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 Post subject: Helmet Fogging up?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:37 am 
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Has anyone got any tips on how to stop your helmet visor from fogging up in thr mornings?

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 Post subject: Re: Helmet Fogging up?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:09 am 
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I keep my visor cracked until I hit the highway. In single digit temps my breath would frost the inside of the visor, the only solution at those temps was dealing with cold breeze in the face until hitting freeway speeds. Once on, I could shut it and the normal turbulence kept me from trying to look through glazed ice. Yea, getting tired of this winter.

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 Post subject: Re: Helmet Fogging up?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:10 pm 
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+1 to keeping it opened a crack especially while sitting at a set of light.

Some people use mask defog that you can buy from almost any scuba shop, I think it ranges in price from $6 to $10 a bottle. Some people say it's great, I have never tried it, and only think of it when my shield gets completely fogged up. :pardon:

One of these day I might have to try some and see how it works.

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 Post subject: Re: Helmet Fogging up?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:24 pm 
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moandec wrote:
Has anyone got any tips on how to stop your helmet visor from fogging up in thr mornings?


Pinlock shields are the best thing since beer was invented. They sell shields for many helmet manufacturers and work extremely well. I've used them for Shoei and HJC helmets and I'm buying one for my Arai XD4 as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Helmet Fogging up?
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I use this stuff. It works pretty good for several hours. I usually have to reapply every 4 to 6 hours, depending on how cold it is.
I have used this stuff all the way down to 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
One pump on a microfiber cloth and apply evenly. Don't wipe off the excess. I keep it in a ziplock bag and take it with me on long rides.
The only real downfall I have noticed is that in heavy rain, water can seep inside, run down the inside of the visor and wash it off.
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 Post subject: Re: Helmet Fogging up?
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devguy wrote:
moandec wrote:
Has anyone got any tips on how to stop your helmet visor from fogging up in thr mornings?


Pinlock shields are the best thing since beer was invented. They sell shields for many helmet manufacturers and work extremely well. I've used them for Shoei and HJC helmets and I'm buying one for my Arai XD4 as well.

Darcy


In my opinion, the Pinlock system sucks! I have purchased 4 of the plastic overlays, but could never get the system to seal near the pins. Therefore, my HJC shields fog up as just as bad with the Pinlock system as it does without.

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 Post subject: Re: Helmet Fogging up?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:28 pm 
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I agree about Pin Lock systems. OK for pure street if you're very careful ... but a disaster off road as dirt gets between overlay and your shield ... and ruins both.

For Fogging most bike shops sell a variety of products to deal with it. A product called "Cat Crap" is popular here, it's not too expensive and seems to work well. I only tried a sample and liked it. I need to buy more next time by the shop.
There are many many anti fog products. The suggestion of going to a Dive Shop is also a good one. For sure will have
good anti fog stuff for sale.

Keeping Fog Free is toughest in rain. Once water gets inside ... very tough to eliminate fog 100%. I end up riding with shield cracked a bit. Anti fog stuff is VERY useful when riding in Below Freezing temps.


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Coat the inner surface (of the shield or goggles) with soap , then polish . --- I've been doing this for decades already ; it works for me ! --- Carry a tiny piece in your pocket to re-apply whenever necessary .

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While in a certain academy that required helmets for training I used an anti-fog wipe that worked really well. They were cheap, easy to keep spares in a pocket, and lasted for several hours.

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 Post subject: Re: Helmet Fogging up?
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Thanks alot for your help!!

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