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    Rain x on visors safe?

    Just wondering if anyone has put rain x on helmet visors. Is it safe for the visor or will it wreck the visor? Some input please!

    Thanks!

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    It will ruin the visor. Your visor is made from polycarbonate. Rain-X is meant for glass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elder_MMHS View Post
    It will ruin the visor. Your visor is made from polycarbonate. Rain-X is meant for glass.
    Thanks for the info. Good thing I asked someone before I put it on.

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    Use Lemon Pledge furniture polish for your visor. It polishes out minor scratches and water beads off real quick. I always throw a soft cloth and a can of it in my saddle bags when I go on tour.
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    Or just some good hard car wax works wonders as well. Plus it protects your visor when you are stuck and need to clean it with something other than a micro fiber cloth (example: gas station windshield washer squeegie)
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    I currently use cleaning sprays for polycarbonate eyewear lenses that are composed of a water/isopropyl alcohol mixture. However, some interweb stuff says alcohol can "dry out" polycarbonate in the long term, reducing its malleability. Plexus seems to be a popular and effective plastic cleaner, safe for polycarbonate.
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    Lots of water and a paper towel works great, costs next-to-nothing, and is available everywhere. Has yet to harm my Shoei, Arai, or Bell visors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coastmaster View Post
    Lots of water and a paper towel works great, costs next-to-nothing, and is available everywhere. Has yet to harm my Shoei, Arai, or Bell visors.
    water does a terrible job of keeping water off my visor.
    I have had great results with rain-x.

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    Quote Originally Posted by avocet View Post
    water does a terrible job of keeping water off my visor.
    I have had great results with rain-x.
    OK, ya got me. Ya bastid.

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    I think I'll give the car wax a try since I don't have pledge.

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    Ha, I use pledge to clean my bike as well
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    pledge furniture polish available just about anywhere im guessing?

    how about cleaning the helmet itself... so far ive just used soap and water but i can imagine better ways to get bug guts off if its safe...

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    Just go heavy on the hard car wax on your helmet too, bugs just wipe off with a damp cloth
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    plexus for everything. I imagine you can buy it from any shop, I seem to always pick it up at the bike show.
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