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Offline mellow yellow

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using turtle wax on face shield
« on: July 04, 2014, 11:36:58 am »
now that my helmet is a few years old, have noticed that the water droplets don't slide off as readily as it use to. after getting caught in a storm yesterday, I need to remedy this situation asap. remember reading something about turtle wax. I would like to know how well this works, and do you leave it on after it stops raining. also, is it the paste or liquid? thanks all, and be safe.
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Re: using turtle wax on face shield
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2014, 11:52:01 am »
I wouldn't use standard auto waxes & polish.    I prefer to use Plexus as it is specifically intended for plastics and have never had a shield get ruined from it.

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Re: using turtle wax on face shield
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2014, 01:00:44 pm »
I am a big fan of the Novus products. The #1 or cleaner / polisher (no abrasives) leaves some kind of film behind, maybe wax, that really helps keep the shield on a helmet as well as a windshield clean. And it makes cleaning it the next time it does need it much easier. Handy to use too in a small pump bottle.

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now that my helmet is a few years old, have noticed that the water droplets don't slide off as readily as it use to. after getting caught in a storm yesterday, I need to remedy this situation asap. remember reading something about turtle wax. I would like to know how well this works, and do you leave it on after it stops raining. also, is it the paste or liquid? thanks all, and be safe.
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Re: using turtle wax on face shield
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2014, 01:31:30 pm »
I believe Rain-X makes a treatment for plastic.
Used on air plane windshields.

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Re: using turtle wax on face shield
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2014, 04:16:19 pm »
Rain-x works great, used Pledge as well.  Lemon scent Pledge attracts more bugs though.  lol

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Re: using turtle wax on face shield
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2014, 04:59:37 am »
+1 on the Plexus. In my 52 years on this planet I have yet to see anything that works better to clean and polish plastic surfaces. Just use a soft cloth - never use paper towels on plastic; you may as well be using sandpaper.
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Re: using turtle wax on face shield
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2014, 05:02:43 am »
I've used Lucas Slick Mist on mine. So far, no discoloration and watet beads nicely. I have heard other using Pledge with good results.
Since many faceshields come with a scratch resistant coating, if yours is still scratch-free, I would not use any type of poliah as it may damage the  coating.

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Re: using turtle wax on face shield
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2014, 07:40:15 am »
Use nanotechnology here.  Nasa and airplanes use this kind also.  For windows, helmets, ...

 here a link how we can buy that from time to time at good prices (otherwise not cheap...)
See also the vid included :
http://www.1dayfly.com/be/nl/product/10760/duopack-nano-technologische-vuilafstoter

You got also few sites with 'one-day-offers' in the US ?
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Re: using turtle wax on face shield
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2014, 10:59:25 pm »
You do realize that "nanotechnology" is the product name, not an indication that the product uses nano-scale manufacturing techniques. I'm pretty sure that stuff is nothing more than a rain-x ripoff.
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Re: using turtle wax on face shield
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2014, 02:47:18 pm »
I've been using BlazeAntifog with good results. Picked some up at the annual MC Show. No discoloration, decent antifog and rain sheets off. I do have to reapply every couple of months (about every 3k miles).
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Re: using turtle wax on face shield
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2014, 10:25:38 pm »
I'm glad it's working for you.  I'd never heard of BlazeAntifog, so I googled it and found THIS.  At the very least, there is some disagreement here.

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Re: using turtle wax on face shield
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2014, 06:34:20 pm »
have been using nothing but Pledge on the entire bike and helmet and visor for years with great results.  it does attack bugs when stopped.  No big deal.
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Re: using turtle wax on face shield
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2014, 11:09:32 am »
Cee Baileys makes a repellant specifically for plastic. Since aircraft windshields are plastic a lot of pilots use it.
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Re: using turtle wax on face shield
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2014, 10:47:47 pm »
thanks for the cee bailey's info. just ordered their stuff. glad I live in the lower states. Alaska and Hawaii people get killed on the shipping! :o
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Re: using turtle wax on face shield
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2014, 10:58:16 pm »
it does attack bugs when stopped.

Cee Baileys makes a repellant specifically for plastic. Since aircraft windshields are plastic a lot of pilots use it.

Good to know, I hate bugs.
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Re: using turtle wax on face shield
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2014, 11:14:20 pm »
thanks for the cee bailey's info. just ordered their stuff. glad I live in the lower states. Alaska and Hawaii people get killed on the shipping! :o

Looks very similar to the Novus bottle
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Re: using turtle wax on face shield
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2014, 03:30:06 pm »
Honda cleaner is great for both your shield and just about any part of the bike.  I've been using it for years and find it to be a good product for debugging shields and it helps a little with rain too.  Wax or most polishes haven't hurt my shield either. 

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