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Will Rain-X hurt a Cee Bailey's shield?
 

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+1. My understanding is that Acrylics and most plastics don't do well with alcohol based products, it causes them to cloud over time. As a former helicopter mechanic, we used to use a plastic polish that would also hinder rain on the windshields of our choppers. That said, I only use a 50/50 mixture of water and Hydrogen peroxide on my windshield. cleans great and gets all of the bugs off without scratching or discoloration. Just spray it on, let the bugs soak a couple minutes and wipe off with a microfiber cloth. Works every time.

Unless theirs is made of something different from the rest my vote is don't do it


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I have seen rain-X products for motorcycle helmet shields and wind shields
 

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your choice, it's your bike BUT Helmet shields are a lot easier and cheaper to replace than a windshield. It probably won't harm it right away but it will discolor it eventually.
 

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Clearview is the only shield I know of that you can use Rain X on .. I used it ( Rain X ) years ago on my Tour Glide and it eventually turned the shield yellow ..

use regular ole car wax

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..., I only use a 50/50 mixture of water and Hydrogen peroxide on my windshield. cleans great and gets all of the bugs off without scratching or discoloration. Just spray it on, let the bugs soak a couple minutes and wipe off with a microfiber cloth. Works every time.
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Thanks for the info.
 

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buy a can of pledge (not the lemon, attracts too many bee's) spray on a rag wipe off. It is a wax and does a great job repelling rain, and even better BUGS!
I have used it for years
Works fantastic on chrome too. BUT!! make sure you don't spay it on the engine itself. It will "milk" the engine cast.
Spray on a rag, microfiber etc..
 

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I use the turtle wax ice paste on my windshield as well as the rest of my shark, bugs come right off with soap and water or some detail spray.
 

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buy a can of pledge (not the lemon, attracts too many bee's) spray on a rag wipe off. It is a wax and does a great job repelling rain, and even better BUGS!
I have used it for years
Works fantastic on chrome too. BUT!! make sure you don't spay it on the engine itself. It will "milk" the engine cast.
Spray on a rag, microfiber etc..
The forumula for Pledge changed a couple years ago and it isnt as good as it used to be so I've stopped using it.
 

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Rain X for cars will mess up you shield. I learned the hard way. I have been told they make a different product for motorcycles but never seen it.
all the other options list in this thread work.
 

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I have had good success with the method described in the Roadglide shop manual. Use a hot damp cloth and place it on the windshield and leave it on for about 10 minutes. Use a microfiber towel and wipe clean. Similar to the 50/50 water /Hydrogen Peroxide method. However I'm thinking the 50/50 Water /Hydrogen Peroxide method might be better.
 
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