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Is my helmet wrecked?

Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' at netrider.net.au started by HeavyNinja, Mar 26, 2016.

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  1. I applied rain x to my visor, only on outside, applied rain x to a microfiber cloth and applied as per instruction. However I noticed what looked like water inside the visor. Turns out it was not water but plastic film crumbling. I left the visor on the helmet and applied the rain x to cloth first, so pretty sure I never got any inside. Then remembered yesterday I used glasses cleaner to wipe the inside of the visor. Is the film peeling normal or have I melted a layer of my visor? Might be reason to get a pinkock as my s900 never came standard with the pinkock visor.


     
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  2. Hmmm, maybe there is a protective film on the visor you were meant to peel off? I'm assuming it's new gear?
     
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  3. Yeah new gear, but there was only the film on front of visor. Never saw any protective film on inside.
     
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  4. Maybe that plastic is meant to be removed?

    I have a Shark S900, don't remember there being film inside the visor?
     
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  5. If it is wrecked take it back to the shop asap, you may have a faulty visor.
     
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  6. You might be correct, I think you may have bugged the visor, I've heard Rain X is not recommended for use on plastics.

    A better option could be a polish or protectant designed for plastics like 303 or similar
     
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  7. Here is a pic.
     

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  8. That looks a bit dodgy, can you peal it off ?
     
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  9. Doesn't look good. Neither RainX nor glass cleaner are recommended for plastics (from memory RainX says it pretty clearly on the packaging NOT to use it on plastic).
     
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  10. I can peel it off if I rub it with my finger. Otherwise nope. I checked for a film inside. Looks like new visor for me. It never did that on the outside of helmet and I never applied rain x to the inside
     
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  11. I am guessing it probably has an anit fog film or coating that doesn't play well with Rain X , looks like the safest bet would be a new visor
     
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  12. Yeah I am assuming it was an anti fog film. I ran it under water and rubbed most of it off so I can use the helmet this weekend if I need it. Now it fogs crazy, will buy a new visor. Why if rain x is not safe, everyone says to ise it?
     
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  13. I think you'll find not everyone does say that. It's methanol based and the solvent can eat a lot of plastics.
     
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  14. Rain X is awesome on car windscreens, maybe there is a general assumption that it must be good on helmet visors as well, but it appears you have just disproved that one :(.
     
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  15. My instructor uses it as does my uncle in law. Bikebiz even sell it. The outside where I applied it is fine and is repelling the water great. Must have got a touch under the visor.
     
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  16. Use Cat Crap inside for anti-fogging, works great...
     
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  17. That's the name of a product, by the way. Don't rub literal cat crap inside your visor. Just sayin'.
     
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  18. Hahahahahahaha, plenty of it here with two cats in the house. Will buy some during week.

    Otherwise looking through the visor is clear, and the rain x really does repel well, I sprayed water on the helmet and it just beaded off. I guess if your visor has an inbuilt anti fog, don't get rain x on it.
     
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  19. Oh it's good stuff, just so long as it's the right one for your visor material. I used to use it on my old Brumby ute windscreen. Could see better when I left the wipers off once I had that stuff on it. I remember seeing a version for plastic as well, but not for a while.
     
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  20. For next time, maybe try PLEXUS or VUPLEX.
    Same stuff, different brands, Google or U tube it. I use it clean and polish the bike, helmet, visor. Fantastic stuff. :)
    cheers Fred.
     
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