Rainex on Oakleys?

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  1. Bob Banks

    Bob Banks Guest

    After a 2 hr ride in the rain yesterday and barely being able to see at times through my Oakleys, is
    it ok to put "rainex" on the lenses? Thoughts/suggestions?
     
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  2. Me

    Me Guest

    I've been doing on my mframes for years. Works a treat.

    Never put em on iridium (sure it will work though) butr have on clear, yellow and persimmone
    (pink ones!)

    -j

    "Bob Banks" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > After a 2 hr ride in the rain yesterday and barely being able to see at times through my Oakleys,
    > is it ok to put "rainex" on the lenses? Thoughts/suggestions?
     
  3. Bob Banks <[email protected]> wrote:
    : After a 2 hr ride in the rain yesterday and barely being able to see at times through my Oakleys,
    : is it ok to put "rainex" on the lenses? Thoughts/suggestions?

    I don't know much about RainEx(?) other than I've used it for a while on my car's windscreen. I
    assume it is a petro-chemical derived substance and contains solvents, etc. I would be a bit
    circumspect about putting some on $200 Oakleys too. Perhaps you can experiment with cheap sunnies,
    or contact the Rainex people directly for advice.

    Whatever word you get, could you please post it here.

    Thanks and cheerz, Lynzz
     
  4. James Negris

    James Negris Guest

    Not sure about glasses but RainX is defintely not recommended for plastic motorcycle windshields -
    it causes them to craze. More than a few people have ruined their windshields that way. But it
    might have a lot to do with the exact chemical formulation of the plastic (i.e., polycarbonate vs.
    acrylic vs. ?)

    James

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    > After a 2 hr ride in the rain yesterday and barely being able to see at times through my Oakleys,
    > is it ok to put "rainex" on the lenses? Thoughts/suggestions?
     
  5. A dealer told me to not put even Windex on the plastic lenses. If alcohol can hurt them, I'd be wary
    of whatever the solvent is in Rain-X.

    From Oakley's web site:

    3. CAN OAKLEY LENSES BE BUFFED? The Iridium coated lenses should be treated with special care. When
    not wearing your Oakley glasses they should be stored in the Micro Bag received with your
    glasses. Use only the Micro Bag to clean the lenses. If you need to use a cleaning solution, use
    a mild soap with warm water, ***do_not_use_any_solvents_or_chemicals***. The Micro Bag consists
    of extremely fine fibrous threads tightly woven together. The actual thread substance and
    construction method are of a sponge-like quality that lifts grease, moisture and dirt from the
    lenses. The Micro Bag is machine washable and should be kept clean. [Emphasis added.]

    Kirby.

    "Bob Banks" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > After a 2 hr ride in the rain yesterday and barely being able to see at times through my Oakleys,
    > is it ok to put "rainex" on the lenses? Thoughts/suggestions?
     
  6. Tim McNamara

    Tim McNamara Guest

    Cheap anti-fog: shaving cream. Wipe it on, wipe it off.
     
  7. H. M. Leary

    H. M. Leary Guest

    In article <[email protected]>, Tim McNamara
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Cheap anti-fog: shaving cream. Wipe it on, wipe it off.

    Jeeze. I have never had my face fog up.

    On my Oakleys.. I use something called Cat Crap. Good stuff if you can get by the name.

    FWIW

    --
    ³Freedom Is a Light for Which Many Have Died in Darkness³

    - Tomb of the unknown - American Revolution
     
  8. Doug Huffman

    Doug Huffman Guest

    I have used Rain-X on my Oakleys for nigh on two years now after getting a non-answer from Oakley on
    its advisability. I detect no deleterious effects on my Oakleys that are worn nearly daily and
    certainly for every ride. I have my mirror, a Third Eye Micro-Mirror in my Oakleys and can't imagine
    using any other. I carry a spare frame, lens and mirror in my stuff.

    "H. M. Leary" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > In article <[email protected]>, Tim McNamara
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Cheap anti-fog: shaving cream. Wipe it on, wipe it off.
    >
    > Jeeze. I have never had my face fog up.
    >
    > On my Oakleys.. I use something called Cat Crap. Good stuff if you can get
    by
    > the name.
    >
    > FWIW
    >
    > --
    > ³Freedom Is a Light for Which Many Have Died in Darkness³
    >
    > - Tomb of the unknown - American Revolution
     
  9. "Kirby Krieger" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > A dealer told me to not put even Windex on the plastic lenses. If alcohol can hurt them, I'd be
    > wary of whatever the solvent is in Rain-X.

    Windex is really bad for coated optics. It isn't alcohol but ammonia that is the problem. Ammonia
    attacks optical coatings and I believe it can also cloud polycarbonate. Eyeglass labs use isopropyl
    alcohol to clean all kinds of lenses so I assume this is safe for all coatings and materials.

    ride with the wind... Bruce
    --
    Bruce Jackson - Sr. Systems Programmer - DMSP, a M/A/R/C Group company
     
  10. Tim McNamara

    Tim McNamara Guest

    In article <[email protected]>, "H. M. Leary"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In article <[email protected]>, Tim McNamara
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Cheap anti-fog: shaving cream. Wipe it on, wipe it off.
    >
    > Jeeze. I have never had my face fog up.

    No, on your glasses. And the mirror in your bathroom.

    > On my Oakleys.. I use something called Cat Crap. Good stuff if you can get by the name.

    Shaving cream works just as well at a fraction of the cost.
     
  11. H. M. Leary

    H. M. Leary Guest

    In article <[email protected]>, Tim McNamara
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In article <[email protected]>, "H. M. Leary"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > In article <[email protected]>, Tim McNamara <[email protected]>
    > > wrote:
    > >
    > > > Cheap anti-fog: shaving cream. Wipe it on, wipe it off.
    > >
    > > Jeeze. I have never had my face fog up.
    >
    > No, on your glasses. And the mirror in your bathroom.
    >
    > > On my Oakleys.. I use something called Cat Crap. Good stuff if you can get by the name.
    >
    > Shaving cream works just as well at a fraction of the cost.

    I give in to your expertise.

    I live in SE Pennsylvania, and have ridden to such places as Bird-in Hand, Intercourse, Paridise and
    evan Moscow and Berlin, but for the life of me, where are Echolalia and Frippery......:)

    HAND

    --
    ³Freedom Is a Light for Which Many Have Died in Darkness³

    - Tomb of the unknown - American Revolution
     
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