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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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RainX question with a twist

Its Winter

Its understood that RAINX is evil for most windscreens. Not trying to rehash that subject.


But how long does it take to make a windshield unsafe?

If you wipe it on it doesn't eat through the plastic it gradually breaks down the polymers. If I plan on replacing the screen after the season anyway why not use rainx?

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 12:03 PM
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Not really an answer to your question but a version is available that is supposed to be safe for plastics. Maybe someone has first-hand knowledge whether it works as advertised.
https://www.rainx.com/product/plasti...ter-repellent/

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Why not just use Pledge or wax it? Both are cheaper and last longer.
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Rainx for plastic not worth the money. the honda polish or pledge works longer.


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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 01:20 PM
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I use Lucas Slick Mist on the whole bike including the Shield. Two and a half years hasn't hurt it yet. Its safe for plastic. Rain runs off and the bugs come off easier.
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Water and a microfiber cloth is what I use.
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post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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I've used pledge. Plain ole turtle wax also works So that's not an issue. but for years I've read the evils of rainx and how it will make the bike crash and burn and i'm stuck in the house. Got to wondering about things and the rainx question is one of those things. Ive googled "how fast will rainx destroy plastic" and everything comes back it will but not when so is it days, months, years or does it have the half life of nuclear material

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I've used it on a BMW screen and it wrinkled the coating in minutes. Dunno about a GW but I'm not going to try it.
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I use Lucas Slick Mist on the whole bike including the Shield. Two and a half years hasn't hurt it yet. Its safe for plastic. Rain runs off and the bugs come off easier.
Another fan of Lucas Slick Mist here. It's the best quick spray I have ever used. Running up and down the Alcan and Cassiar highways it keeps my bike looking good and the nasty north country bugs come off easily.
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What the heck!!! It's your bike, and you plan on replacing the screen any way, so get after it. just check it before you ride off. Oh, and let us know how it works out
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