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    Rainex
    on: Sep 19, 2017, 01.46 pm
    Sep 19, 2017, 01.46 pm
    Does anyone use Rainex on their screen? The product says its not to be used on plastic or perspex screens so I haven't tried it yet, just wondering if anyone has and are there any detrimental affects?
    Keep it shiny side up and rubber side down

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    Re: Rainex
    Reply #1 on: Sep 19, 2017, 02.06 pm
    Sep 19, 2017, 02.06 pm
    Some one out there must have good advice, unforunately its not me. My screen was great when I got it, now the water beads up and I cant see through it. I've done the same to my rear windscreen of my car Doh!

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    Re: Rainex
    Reply #2 on: Sep 19, 2017, 04.09 pm
    Sep 19, 2017, 04.09 pm
    Rain-X makes a product specifically for plastic shields. I've been using it for years on my lexan and plexiglass screens on bikes and race cars. it works great. Bugs don't stick and the screens last longer as it seems they take longer to scratch or haze up.
    Here's a link...

    https://www.amazon.com/Rain-X-620036-Plastic-Treatment-fl/dp/B00T9LR2BQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1505833907&sr=8-1&keywords=rainex+plastic
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    Re: Rainex
    Reply #3 on: Sep 19, 2017, 06.42 pm
    Sep 19, 2017, 06.42 pm
    I use the rainx for the plastic and it works. :152:

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    Re: Rainex
    Reply #4 on: Sep 19, 2017, 06.52 pm
    Sep 19, 2017, 06.52 pm
    I'm using the Cal-Sci recipe and it works like a charm.
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    Re: Rainex
    Reply #5 on: Sep 19, 2017, 07.11 pm
    Sep 19, 2017, 07.11 pm
    I have had OK results with the Rain-x for plastics. Believe it or not, Lemon Pledge works really well also and is very gentle on the screen. Smells good, too!  :169:
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    Re: Rainex
    Reply #6 on: Sep 19, 2017, 07.29 pm
    Sep 19, 2017, 07.29 pm
    This has been discussed previously here :

    Rain Repellent on Windshield and Helmet Visors

    A number of products are mentioned there that CAN be used ( Nikwax Visor Proof is another ),
    but the main thing is NOT to use the Rain-Ex, or similar products,
    designed for use on Glass windscreens, as the chemicals in it can cause the Trophy Screen
    to become brittle and prone to cracking, and / or become discoloured.  :012:

    Last Edit: Mar 26, 2020, 03.14 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Rainex
    Reply #7 on: Sep 19, 2017, 09.16 pm
    Sep 19, 2017, 09.16 pm
    +1 on Lemon Pledge as a protectant. Clean the screen first with mild dish detergent per manual.

    Boat owners (and rag-top car owners) have been using the stuff for years on their soft plastic windows....

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