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Old 01-18-2011, 09:44 AM   #21
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The anti fog did not work at all for me.
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if you want to test any anti fog without riding just boil some water and hold the visor over it, same effect..

there was a test done using this method and posted online... i remember it having minimal difference between any type of anti-fog including the visor add-ons types. the results were all pretty poor.. maybe its improved since last year?
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I use RainX on the truck, but was warned off it for my helmet visor (something to do with the effect on plastic). I use this stuff Clarify to stop my visor fogging up inside. It works great, but you have to do it every couple of days or so.
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if you guys do this, make sure that you get the rain-x for plastic. I've heard the glass rain-x will tarnish the plastic and render in unusable.
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:01 PM   #27
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For the fogging on the inside of the shield.

You can get it at sun and ski sports.

This stuff is amazing.



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^^^ heard about that stuff when i went Skiing, didnt get to try it out though.
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:25 PM   #31
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Another trick I learned when I was diving, is that you rub toothpaste on the inside, the. Rinse it off. Helps for the fogging. True story....
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Another trick I learned when I was diving, is that you rub toothpaste on the inside, the. Rinse it off. Helps for the fogging. True story....
Whenever diving we had a system that is similar to a pinlock... except a bit more complicated.
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Another trick I learned when I was diving, is that you rub toothpaste on the inside, the. Rinse it off. Helps for the fogging. True story....
Toothpaste is a very mild abbrasive? I would not rush to attempt that. Why not use 600-grit sandpaper?
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I have rubbed a dab of soap on the inside of my shield before, it worked.

For the outside, I have rain gloves with the squeegee built onto the thumb.

Or this Aerostitch Vee Wipe.
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Another trick I learned when I was diving, is that you rub toothpaste on the inside, the. Rinse it off. Helps for the fogging. True story....
i usually just rub it directly on my eyes, it helps see through the fog.
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This weekend if the weather is bad I may run a test. 1/3 of the shield rubbed with the potato / 1/3 with Rain X for plastic / 1/3 with the rain X I use in the car windshield washer reservoir. I will then take a squirt bottle, squirt the shield and then get a fan or hair dryer and see what happens (while video taping). I know very scientific isn't it. Anyone want help on this one with the video let me know. We can then post on Youtube
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I use rainx glass cleaner on my visor, both helmet and windscreen. I even use it to wipe the bike down if it's not really dirty for a quick detail. Have been using it for years and have no ill effects. Water beads up nicely, however I agree with the wax as well, it's been a long time since I have used wax though, rainx has spoiled me and made me lazy. Now I want to go wax my bike !
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Another trick I learned when I was diving, is that you rub toothpaste on the inside, the. Rinse it off. Helps for the fogging. True story....
That might work but, a diving mask has a glass lens which is obviously much more resistant to scratching than a lexan faceshield.
My experience has been that Rain X is . Maybe it's changed since I used it but, it left sorta of an oily film on the inside my windshield (the anti-fog stuff) that smeared easily. At night those smears made oncoming headlights glare all over.
I have tried other anti fog stuff on faceshields, but never found anything that worked. Cycle World said that "Cat " stuff worked so maybe it would be worth a try.
I solved the problem by buying a Scorpion helmet that has antifog faceshields. They say it's not a coating and won't ever come off, it's something in how the plastic is made. It works great!
Now my problem is keeping my glasses from fogging.

I never found rain/mist to be that bad of a problem, I turn my head or use my finger, maybe a little wax once in a while... Works for me.
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Rain X works, for the water itself, but leaves a residue that leaves night lights starburting everywhere.

The rain X fog works, but again same effect.


My discovery? I was washing van, and didn't have window cleaner, so I just used the same car wax for the body....on the glass. Surprisingly, my windows were streak free for a month or more. tried this on my helmet as well.

Just use a regular car polish...super slick, and no facking starbursts from headlights at night, nor weird distortion or haze.

Plus its lasts for quite a bit tool. Any quality paste, like maguires, or mothers. (From my experience, but the cheap stuff may work too)

Rain x sucks.
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