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post #1 of 19 Old 05-11-2019, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
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So came 90 miles.back from long island NY last night. Last 15 minutes scary. On highway, turrential rains couldn't see shit had to go 30 35 in right line hazards on and open visor to see. Gloves worked as a squeegee in light drizzle but once they soaked through were worthless. What do u guys use on visor... Fogs not really an issue as I dont mind cracking it, and shaving cream trick works great in winter.
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post #2 of 19 Old 05-11-2019, 08:48 AM
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Watched this yesterday.Ryan talks about visor rain treatments at the end of the video.
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I did watch that also, but with all ran repellents your supposed to wipe them in. He sprayed visors.....
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I sure would have lied to see Pledge included in the polish comparison. Or vegetable oil, since Pledge is vegetable oil , fragrance, and water.
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So came 90 miles.back from long island NY last night. Last 15 minutes scary. On highway, turrential rains couldn't see shit had to go 30 35 in right line hazards on and open visor to see. Gloves worked as a squeegee in light drizzle but once they soaked through were worthless. What do u guys use on visor... Fogs not really an issue as I dont mind cracking it, and shaving cream trick works great in winter.
I use Rain-X on the outside of my shield, which also has a Pinlock Overlay. It causes the water to bead up and resist "sheeting." I swivel my head left and right occasionally while riding to help clear the beads of water from my view. I carry a lens cleaning cloth and a little 2oz/60ml spray bottle with me that I fill from the big can, as it also is good for removing bugs. ⛈️
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Based solely on what I read on the InterWebs, be sure to use stuff formulated for plastic/lexan. I seem to recall some Rain-X is used on glass and that stuff is almost universally not recommended for plastic. Long term use is supposed to make plastic (I'm using that term in a generic sense) brittle and prone to cracking or in worse case shatter.
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Some touring gloves have a rubber wiper built onto the back of the left thumb. I have never tried them, but has to work better than wet gloves. (I keep my gloves well oiled with mink oil for water proofing but obviously don't want to wipe that on the visor.)

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Based solely on what I read on the InterWebs, be sure to use stuff formulated for plastic/lexan. I seem to recall some Rain-X is used on glass and that stuff is almost universally not recommended for plastic. Long term use is supposed to make plastic (I'm using that term in a generic sense) brittle and prone to cracking or in worse case shatter.
Absolutely correct. Rain-X makes a plastic safe formulation. Rain-X 620036. Use only that type of the product. Do not use the standard formula.
Rain-X works very well if you keep the treatment cycle up to date.
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I use and LOVE "Bug slide", it has a pretty damn good water shedding effect on both the windshield and in particular helmet visor.

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Some touring gloves have a rubber wiper built onto the back of the left thumb. I have never tried them, but has to work better than wet gloves. (I keep my gloves well oiled with mink oil for water proofing but obviously don't want to wipe that on the visor.)
+1 on the Rain-x for plastic. Works the treat. My recommendation is, as noted, a) let it dry and rub it in, then b) reapply and repeat. Also, it's a big bottle - do your windshield and (especially) your mirrors.

I have touring gloves with the rubber thing. I'm used to it from my ski gloves which have one. They work amazingly well, even though you look kinda like a knob when you are doing it.

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