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post #1 of 32 Old 05-12-2008, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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Keeping face shield clear in the rain.

Has anybody tried using rainx or some other product to help maintain good visibility in the rain?

If you know of no chemical products to use what techniques seem to work best?

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i've had good luck with rainx on my scorpion exo-700. just follow the directions on the box

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I've had spectacularly mediocre results with Rain-X on the facesheild and windsheild. Riding above safe speeds seems to help.

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I tried Rain X on the wind screen and just got smears. I think I followed all the directions...

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I use All Kleer on both and found that in the mist, fog, and showers that I have run into here. It works well. Did Rain-X on the old helmet and shield, but like the results of the All Kleer better.

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Lemon Pledge works for me, Both the windshield and face shield .

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post #7 of 32 Old 05-12-2008, 01:27 PM
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Stand up and get your helmet into the wind-blast off the screen. Clear shield in no time.

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Raincoat works pretty well on visors, haven't tried it on my windshield yet.

Rain-X isn't made to work on plastics, Raincoat is.

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post #9 of 32 Old 05-12-2008, 02:59 PM
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I use Plexus, which helps, but after several winters in Oregon rain, I find that 95 percent of the time I can actually "just ignore" the raindrops on the visor. Once I got used to "looking through" them, I found that they really weren't having that much impact on what I could see. This does not work well in traffic at night so I try to avoid riding when all three conditions apply: Rain+Traffic+Dark. For my commute routes I've found roads that are longer, but have surprisingly little traffic.

For the 5% cases where ignoring the drops is not working, I either burst some speed and stand up (to get the wind to blast things clear) or crack my visor enough to see under the edge -- my big windscreen keeps my face reasonably dry (if not warm) in that last case.

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post #10 of 32 Old 05-12-2008, 03:00 PM
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Shaving cream

I rub a little shaving cream on the inside of my face shield, then wipe it off just enough that the 'film' is gone and I can see through it. I do it every morning before riding on days when it might rain more than occasional showers. Tedious, but it works better for anti-fogging than any anti-fog product I've tried.

For the outside of my face shield and for my wind screen I use Rain-X, on a much less frequent basis.

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