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Trying to figure out whether it will work or eat the plastic. Has anyone actually used it on this brand of windshield?
 

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a little OT, but I remember a thread over on the 1150 forum a good while back with the question of Rain X on visors. Same concern, but there were people who used it without ill effect. You could prob search and find it.
I have used Plexus and other waxes on my tall screen without problem. Did you contact the Z Technic people to ask?

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DrS. I sent an email to the Z-guys. Will let everyone know if they reply.
 

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windshield cleaner

Instructions that came with my Cee Bailey were specific. No Windex, no Pledge, no Rainex. They of course recommended their house brand. It was priced at about $6.95 for a 8 oz bottle and ships free. I tried it and like it.

MJ in CO

using special lightweight hi-altitude (8465 elev) air in my Classic's tires
 

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Got the reply from Ztechnik, see below:

RainEx can damage your hardcoated windscreen.

We have developed RainZip which is specially formulated for use on ideally Quantum Hardcoated Polycarbonate but will work on any plastic.

National Cycle: Products: My Order

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I use Armorall wash and wax for the whole bike, including plastic shield, and so far I like it. (I also clean mi bike 1-2 times a year)


For my helmet shield I just hand wash it under warm water and dry with microfiber cloth. If I'm on the road, the I use whatever paper towel/napkin I find in the bathroom.
 

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Got the reply from Ztechnik, see below:

RainEx can damage your hardcoated windscreen.

We have developed RainZip which is specially formulated for use on ideally Quantum Hardcoated Polycarbonate but will work on any plastic.

National Cycle: Products: My Order

Regards
Paul

Paul Gomez
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National Cycle, Inc
2200 Maywood Drive
Maywood, Illinois 60153
708-343-0400 ext. 117
708-273-6517 direct
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Thanks Dr Dave for sharing the reply. I also have a Ztechnik shield but its a sport shield so some water collection has no affect on safety for me. The $23 price tag for 3 oz is a little steep. :)
 

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Thanks Dr Dave for sharing the reply. I also have a Ztechnik shield but its a sport shield so some water collection has no affect on safety for me. The $23 price tag for 3 oz is a little steep. :)
Yeah, but maybe it's a "quantum" liquid to treat the quantum polycarbonate. I wonder it that means that they will randomly teleport themselves, or otherwise change their position and state of matter. . .I suppose only if we don't observe them. . . . :clown:
 

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drDave, Thanks for your efforts. May I clarify Z-Tech's reply?
Three R1200R shields are NOT Quantum Coated shields (shields for RT). They are the older tech FMR coated polycarbonate. Good, but not Quantum. The expensive $23/3oz. RainZip WILL work, but some inexperienced members may misunderstand, and think their R1200R screen is a Quantum level quality, which would be a mistake. Somebody correct me if I haven't understood the Z-Tech webpage explanation. Just sayin':cool:
 

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Clem. . .I'm assuming that Mr. Gomez's reply was related to Ztechnik shields. Are you saying that not all Ztechnik screens are quantum doohickys or just that not all R1200 screens are quantum?
 

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Can someone help me here,
I have never use any kind of special product on my motorcycle shield nor helmet.
I have a 4 year old Shoei RF1000 with 25,000 miles on the shield, cleaned only with water and still good, my older bike 2008 FZ6 left my side with same amount of miles, shield was washed with the armorall I talked about, and the shield looked great too.

Am I missing something in here??? Or may be, this is just like putting some kind of expensive gas on tires, or loosing 1/8 of a pound buying a carbon fiber front fender.

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Am I missing something in here??? Or may be, this is just like putting some kind of expensive gas on tires, or loosing 1/8 of a pound buying a carbon fiber front fender. HELP
Hoshiko; I was just looking for something like Rain-X that would bead up the water hitting the windscreen. I will try some of their pan-galactic quantum Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator RainZip :dizzy: and let you know.
 

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Clem. . .I'm assuming that Mr. Gomez's reply was related to Ztechnik shields. Are you saying that not all Ztechnik screens are quantum doohickys or just that not all R1200 screens are quantum?
Not ALL of Z-Technik's wind screens are Quantum doohickys.
None of the 3 screens made for our R1200R bikes are Quantum coated.
Z-2442, Z-2443, Z-2444 are FMR coated polycarbonate.
Z-Tech's screens for the RT are Quantum coated, but I wouldn't trade bikes just for that.
I would think a clean micro-fiber rag (flannel,chamois) used ONLY for the wind screen would be better than a coarse paper towell from the gas stand. Wet it, lay it on the screen before you start filling up, by the time you're done, the bugs have softened to some degree for easier removal without abrasive force. Stuff it in a zip-lock bag and boogie. Remove tar with turpentine, then wash with warm mild dish detergent.
Hey Doc, post a photo of left-half the screen coated with paste car wax, and the right-half treated with RainZip. Curious minds want to know. In my case, small and curious.:001_tt1:
 

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Hey Doc, post a photo of left-half the screen coated with paste car wax, and the right-half treated with RainZip. Curious minds want to know. In my case, small and curious.:001_tt1:
Clem,

I will do that and post the photos. But which paste waxes won't mess up polycarbonate? Don't a lot of them advertise the same magical antigravity water repelling properties.
 
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