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Old 12-03-2014, 09:42 PM   #1
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Alcohol lens wipes on visor?

Just installed a new visor on my Nolan modular and now there's finger smudges all over the visor. Can I use the alcohol wipes I use on my eye glasses to clean the visor? I read online about cleaning solutions (like windex bc ammonia) would take off the anti fog. (I assume there's an anti fog coating on the new lens.)
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I use Rain-X lens cleaner
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Damp paper towel will work great. If you must a tiny bit of soap. Nothing else.
Very light pressure, NO scrubbing.
The visor is so slick anything you're likely to get on it will come off easily.
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alcohol can up polycarbonate most lens cleaners are alcohol free for a reason.
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Water and a paper towel will make it clear as the day you bought it?
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Guess I need to stop using alcohol wipes.
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Water and a paper towel will make it clear as the day you bought it?
If it doesn't add a little soap. Let the bus soak. Their crunchy little shells are the most damaging part of the process.
Just out of curiosity...
Why wouldn't water and a paper towel get it as clear as new? It's bugs, a few fingerprints and maybe some water spots.
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alcohol can up polycarbonate most lens cleaners are alcohol free for a reason.
That's what I was kind of worried about. But then prescription eyeglasses aren't really glass either (most are polycarb) so that was my train of thought.

Since I'm only dealing with fingerprints (now bc it's brand new), I'm gonna try water and micro fiber cloth first.


(I was really surprised this hasn't been discussed before here on the forum.)
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Good discussion from all btw. I do appreciate everyone's feedback.
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I would think any paper product is not ideal but It is pretty much all I have used from gas station restrooms. All my shield are scratched to .

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prescription eyeglasses aren't really glass either (most are polycarb)
It's used so much because it's tough and easy to work with and it has optics and low abb value.
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I would think any paper product is not ideal but It is pretty much all I have used from gas station restrooms. All my shield are scratched to .



It's used so much because it's tough and easy to work with and it has optics and low abb value.
Gas station paper towels and bug shells are hard on face shields. A regular paper towel, applied gently, won't hurt it. Of course, cloth would be better.
And don't forget to let it soak for a few seconds before you start trying to use the towel. It softens the bugs and makes them come off easier.
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Yeah I always(used to sigh) really soak the towel and let it get the visor wet then clean of and dry with my shirt. It's some rocket surgery type of we are talking about here.
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How do I get he deep gouges from rocks hitting my shield out?
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How do I get he deep gouges from rocks hitting my shield out?
Something like that might be worth buying a new one. Mine was only $35 shipped.
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How do I get he deep gouges from rocks hitting my shield out?
I like to use one of those headlight lens polishing kits, then send the shield off to have a new outer coating applied, then go through a 5-stage buffing process once it's returned. Usually runs me about $150 for the whole process, but it's good as new.
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I like to use one of those headlight lens polishing kits, then send the shield off to have a new outer coating applied, then go through a 5-stage buffing process once it's returned. Usually runs me about $150 for the whole process, but it's good as new.
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In all seriousness, I've found that papertowels will scratch or take off just about any coating I've had on a shield. The mirrored shield I got this year had horrible durability on the coating. However, as cheap as the sheilds are, I'm usually not terribly picky about what I use to clean them (just buy a new one every year or so), and you can get rain-x wipes, so just wipe them down once you've cleaned them off.

Granted, if you've got one of those expensive photo-chromic visor things, you might want to be more careful. Microfiber towel and water doesn't seem like a bad option there, but I'd still think you're at risk of scratching it if any bug pieces got caught in the cloth as you're cleaning it.
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Personally I got away from the mirrored shields because of this. I use smoked shields they aren't coated so they don't have that problem. Just my 2cents.
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Personally I got away from the mirrored shields because of this. I use smoked shields they aren't coated so they don't have that problem. Just my 2cents.
I've always used smoked lenses, just thought I'd try out a mirrored shield. They're just as bad as everyone says (go figure).
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Spit and a microfiber towel.
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