cloud-up a windscreen or visor.

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Originally Posted by emjrrider View Post
Elk skin ropers has a small rubber squeegee on one finger, no not the middle one. They are available from Aerostich, pricey but last the best of any glove I've tried
I have a pair of those ropers that are probably ten years old now only real wear is on the left glove from the clutch. Living in So Cal I seldom have to worry about rain but I have used Pledge on my visor and it does seem to help.
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