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    A tip for yea all, BUT I always put a good coat of wax on my windshield, whenever I wax my trike (and that's usually when it's raining outside) That's when I go into the garage and service my bike, either oil change, tire pressure checks, wash and wax, or what ever needs to be done..ect.ect.ect.

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    the reason for the wax is that rain water just rolls off the shield, and totally makes it much easier to ride in rain... try it.....IT WORKS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnerboy View Post
    A tip for yea all, BUT I always put a good coat of wax on my windshield, whenever I wax my trike (and that's usually when it's raining outside) That's when I go into the garage and service my bike, either oil change, tire pressure checks, wash and wax, or what ever needs to be done..ect.ect.ect.

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    the reason for the wax is that rain water just rolls off the shield, and totally makes it much easier to ride in rain... try it.....IT WORKS!

    Ronnie
    I don't wax my Slingshot....I just hose it down with soap and water and dry it with my full size Microfiber Towels.....The wind shield i use Honda spray wax....I tried Rain X Years ago, But unless they changed the formula after a while it will leave a residue and dull the shield..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnerboy View Post
    A tip for yea all, BUT I always put a good coat of wax on my windshield, whenever I wax my trike (and that's usually when it's raining outside) That's when I go into the garage and service my bike, either oil change, tire pressure checks, wash and wax, or what ever needs to be done..ect.ect.ect.

    But

    the reason for the wax is that rain water just rolls off the shield, and totally makes it much easier to ride in rain... try it.....IT WORKS!

    Ronnie
    Do this for the rest of your trike, less cleaning, paint protected, more time riding!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnerboy View Post
    A tip for yea all, BUT I always put a good coat of wax on my windshield, whenever I wax my trike (and that's usually when it's raining outside) That's when I go into the garage and service my bike, either oil change, tire pressure checks, wash and wax, or what ever needs to be done..ect.ect.ect.
    Wax build up will soon show fine scratches. I clean my F4 w/Windex and paper towel(don't do that on acrylic)

    Quote Originally Posted by rhino 2 View Post
    I don't wax my Slingshot....I just hose it down with soap and water and dry it with my full size Microfiber Towels.....The wind shield i use Honda spray wax....I tried Rain X Years ago, But unless they changed the formula after a while it will leave a residue and dull the shield..
    Microfiber is known to trap bug residue and dirt. Therefore becoming abrasive.

    You can get RainX in a Marine formula to use on windshields. Not needed on F4's
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    I just use lemon pledge to clean my acrylic windscreens ... works well and the bugs don't stick as bad. Helps with water dispersal .. cheap and available in small cans that take up very little room in the trunk, if you run out on a trip, every grocery store carries it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzyWuzHe View Post
    I just use lemon pledge to clean my acrylic windscreens ... works well and the bugs don't stick as bad. Helps with water dispersal .. cheap and available in small cans that take up very little room in the trunk, if you run out on a trip, every grocery store carries it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankj View Post
    Do this for the rest of your trike, less cleaning, paint protected, more time riding!

    Frank, thank you, wonderful info here!

    I will look into this film to install on my bike... ( but it's weird, but I actually enjoy waxing the bike when it's raining... (I know I'm a strange puppy LOL)..

    Hey let's meet and greet, either during the winter OR in the spring Ok?? For a few beers OR what ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnerboy View Post
    Frank, thank you, wonderful info here!

    I will look into this film to install on my bike... ( but it's weird, but I actually enjoy waxing the bike when it's raining... (I know I'm a strange puppy LOL)..

    Hey let's meet and greet, either during the winter OR in the spring Ok?? For a few beers OR what ever!

    Ronnie
    That's a plan, will contact you. I did send you an e-mail a few days ago about paint film. Hey since you enjoy waxing I'll drop my trike off!

    Frank

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    I use Lucas Oil Slick Mist on my Indian and also have protective film from See Through Braz. You can send questions if you have any to this email address...<seethroughbraz@gmail.com>.

    It all works for me and I have a lot of gravel I'm forced to ride in and rain won't stop me from riding either. But y'all have to do what works for you as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankj View Post
    That's a plan, will contact you. I did send you an e-mail a few days ago about paint film. Hey since you enjoy waxing I'll drop my trike off!

    Frank
    Frank,

    I have the can of wax in my hand as we speak, I just need to charge the batteries, back to full, in my I phone, and i'm ready to polish away, "bring it on"! Good buddy!

    Ronnie

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