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Old 04 March 2007, 11:50   #1
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"Phace" Saved!

Thanks John for the two masks.

They had a baptism of fire (or more correctly "ice") yesterday.

Aries IV was out in the Solent yesterday afternoon, when it became very dark and the fiercest hailstones came over. They really hurt!

My daughter and I quickly put on our masks and went through the "stones" at 35kts. Mind you, I did have to cover the top of my head, as we weren't wearing hats. Sorry - no pictures but we both thought that they didn't look so "odd" as we had anticipated.

I found that my lens was not as clear as I would have liked and shall investigate what people use on motorcycle helmet visors. I know that a product exists for car windscreens, so there is a chance that something similar will be available for perspex visors/lenses.

Well done John - They work!

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Rain-ex will shed the water from the visor nicely but I've found Mr Sheen fills minor scratches and adds to the clarity of a visor.
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Old 04 March 2007, 12:54   #3
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Thanks JW,

I'll give it a try.

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Old 04 March 2007, 14:45   #5
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Thanks for your replies.

I've done a little research.

Rain-ex is specifically designed for glass. Not sure if it would be OK to use on plastic. JW - Have you actually tried it on a plastic visor?

Bob Heath's Visor anti-fogging spray (and presumably the "anti-fogging stick") are for inside the mask. I am pleased to say that the mask did not steam up on the inside. It was getting the rain/ice off that was the problem.

There are a few cleaners around but they seem to be for removing bug splats and the like. I am still searching for something that is designed for the purpose of making the rain run off. Sorry, I should have clarified this.

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Glad the masks saved your phaces!

Rain-X is great. I've used it on glass and various plastics: windscreens, googles, glasses, even on engine instruments. The only thing I'd be careful of is a chart plotter screen as some of them have rather sensitive coatings.

Go ahead and get some Rain-X for your lenses. If it causes any problems I replace the lenses.

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PS As Chris found out, whatever they use for anti-fogging on these lenses really works!
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Rain-ex is specifically designed for glass. Not sure if it would be OK to use on plastic. JW - Have you actually tried it on a plastic visor?
Yep, that's what I bought it for. I've used it for a number of years. It doesn't improve the clarity though, it just produces a water repelling surface.
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2 Cheap alternatives, Saliva or washing up liquid use it on my swimming goggles and they both work a treat
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Rain-x was originally designed for aircraft canopies - the vast majority of these are plexiglass or similar - not real glass.
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