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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-16-2019, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all,

It feels silly asking this question, but how do you all deal with rain on your helmet visor?

I've done the look left/right and allow the wind to take it off, plus wiped it with my glove (of course) but they're not great options. I hear Rain X works, but it's not good for the visor itself.

Any useful tips and cheats on this subject?

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My aero stitch ropers have a little unnoticeable, built in, squeegee. Works great.

https://www.aerostich.com/clothing/g...SAAEgIosPD_BwE
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I bought and use a finger visor wiper/squeegee ordered from Amazon. Works well.
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DO NOT use RainX on your visor. Or Windshield (if you have one).

I really enjoy riding in the rain (but not on my Bobber!) and over the years can say that apart from a well sealed helmet/visor that does not let water leak in, i recommend using:

1) An original Pinlock visor. This is an essential piece of kit if your helmet is pinlock ready.
2) VEE WIPE . This little thing is GREAT at wiping away water & dirt.



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DO NOT use RainX on your visor. Or Windshield (if you have one).

I really enjoy riding in the rain (but not on my Bobber!) and over the years can say that apart from a well sealed helmet/visor that does not let water leak in, i recommend using:

1) An original Pinlock visor. This is an essential piece of kit if your helmet is pinlock ready.
2) VEE WIPE . This little thing is GREAT at wiping away water & dirt.



You are nothing if not a wealth of information on moto accessories 👍. Looks like a great suggestion and it’s now on my list. Thanks!
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I have used Muc-Off visor cleaner for years. It seems to leave an invisible film over the visor that allows rain water to run off very effectively.

https://muc-off.com/collections/moto...goggle-cleaner

And as Eisen has recommended, a Pinlock for anti-fog is unbeatable!
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Rain-X DOES make a plastic specific water repellent. I’ve always used their GLASS repellent on my windshield without any problems. I’m going to pick up a bottle of the plastic and give it a try....anything to get the bugs off easier!

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Rain-X DOES make a plastic specific water repellent. I’ve always used their GLASS repellent on my windshield without any problems. I’m going to pick up a bottle of the plastic and give it a try....anything to get the bugs off easier!
I have yet to source the plastic specific Rain X here in Spain.
But you are absolutely right that it does exist for Plastics now:
https://www.rainx.co.uk/rain-x-for-p...now-available/

I use the (glass) windscreen version on my car and it works great.
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I don't ride in the rain.

When I was riding a GS I had all the aerostitch gear and my GSs always had the big windscrean, heated grips, etc. Some days I rode for hours in he rain. I even crossed the Alps in a snow storm. That was exciting. With my Bobber if it looks like rain I don't go out.

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I have yet to source the plastic specific Rain X here in Spain.
But you are absolutely right that it does exist for Plastics now:
https://www.rainx.co.uk/rain-x-for-p...now-available/

I use the (glass) windscreen version on my car and it works great.
In the States you can get Rain X for Plastic on Amazon. I use Plexus to clean my face shield. I have no idea what it does in the rain.
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