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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-15-2016, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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Riding in the rain

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I have a Yamaha windscreen on my XVS950 what product is the best to use for beading the rain off, I have used Plexus, can you use a wax?
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I've used rain-x quite a bit, plexus works and any decent brand wax will also work. Be sure to use a micro fiber cloth as I learned the hard way when using paper towels. They made the windscreen look cloudy afterwards. Just my experience though.

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Thanks for your reply, the jury is out regarding Rain-X some say use it some say don't go near the stuff. I thinking of using a wax and brand suggestions
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Rain-X has a caution on the bottle about using it on plastic windshields and face shields. It seems to me I tried it many years ago with no ill effects, though. I have never tried Lemon Pledge, but I have seen it recommended on other forums.
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I use the rain-x more on the cars than the bike. After I went with a fairing on my 950t, I switched to a wax because the short windshield on the fairing was easily scratched. Most any decent bike shop should have what you need, or ebay and amazon can get what you need.
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I have best results using car wax. Works great and makes it easier to clean. I commute daily and ride in more rain than I like.
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Thanks for your reply, the jury is out regarding Rain-X some say use it some say don't go near the stuff. I thinking of using a wax and brand suggestions
just use a paste wax and go heavy with it. i use turtle wax one heavy coat lasts about a week but i ride hundreds of miles a week, if you ride less it will last a lot longer is the windshield acrylic or polycarbonate ( lexan ) added benefit of hiding minor scratches too. i have fog off spray for my face shield tried it on the lexan windshield it worked only for a very short time like an hour at best
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