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post #21 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 11:40 PM
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Even RainX doesn't stop the mist from turning into ice on the faceshield!
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Even RainX doesn't stop the mist from turning into ice on the faceshield!
Just found that out.
It's post like these that are painful reminders that summer is over and we're into the 'extended' riding season of heavy gear and leather and electric this or that and etc..

Oh well. A cold day on the bike beats any day in the car!

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Oh well.
Puttin the bikes to bed this weekend.
At least the ISO grips I ordered came on time for an install and a few rides!

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post #24 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-09-2012, 01:58 PM
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Plexus seems to work well

I use Plexus on Windshield and visor (inside and out). I did use Windex until someone told me it would discolour them. As a side benefit I have noticed that both Windshield and visor really bead water, including mist. And the inside of the visor, when it fogs at all is only a small area below the nose at the bottom, maybe up a 1/2 inch. I have found that Plexus is not good at removing bugs, etc. So cleaning is two steps. Soapy water to clean the nasties off and then Plexus to polish. Works for me.

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I use a fog city shield liner its the second item here

Before that Mr Sheen works OK.

FWIW just use a damp tea towel on your bug splats - don't scrub just lay it on them and they soften up and will wipe up easy.
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I use Plexus on Windshield and visor (inside and out). I did use Windex until someone told me it would discolour them. As a side benefit I have noticed that both Windshield and visor really bead water, including mist. And the inside of the visor, when it fogs at all is only a small area below the nose at the bottom, maybe up a 1/2 inch. I have found that Plexus is not good at removing bugs, etc. So cleaning is two steps. Soapy water to clean the nasties off and then Plexus to polish. Works for me.
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Interesting. I just put a heavy coat of Plexus on the bugs and let it sit for several minutes. I haven't found any issues in getting them off. Maybe a 2nd "soaking" for the worst case accumulations.

I too found that rain beads up great and flows off the wind screen and visor really well. Just didn't know about the fogging. Having a windshield, I just pop my visor up to the 1st notch and let the air flowing in defrost it. It does get a bit nippy on the nose though.

On another note, to another poster: A word to the wise is to never use a paper towel on any windshield nor visor. Paper is a wood product and will cause scratches.
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Cool Fog control at ski shops

Go to a local ski shop (or sporting goods store) and get a bottle of the fog control spray used for ski goggles. This is made for use on plastics and is specifically for fog control, not just cleaning or surface treatment. It also will not interfere with good visibilty. Even under the most fog-proned conditions an application will last several days. It usually comes in small, pocket size bottles.
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Go to a local ski shop (or sporting goods store) and get a bottle of the fog control spray used for ski goggles. This is made for use on plastics and is specifically for fog control, not just cleaning or surface treatment. It also will not interfere with good visibilty. Even under the most fog-proned conditions an application will last several days. It usually comes in small, pocket size bottles.
That seems like a logical solution, I think I will try it. Up till now I have been using Mothers Plastic Polish.

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I hate RainX. Stopped using it about 30 years ago.

I try to bring my finger squeegee. You can buy them from motorcycle specialty sellers, like Sound Rider. It attaches to your index finger over your glove and you just wipe the shield when it gets hard to see.

Other thing is as others mention: wax. A good non abrasive wax such as pure carnuba wax (Mothers, 3M and Mequiars, as examples of makers) works great. Water beads up and rolls off.
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Plexus works fine. Great cleaner and if you do the inside of the shield it will stop all but the worst fogging.
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