Raincoat is here!!

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by themenz, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. themenz

    themenz Long timer

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    Understandable! I tried Raincoat on my Maui Jim sunglasses, which are polarized. Didn't work!!! After thinking long and hard realized Maui Jim's are glass lenses...:baldy . Raincoat won't work on glass.

    Test results later today, thanks for the question!
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  2. themenz

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    Slush, sleet?!! Tell me more!:ear
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    Went to Walnut Creek Sunglass Hut and bought some very nice Ray Ban sunglasses with gray polarized plastic lenses. Applied a nice thin coating of Raincoat to one side, let dry and polished the powder off with a cotton cloth. Checked in strong light and no defects such as smears, spots or halos. Waiting for the sun to go down to see if any halos around street lights, but I don't think so.

    Now for the water drop test. Raincoat was awesome! Drops literally bounced off!

    Then used a fine mikst sprayer. The Raincoat side started rolling the sprayed drops when they were about 1/3rd the size of the uncoated side. Those drops were also smaller and more rounded. Plus an easy breath on the lenses wiped the spray away. The uncoated side took a very strong blow and still had lots of big and small drops left on the lenses.

    I think you should feel very comfortable with Raincoat on polarized lenses.

    Can you think of any other test?
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  4. Watercat

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    Here in PacificNorthWet the "Raincoat" will come in handy . . . . . :wink:

    Looking forward to receiving the order.
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  5. themenz

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    I extended the ADVRIDER 20% discount coupon to March 31st. Thanks to everyone that has ordered Raincoat and Fogtech. I am very anxious to get feedback on Raincoat! :ear
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    PM'd ya !

    thanks
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    OK, now it is three days later. I have worn my Raincoated polarized sunglasses everyday, carried them in my fleece jacket pocket, washed them twice, once with dish soap.

    Still no defects in vision and the Raincoat is still working about as well.
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  8. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander only happy when sad

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    OK, I was ready to order some and so off I go to your website and see that you won't ship them little packets to Canada ... whats that all about?
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  9. themenz

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    Don't get me started! :cry

    These packets have a combustible carrier. So they are considered hazardous and as such, need to follow some pretty hefty rules. (Don't worry, Raincoat is safe for your visor.) I packaged them specifically to fit within an exemption for DOT (US ground transportation) and IATA (Worldwide Air). But I can't ship via the post office out of the country. The other shipping options are expensive unless ordered in bulk. Within the US, they must go by ground.

    Fortunately I am expecting my Candadian distributor to stock fairly soon--see IATC - Fogtech and Raincoat Soon. And my UK distributor just ordered--V2 Mal --Fogtech and Raincoat Soon. Hopefully they will cover all of Europe.

    Bottom line, keep checking and you will see Raincoat soon.
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  10. themenz

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    Many of you should have received your Raincoat by now, thank for the orders. If you have tried it out in weather, I would like to hear about your experiences either here or directly to me gene (at) motosolutions (dot) com.

    Also, I have cleaned my polarized glasses several times and handled them for about 9 days. Raincoated side is definitely not working as well. It would need to be recoated. Still no halos or clarity problems.
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  11. DiscoDino

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    Menz - got mine last night...

    The Fog thing works GREAT! love it!

    now on the Rain thing...couple of questions:
    • Apply with round yellow pad?
    • Wipe clean with white cotton cloth?
    (I'm imune to instructions...)

    Thanks!
    Nadim
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  12. themenz

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    You have it right. Apply with yellow pad or with the corner of a cloth. Just put on the thinnest layer possible. That will make the buffing easy.

    Let it dry for 5 minutes or until the coating is completely white.

    Buff with the included cotton cloth or any soft cotton cloth you have. Just don't use a microfiber cloth to buff as you might just buff off the Raincoat wax.

    Oh and thank you for the positive comments on Fogtech.
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    Sweet - thx!
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    The ride started out overcast and soon turned windy as the front moved in. That peculiarly small drizzle that comes in with the front began to mist up the windshield of the beloved beast. The tiny drops normally make good vision a chore; a hard rain is actually easier to ride in as the drops combine and run down the visor. This would be the first big test of a new product that claims to significantly improve your riding safety in the rain. Raincoat simply worked as advertised. Never a worry about wiping the visor! Even the tiniest drops ran off like they were impacting a hot frying pan!

    Many thanks to you for this great product. It's always nice to get something that is both inexpensive and works as advertised!

    I just Raincoated the big winter windshield...
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  15. wibby

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    Been suffering last few rains

    My test sample finally went dry

    Ordered some more tonight
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    Thanks Roostre! May I have your permission to use this review on my website? If OK, send me a PM as to how you want your name location noted.
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    No problem.:1drink
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    Done!:deal

    Thanks again!
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  19. BjornS

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    New member here, themenz suggested I should join and share my results.

    I'm commuting in swedish winter weather, which means rain and snow in temperatures around -10°C to +5°C (15-40°F). Keeping the visor clean in such conditions is not easy. I have tried many other methods such as "don't wipe, ever", glove-mounted squeegees, stop-and-clean routines and was on the brink of trying tear-offs when I found Raincoat on the web and bought a few packs to test.

    Raincoat does indeed work just as claimed on rain and road spray. Anything wet just rolls off. Thin spray tends to get stuck in the middle of the visor, but turning your head to the side blows it right off.

    Unfortunately it does not work quite as well on snow. If the snow is cold and dry it just bounces off, but if the snow flakes are big and wet they stick to the visor and won't be blown off even by a head turn. It's pretty much like an untreated visor: You have to wipe it off manually. However when you wipe if off, the residual water left on the visor quickly beads up and rolls off leaving it clean and clear again. So even if Raincoat doesn't "cure" wet snow completely, it still gives me an advantage.

    Overall, I'm very happy I found it. Raincoat on the outside and Pinlock on the inside is a great combination.
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  20. themenz

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    Welcome to ADVRider! I am glad you joined.
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