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#318122 - 04/05/08 03:35 PM Raincoat New Product Announcement..  
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Wondering if this board allows posting of a blatantly commercial message about a new product for riders?

Raincoat keeps water off of plastic shields, visors. More info. here>

www.motosolutions.com/raincoat.html

mod edit: tweaked subject line.

Last edited by Boffin; 04/05/08 04:10 PM.

Raincoat and Fogtech at www.motosolutions.com
#318123 - 04/05/08 04:09 PM Re: Raincoat New Product Announcement..Where does it go? [Re: themenz]  
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As per the user agreement you carefully read and digested when joining :

Rule 10:
If you own or are part of a motorcycle related, commercial enterprise you may make a one time announcement to the board. After that you may put a link in your signature line as your only reference to your business.


This post constitutes your one-time announcement

But it should go in bike related

Andy


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#318124 - 04/05/08 04:30 PM Re: Raincoat New Product Announcement.. [Re: themenz]  
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Looked at the demo video just because. While it seems to make the large drop of water roll off with ease I didn't see anything at all that gave me the impression that this would work any better than rain-x when it comes to dealing with lite spray. IMO It's the lite stuff that is the problem... big drops are no big deal if your shield is in good condition.


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#318125 - 04/05/08 10:38 PM Re: Raincoat New Product Announcement.. [Re: Mr_Ed]  
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Looked at the demo video just because. While it seems to make the large drop of water roll off with ease I didn't see anything at all that gave me the impression that this would work any better than rain-x when it comes to dealing with lite spray. IMO It's the lite stuff that is the problem... big drops are no big deal if your shield is in good condition.




I thought rain-x was a no-no on plastic?


Maybe a chicken is just an egg's way of making more eggs.
#318126 - 04/05/08 11:06 PM Re: Raincoat New Product Announcement.. [Re: Quinn]  
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Quote:

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Looked at the demo video just because. While it seems to make the large drop of water roll off with ease I didn't see anything at all that gave me the impression that this would work any better than rain-x when it comes to dealing with lite spray. IMO It's the lite stuff that is the problem... big drops are no big deal if your shield is in good condition.




I thought rain-x was a no-no on plastic?




I have that for the lexan(sp) windshields


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#318127 - 04/06/08 01:28 AM Re: Raincoat New Product Announcement.. [Re: Quinn]  
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Looked at the demo video just because. While it seems to make the large drop of water roll off with ease I didn't see anything at all that gave me the impression that this would work any better than rain-x when it comes to dealing with lite spray. IMO It's the lite stuff that is the problem... big drops are no big deal if your shield is in good condition.




I thought rain-x was a no-no on plastic?




Ah... Did not know that. In anycase... I still wonder if this product helps in anyway when dealing with a lite mist. I believe that big drops of water are just too easy to shed and that's all the video covers.


Ed G.
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#318128 - 04/06/08 03:52 AM Re: Raincoat New Product Announcement.. [Re: Mr_Ed]  
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Quote:

Looked at the demo video just because. While it seems to make the large drop of water roll off with ease I didn't see anything at all that gave me the impression that this would work any better than rain-x when it comes to dealing with lite spray. IMO It's the lite stuff that is the problem... big drops are no big deal if your shield is in good condition.




Ed G makes a good point, that mist is a problem on our shields. You get behind a big truck or if you are in a fog, mist causes vision problems.

Raincoat makes larger drops fall with gravity almost instantly as you see in the video. As the drops get smaller, Raincoat beads them up and they blow off with the wind. Even the smallest drops bead up and appear smaller but it takes more wind to get rid of them. It is hard to show all that in a 60 second video.

Raincoat is not perfect at getting rid of the smallest drops. But it is the best out there by far. And it is guaranteed. If you don't like the way it handles mist, let me know and I will refund your purchase price and shipping.


Raincoat and Fogtech at www.motosolutions.com
#318129 - 04/06/08 05:54 AM Re: Raincoat New Product Announcement.. [Re: themenz]  
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Quote:

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Looked at the demo video just because. While it seems to make the large drop of water roll off with ease I didn't see anything at all that gave me the impression that this would work any better than rain-x when it comes to dealing with lite spray. IMO It's the lite stuff that is the problem... big drops are no big deal if your shield is in good condition.




Ed G makes a good point, that mist is a problem on our shields. You get behind a big truck or if you are in a fog, mist causes vision problems.

Raincoat makes larger drops fall with gravity almost instantly as you see in the video. As the drops get smaller, Raincoat beads them up and they blow off with the wind. Even the smallest drops bead up and appear smaller but it takes more wind to get rid of them. It is hard to show all that in a 60 second video.

Raincoat is not perfect at getting rid of the smallest drops. But it is the best out there by far. And it is guaranteed. If you don't like the way it handles mist, let me know and I will refund your purchase price and shipping.




Wish everything came with that sort of guarantee.


95% of an RT.

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#318130 - 04/06/08 12:39 PM Re: Raincoat New Product Announcement.. [Re: themenz]  
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How does it compare to Cat Crap?


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#318131 - 04/06/08 05:21 PM Re: Raincoat New Product Announcement.. [Re: Bud]  
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Wish everything came with that sort of guarantee.


I haven't tried the latest formulation, but I have to say that I was involved in some of the tests of the product a year or so ago so I can vouch for the effort that was going into getting the formula right. The testing was run in a very disciplined way with results being asked for various precipitation events (rain, mist, snow), differing conditions and on different shields. I got the impression he was serious about getting it right. As an engineering geek type, I appreciate that kind of approach.

(no affiliation with the product outside of early testing)


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