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I bought some Rain-X a while ago. I got both the anti-rain and the anti-fog. The difference was spectacular when I first applied it to my visor.

I talked to a Moto shop salesman today that said rain-x is bad for plastic and that it will eventually cause bluriness rather than repelling water. I asked her to clarify whether this was short-term (ie fixable by reapplication) or long-term, and what she meant exactly but that was the end of her rain-x knowledge.
 

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Here's what Sonny our apparel manager has to say............

Well, Rain-X is designed for glass and uses chemicals too harsh for plastic. What it does is it gets into the pours of plastic and will eventually haze the plastic. This is not fixable.
It's been a long time coming but Nikwax just released a product that is designed for helmet visors.
It is called Helmet Proof and runs $11.99. We carry it ;D
As far as anti-fog there are a lot out there made for plastic like Scotts for example. It runs about $5.99
a bottle and works awesome, but if you really want to get rid of fog for good try a Foggy mask by Respro for $19.99. (also in stock) It velcro's into your helmet ad stops ALL breath from coming up onto the shield (which also keeps your face warm). These things rock. Living here in the Pacific NW you need something that works, I use one and I also wear glasses and it is by far the best product I've ever used.
 

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The stuff is great. I have used it for years. The sales person you talked to may be on crack. [laugh] There is a half life to anything, including visors, that is caused from "normal" use (even cleaning).

Put some rain-x on your car or boat windshield and the next time it rains you won't have to turn on your windshield wipers. Pretty cool.
 

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i didn't try rain-x, but some other type of fog/rain reppelent. it was a pinkish cube that you rub onto a towel and then rub onto the surface like a wax job and wipe clean. it was made for glass but i thought i'd give it a try on HALF of my visor...just in case. well, it worked marvelously on the morning ride in to work. i would purposely breathe heavy and watch as only one side fogged up. well....that night on the other hand, the side that i had fog proofed started to get hazy and blurry. needless to say, that night i cleaned that crap off. if i ever fog, i just crack the visor up one click.
 

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xswimordiex said:
if i ever fog, i just crack the visor up one click.
yeah, that method works only to a certain temperature... and a certain speed.

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The stuff is great. I have used it for years. The sales person you talked to may be on crack. [laugh] There is a half life to anything, including visors, that is caused from "normal" use (even cleaning).

Put some rain-x on your car or boat windshield and the next time it rains you won't have to turn on your windshield wipers. Pretty cool.
Sweet this is the only first-hand experience I've heard so far. So you've used it for years on your plastic visor, or do you mean just for your car and such?
 

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I've also heard that rain-x is supposed to ruin visors. I don't know anybody that's ever ruined on with it, though. I use it on my car all the time and it's sweet.
 

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Scorpion visors are also anti-fog from the factory....
 

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Rain-X used to list their ingredients on the bottle. I think it contained acetic acid and sulfuric acid- probably not great for plastic or visor coatings. But it works great on glass!
 

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I'm also in Seattle so I feel your pain! ;) Our rain, humidity, and cold temps seem to make fogging up a bigger concern than elsewhere.

I tried Rain-X on my visor a couple times and it didn't do anything. You can have the bottle of it and try for yourself if you come and get it! Didn't do anything.

I now use a foggy, like Duc Sea said. It rocks. Besides keeping your visor fog-free, it also keeps your face warm. It does have to be adjusted correctly to work though...just takes a little getting used to.

I'm probably going to give the Nikwax stuff a try as well. My complaint now isn't a foggy visor, but all the rain the just sits on the visor (unless I'm doing 70 on the freeway). Maybe this Nikwax stuff will act like Rain-X and help disperse it so I can see better. ???
 

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I still have my old Shoei RF200 that I got so many years ago. I used rain x on it all the time for years. I still have the original smoked
visor for it and it's clear as new, I mean obviously some small scratches but no hazing or anything like that.
 

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bobspapa said:
My scorpion tinted visor does not fog up....my clear visor fogs up just looking at it.
+1. i love my scorpion and the smoke shield rocks but i do get a little foggy with the original shield.
 

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Hi guys,

Try diluted soap/detergent on the inside of the visor... dont rinse it.... leave it to dry.
It wont fog up the inside.

Once dry, you can try to breathe into it... you will see it wont fog up at all.

Have fun with the little experiment...
and happy riding!
 

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+ 1 on scorpion [thumbsup]
 
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