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Old 11-07-2013, 07:42 AM   #1
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New Raincoat Pro - Just in time for riding in the rain

Introduced on November 1, 2013, Raincoat Pro is the best version of my hydrophobic coating for our visors and windshields.

It greatly improves your vision because it rolls water drops off like a new Teflon pan. See the before and after on an Arai visor in the video below:



Raincoat Pro offers a more compact size so it is easy to carry in your jacket.

And it is very quick to apply. It dries instantly in any weather and buffs to a transparent coating in seconds.

You can coat over 100 visors with one bottle. You will have clear vision for days even in the heaviest rains.



Click on the bottle to buy from my store. Inmates get a 20% discount with the ADVRIDER coupon entered as you buy. So price is $16 plus freight.

European riders click to buy from VisorVision in the UK.

Fully guaranteed - you like it or I give you your money back (including shipping).
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Old 11-08-2013, 05:11 AM   #2
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Looks like a great product!!

How long will the application last on average?

Does it give odd halos at night with oncoming headlights?

Thx!
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Old 11-08-2013, 05:27 AM   #3
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Looks like a great product!!

How long will the application last on average?

Does it give odd halos at night with oncoming headlights?

Thx!
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Should last 5 to 10 days, depending on how you clean your shield and how much rain. Rain mixed with oil (like the first rain of season) will shorten life.

You should not get halos at night if you buff well. Kit comes with a small cotton cloth. I would suggest spraying two full sprays onto faceshield, buff in all over with that small cloth, turn it over and buff clear. Hold it up to light to see if you need to buff again.

If you see halos, use a different soft cotton cloth (T-shirt for example) to buff transparent.
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:38 AM   #4
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Solutions like rainx will damage visors (causes crazing). Does Raincoat pro do any damage? Do you have micro photos of visors after repeated applications?
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Solutions like rainx will damage visors (causes crazing). Does Raincoat pro do any damage? Do you have micro photos of visors after repeated applications?
No Raincoat Pro will not damage your shield. The carrier is a fluorocarbon that does not affect any plastic..and it is only on the shield for a few seconds.

I don't have any micro photos of a shield after repeated applications. But I have done lots of research on this very topic.

Honestly, I can't see how Raincoat Pro could affect hardened polycarbonate.

As a matter of fact, polycarbonate used in all face shields is almost completely resistant to many common chemicals including nearly all alcohols...more so than acrylic plastics such as Plexiglass.

From this linky which downloads a PDF on PC resistance:

Polycarbonate is resistant to mineral acids, many organic acids, oxidizing and reducing agents, neutral and acid salt solutions, many greases, waxes and oils, saturated, aliphatic and cycloaliphatic hydrocarbons and alcohols, with the exception of methyl alcohol. The resistance of polycarbonate to water may be described as good up to approximately 60 C. At higher temperatures, degradation occurs, the extent of which depends on time and temperature. Polycarbonate should therefore not be exposed for long periods of time to hot water. However, brief contact with hot water has no effect. For example, polycarbonate tableware can be washed over 1000 times in a dishwashing machine with no adverse effects being observed.

RainX has under 10% Iso Propyl Alcohol so it is virtually impossible for it to affect polycarbonate. I think the reason that the rumor persists is that people confuse acrylic plastic with polycarbonate. Acyrlics are definitely affected by alcohols, usually crazing and glazing the surface.
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:21 AM   #6
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help with fog up inside visor?

Have you tested if this product will also help with minimizing or eliminating fogging up inside the visor?
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:09 AM   #7
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Just ordered the combo Rain/Fog package and used the discount.

I'll be happy to do a review and post it when it comes in.
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:04 AM   #8
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Have you tested if this product will also help with minimizing or eliminating fogging up inside the visor?
Raincoat Pro does not really help the fogging.

The drops from fog are too small to be repelled.

My original product, Fogtech Instant Anti-fog, is designed for the inside of your faceshield.
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:29 AM   #9
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Going to give it a try...
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:41 AM   #10
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Going to give it a try...
Guaranteed. If you don't like, send back and I will refund your money including shipping.
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Going to give it a try...
Me too
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:54 AM   #12
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So does the new "Pro" work better than the plain old RainCoat? Should I pitch all the old Raincoat packs I have laying around to go to the new stuff?
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