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post #1 of 21 Old 08-02-2009, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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was wondering what you guys do to improve helmet shield visibility when riding in rain....does "rain x" work on shield? or some other form of wax?
thumb squeegee is "ok",but is there anything better?
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post #2 of 21 Old 08-02-2009, 07:04 PM
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Depending on your shield, Rain-X can be very damaging. The best thing I've found is Plexus plastic cleaner/polish. It cleans off the bugs and grime, leaves a nice slick surface, and it won't damage coatings (iridium, anti-fog, UV) on your face shield. It also works well for cleaning and polishing your entire helmet and bike.
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There's this stuff called "Raincoat". Aerostich is carrying it but I imagine you can find it other places. It's made specially for motorcycle faceshields.

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.....hey thanks guys...
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+1 for Plexus. I use it to clean the whole bike and my luggage. Once you apply it, it makes cleaning much easier the next time. As warhammer says, it's great for helmets and visors. The water beads and runs off and I've never had my visor fog up. It can be a bit expensive, but it's worth it.


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Plexus is great stuff, I use it all the time. If you're ridding in VERY heavy rain, opening your shield a little bit also helps, use it like a visor. BB

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post #7 of 21 Old 08-03-2009, 04:58 AM
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Hi guys

I use plexus too, it's good stuff. Also use cat crap for anti fogging but this really needs o be applied for every ride. Not only that, it's brown and really stinks - just joking, but it really is called cat crap.

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cool gonna hunt down some "plexus" today...thanks alot!
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My dad used to cut a potato in half and smear it over his car windscreen when he blew the motor out on his wipers. He says this was a popular trick many decades ago. Must be something in the potato juice that stops water 'sticking'. Who's gunna be the first to try this out on a visor?

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I just use Honda Spray Polish (or whatever it's called now).

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