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I wear a shoie x-11 when raining or cold. Are there any do's or dont's for keeping water off sheild? I've tried honda polish but does'nt bead off that well. I was thinking about trying Rain-X but not sure if it might damage shield.
 

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Rain-X will permanently fog your shield. I use Plexus. Some use Lemon Pledge.
 

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Don't use Rain-X it's made for glass not plastic. Certainly don't use it on your windshield. I use Plexus on the face shields and windshield. It repells water pretty well. I have been known to clean my windshield and face shield in the rain. It really makes a difference.
 

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I gotta say this about a specific RainX product. I recently purchased a pair of their windshield wipers for my car. Nearly $50. They were the worst windshield wipers I have ever had on my car. They streaked like they were 100 years old. One night, in the rain, the windshield was so smeared that I turned across a center concrete median that I couldn't see.

Auto Zone took them back and replaced them with Bosch.
 

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One real-world, first-hand data point:

I have an older (mid-90s) Arai helmet.

I use Rain-X on the shield (the standard Rain-X, made for glass). It works very well for increasing visibility through the shield in the rain.

No problems noted after years of this practice.

YMMV!
 

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One real-world, first-hand data point:

I have an older (mid-90s) Arai helmet.

I use Rain-X on the shield (the standard Rain-X, made for glass). It works very well for increasing visibility through the shield in the rain.

No problems noted after years of this practice.

YMMV!
If your shield is still on from the mid 90's, I :bow: to you my friend...I can not keep them longer then 6 months before they get scratched to hell..
 

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One real-world, first-hand data point:

I have an older (mid-90s) Arai helmet.

I use Rain-X on the shield (the standard Rain-X, made for glass). It works very well for increasing visibility through the shield in the rain.

No problems noted after years of this practice.

YMMV!
You are either LUCKY, or their has been a formula change. Original Rain-X even said on the bottle not to use it on plexyglass or lexan. By the way mid-90's? Your helmet has far outlasted its usefull life span. Want to see you around, so get a new lid.
 

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PLEXUS will help

RAIN X is for a glass windshield not plastic
 

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Plexus or Novus or whatever works well but half the time I use Meguiars carnuba wax topcoat or watever other carnuba wax I happen to have on hand. Also use this on windshields. The water beads up and blows off.

Of course - ya gotta have the surface very clean to use the wax because it doesn't do any cleaning. Careful not to use a cleaner wax !

The Plexus or Novus gives a nice clean & shine...... and is supposed to be anti-fog and a bunch of other stuff. :shrug:
 

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Wow I've had my shield for 5 years and it is still great. I look out past the shield and not at the shield so i donot see the minor scratches. Pledge works well and so does plastex that i use on the windshield
 

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I recommend Brillianize....it's specifically designed for plastic and water beads up just like rain X does on your car windshield. It can be found on my website with free shipping.

Ron DeLaughter
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www.cowhidecovers.com
 
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