Glove Squeegee?
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Tue Nov 22, 2005 4:23 pm quote
So rode to work this AM in the rain, not too cold but was wondering about these http://www.metroscoot.com/customer/product.php?productid=16158&cat=344&page=1 has anybody ever used this or similar? If so do they work, or just keep using the palm of my glove hand (smeers), or how about rain-x? thanks in advance, Beale.
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Tue Nov 22, 2005 4:40 pm quote
Great idea. I got stuck in little snow squall driving home the other night and was using my glove to keep my face shield clear. I like the idea a lot.

Gives me an idea for making your own version. Just get a windshield wiper, cut it down to finger length. Use a strong adhesive (E-6000 or similar) and attach a piece of velcro. Viola! You just saved yourself 12.95 plus shipping.

I think I will make one and give it a try.

I use Rain-X with Anti-Fog on my faceshield. Keeps away the fog. For rain/snow, it just helps the water bead up and roll off. You still have visibility problems with the beads of water.
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Tue Nov 22, 2005 6:45 pm quote
I had one of those for awhile (although not the one from Metro Scoot), but it fell off my finger one day while I was riding. Seems the finger bending required to brake and manage switches caused it slide loose.

I think a better solution is the Aerostich Elfskin Roper gloves with the squeegee sewn in. Here is the link:

http://www.aerostich.com/home.php?cat=301&sort=orderby&sort_direction=0&page=1

For $37, I think these are outstanding riding gloves (although not for longer rides in really cold weather).

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Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:25 pm quote
The Joe Rocket gloves I got at www.newenough.com also have a squeegee built into the L thumb. also, any ski shop will have something similar made for clearing ski goggles, for $2-3.
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Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:17 pm quote
I got one of the metroscoot squeegies, but it's been sunny since I got it: so in my opinion it works GREAT!

Actually it is much larger than my ski mask squeegie, so it is superior in that respect. i put it away for a rainy day (literally) in the glove compartment.

I'll give an update once I actually use it.
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Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:27 pm quote
larrydj wrote:
I got one of the metroscoot squeegies, but it's been sunny since I got it: so in my opinion it works GREAT!

Actually it is much larger than my ski mask squeegie, so it is superior in that respect. i put it away for a rainy day (literally) in the glove compartment.

I'll give an update once I actually use it.
Larry, from the looks of your sig pic, you may be able to use it to wipe away some morning coastal mist...
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Mon Nov 28, 2005 9:16 pm quote
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Larry, from the looks of your sig pic, you may be able to use it to wipe away some morning coastal mist...
Yes, from time to time, that's true, but I haven't had it enough to even do that! However, I did get a chance tonight to try it out in a real rainstorm. It beat the wet glove technique hands down. Pun intended.

For a while a few drops weren't removed, and I was disappointed. Then I realized that the drops were on the inside of the shield. The outside was perfect, so I was pleased. The inside drops were probably from having the shield partially open from time to time to load the scooter, and then at stops to stop fogging.

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Tue Nov 29, 2005 8:32 am quote
I have the Aerostitch Ropers with the built in squeegee, too. Works well in the rain, certainly a lot better than a glove without the squeegee.

These are great gloves, but as mentioned before, not warm enough for long cold weather rides.

I used the sizing chart that comes with the Aerostitch catalog, and when I first received the gloves they were a bit tight and the seam where the squeegee is sewn in was riding against my thumb...very annoying. But, as the gloves become broken in, the fit become perfect and I don't even notice the squeegee anymore.
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Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:25 am quote
I have my snowboarding gloves that work wonders on my goggles and on my shield, its not too big, but with some rain x it seems to work pretty good.
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