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post #1 of 11 Old Jan 27th, 2008, 6:38 pm Thread Starter
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Question Rain-X Glass Treatment

Has anyone used Rain-X Glass Treatment on the LT? I have a ZTechnik and sometimes with fog, mist and engine heat it gets all "steamed up". I was hoping that this would help.
And no, I can't look over the screen, it's too tall.

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post #2 of 11 Old Jan 27th, 2008, 7:03 pm
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I tried it but didn't notice any difference.
I have a stock windscreen (that I look over most times) so not sure how it will work on the ZTek version. Have a buddy who uses it on his Yamaha Venture windshield and he swears by the stuff.
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I have tried rain-x and it did nothing to help. The wind on the front of the screen generally does not cary it off very well-I don't know why, and water on the back of the screen just sits there in big drops making things worse.
Works great on the car thou. Maybe it needs to be on glass-harder/smoother surface....?
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Rain-X can damage a plastic (loose term here). In fact when I got my LT, the prior owner gave me a deep discount on another that he had ordered to replace the OEM that had been severely damaged by Rain-X.

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Rain-X can damage a plastic (loose term here). In fact when I got my LT, the prior owner gave me a deep discount on another that he had ordered to replace the OEM that had been severely damaged by Rain-X.

Couple of years ago I used Rain X on a OEM windshield and damage the windshield, damaging the protective coating. Some windshield will state that you can use the rain X.

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You must use a rain X for plastic( hard to find) or you will dull the finish on the plastic. We use it on the plastic w/shields on Yachts.
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I have used it on my ztechnic for 2 years - no problems
I also use it on my visors
Great product - but loads of people will say it fogs or yellows your plastic
Never has for me.
Used it on my ST1100 screen for 9 years!

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Plexus

I have been using Plexus on my windshield and facesheilds for several years with good results.

I RainX works well on glass car windshields but I have heard reports that it made things works on non-glass shields.
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I've used it

Rain-X is wonderful. I've used it on EVERY thing I look through! LOVE IT! Here in Florida where sometimes it rains daily the use of rain-X is the difference between seeing the road or not! Of course I garage everything I've own, not sure if that would make a difference. I have also used Plexus and like it as well for a quick clean and shine but swear by rain-x! My experiance is that rain-x is a product that seems to only get better the longer you use it.
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I have been using Plexus on my windshield and facesheilds for several years with good results.

I RainX works well on glass car windshields but I have heard reports that it made things works on non-glass shields.
Another vote for Plexus here .. Been using it for a couple years with great results

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I haven't used RAINX since it trashed a windscreen on my GW about 15 years ago. I would suggest that if you want to use RAINX that you purchase the material that is specially formulated for use on plastic. If you read the label on the standard material sold in auto parts stores you'll find that it specifically states that it should not be used on plastic windshields.

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