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303 aerospace protectant on helmet visor? - November 28, 2011, 10:40 PM

I've been reading up on 303 aerospace protectant applications. I got a bottle and used some on my fairings, worked like a champ. Now I'm thinking of using it on my helmet and/or visors. Anyone have any experience with this? In particular, I'm worried about some undesirable effect on the coating of the helmet or on my blue mirrored Arai visor. Any experiences, good or bad?
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Use rain x on the visor. Wax on the helmet.


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Use rain x on the visor. Wax on the helmet.
You should not use Rain-X on plastic.

If you want something to help repel water off your visor then try Lemon Pledge. Seriously.


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You should not use Rain-X on plastic.

If you want something to help repel water off your visor then try Lemon Pledge. Seriously.
Hasn't caused a problem yet. 15 years or so. (12 racing) Seems to work on my dirt goggles as well.

I think I'll stick with it. If it screws up anything I'll let you know so you can say "I told ya so".


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Check this stuff out here. I was going to post it separately, but it fits within this thread. It's called NeverWet
Superhydrophobic Coatings | Corrosion Control & Waterproof Coatings | NeverWet

It's SUPERhydrophobic (I think rainx is a hydrophobic).


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Check this stuff out here. I was going to post it separately, but it fits within this thread. It's called NeverWet
Superhydrophobic Coatings | Corrosion Control & Waterproof Coatings | NeverWet

It's SUPERhydrophobic (I think rainx is a hydrophobic).

Ross Nanotechnology's NeverWet superhydrophobic spray-on coating - YouTube

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303 Products, Inc.: 303 Aerospace Protectant

They do a couple of different product lines, but the main one I have heard of and used is the regular old protectant. I use it on vinyl and leathers - have used it on my riding leathers, a couch, and car seats, and it works like a charm. After the successful application to the fairings, I'm thinking it's good to go for the helmet as well, but I tend to get a bit concerned if there is some special coating that I may be messing with by doing so. I have not heard of anything particular about the helmet, but mirrored finishes on plastic lenses can be tricky and I'd rather not run an $80 experiment this winter if I can avoid it and learn from someone else's previous experience.

At some point, impatience will get the better of me and I'll just go with it, but I need to figure a way to affix my hello kitty decal on the back of my helmet without immediately "cleaning" it off afterward.

p.s. all the hype about it being aerospace material and developed for nasa and super secret squirrels the world over...meh. They also developed foam, pens, and bags you deficate in for space, and those aren't really all that revolutionary either. I recommend you ignore the hype and just try it out, let the product speak for itself.

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