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Old 01-18-2011, 07:29 AM   #1
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Rain-X on your helmet screen

Who puts rain-x on their helmet screen to disipate the rain or mist?
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:39 AM   #2
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I have always thought about it but never tried. Does it work well? I wasn't sure how the plastic would react.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:48 AM   #3
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Will Rain-X help with the internal fog from breathing?
That's my worst problem riding in the cold/drizzle.

I've never tried Rain-X except for my windshield washer fluid on my car.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:53 AM   #4
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I believe they have a rain-x product for fogging. Never tried either one on my shield. It may be worth a try. An alternate may be to use the washer fluid instead of the concentrated product. My luck I do this and it will not rain for about a month. Not that I would complain.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:17 AM   #5
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Been wanting to Try buy I'm too much of a little to even try to ride when it's raining or even a chance of rain. Got hammered 1 too many times...
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You ride in the rain? Fahk that!
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i just turn my head to the side periodically and it wicks off.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:25 AM   #8
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You ride in the rain? Fahk that!
You could be riding on a perfectly clear day and get hit with a sprinkler. Gotta be prepared bro.
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i just turn my head to the side periodically and it wicks off.
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i just turn my head to the side periodically and it wicks off.
Doesn't work for mist or light drizzle.
7 of us tested it out yesterday.
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Doesn't work for mist or light drizzle.
7 of us tested it out yesterday.
That was one of the reasons I was asking. I couldn't ride with you yesterday but thought about that. Today woudl have been a good test as well. Need to just put some on and see what happens.
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Doesn't work for mist or light drizzle.
7 of us tested it out yesterday.
doesnt do anything for fog/mist, works fine with drizzle, used it this morning.
gotta crack the visor or have vents you can keep open to get rid of the fog.
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Doesn't work for mist or light drizzle.
7 of us tested it out yesterday.
The effect depends on your speed. The force from the wind forces the drizzle to run together forming larger drops. Once the drops reach the appropriate size, they will roll off the helmet.

I do have some Rain-X glass cleaner. I will spray my visor -- inside and out -- with it to see if there is a difference. The condensation from the temperature differential kills me.
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The effect depends on your speed. The force from the wind forces the drizzle to run together forming larger drops. Once the drops reach the appropriate size, they will roll off the helmet.
thanks for clarifying this, i guess was just hoping that it was implied that sitting at a stop light and turning your head will not cause your windshield to shed the raindrops.
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thanks for clarifying this, i guess was just hoping that it was implied that sitting at a stop light and turning your head will not cause your windshield to shed the raindrops.
As noted it is the speed at which you do this. If you can turn your head quick enough it may work.
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As noted it is the speed at which you do this. If you can turn your head quick enough it may work.
i can see it now....
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It works. So does a potato, cut it in half and rub it on the shield.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:24 AM   #18
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Rain X

RainX is a good product. It was developed for the Air Force and their planes as none of them have wippers which commerical planes have for sitting on the ground.
Many ole cars that are registered as antiques or classics do not require annual state inspections. Therefore, wippers do not work. If they are driven, bet ya the owner has RainX in the glove box. My '69 Stingray has working wippers but the RainX certainly does improve the performance and need for use.
Have used on face shields and it works good.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:36 AM   #19
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Rain-x works good and Rain-x anti fog works even better, I,m thinking its mostly rubbing alcohol, sure smells like it
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When I wax my helmet, I wax my shield. It has the same effect as Rain-X.
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