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Offline bomber

Best antidote for visor misting up?
« on: June 11, 2007, 11:09:41 pm »
Can anyone tell me what to use to minimise my visor misting up when riding in the rain?

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Re: Best antidote for visor misting up?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2007, 06:25:42 am »
Various preps on the market but got taught 2 simple ones, either use the cut side of a potato to rub the inside of the visor at home or in emergency your finger with a little saliva.
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Re: Best antidote for visor misting up?
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2007, 06:46:20 am »
Ride with your visor open  ;D


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Re: Best antidote for visor misting up?
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2007, 07:33:49 am »
Same as for scuba masks:
Spit, wipe & rinse.
If you have an excessively bad visor: Get some perspex polish (brand name Fakopol, no joke! Sounds to me like a swearword addressed to a gouvernment executive force official :D )
This removes silicone and all other residues that increase the fog tendency.
Don't use silicone remover or toothpaste like usually done with diving masks. They are too harsh on the visor.

Also very helpful: Clean your visor very regularily and thoroughly with dishwashing liquid, lots of water and a very soft cloth even if it seems to be clean. Especially if your helmet is often parked in a smokey pub.

BTW: There is anti fog stuff for sale for diving masks. It is DM's and Instructors spit filled into bottles.
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Re: Best antidote for visor misting up?
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2007, 09:13:15 am »
ride faster  ;D
 

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Re: Best antidote for visor misting up?
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2007, 09:36:18 am »
Not that I would recommend it strongly (I just happen to have it), but another options is a light sensitive 'filter' that I put on the inside of my visor (it gets a little darker as things around get a little more bright).

It's also got a 'anti fog' property to it.
It really works well for that.

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Re: Best antidote for visor misting up?
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2007, 09:57:44 am »
All I know is it was bad on Sunday morning along the Schuverberg, I was following Shark and the combination of a Buff and the freezing weather, there was a layer of condensation on the inside of my visor, not fog actual "water" could not focus, had to ride with the visor open and it was freezing!!!!
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Re: Best antidote for visor misting up?
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2007, 10:00:05 am »
Concur with the regular Sunlight liquid cleaning. Mr Min (can't remember where I heard it first time) seems to work for a while.

Best is to keep the visor slightly open, even in rain. If your rain suit or other gear has a collar that you can wrap around your filthy mouth, it helps a bit. Riding briskly is actually the answer but not always possible in serious traffic and rain.
 

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Re: Best antidote for visor misting up?
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2007, 11:00:34 am »
Uhhh...BMW Enduro helmet...no fogging guaranteed ;)
« Last Edit: June 12, 2007, 11:01:00 am by Ratel »
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Re: Best antidote for visor misting up?
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2007, 11:39:15 am »
Uhhh...BMW Enduro helmet...no fogging guaranteed ;)

But it's not good for the image.  ;D unless you remove the little blue and white badge.
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Re: Best antidote for visor misting up?
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Re: Best antidote for visor misting up?
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2007, 04:56:37 pm »
Uhhh...BMW Enduro helmet...no fogging guaranteed ;)

But it's not good for the image.  ;D unless you remove the little blue and white badge.

At 5mm by 5mm I am sure you can live with it ;D
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Re: Best antidote for visor misting up?
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2007, 07:07:32 pm »
Uhhh...BMW Enduro helmet...no fogging guaranteed ;)

But it's not good for the image.  ;D unless you remove the little blue and white badge.
But on the other hand, it could do wonders for your image. ;D ;D
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Re: Best antidote for visor misting up?
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2007, 07:23:31 pm »
Uhhh...BMW Enduro helmet...no fogging guaranteed ;)
Nope disagree, does fog at slower speeds on da cold mornings.  :o :o
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Re: Best antidote for visor misting up?
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2007, 07:27:53 pm »
sug..!! al die replies maar nog steeds geen idee nie. Ek al probeer vinnig ry, maar raak hetic in traffic. Ook bietjie oop, maar help ook net soveel..
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Re: Best antidote for visor misting up?
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2007, 07:35:17 pm »
I have been told to stay away from Mr Min, as it can cause the visor to harden and become brittle. I don't know if this is true, but I don't want to find out.

My Shark helmet visor is a pleasure, only slight misting up at the robots.
My AVG visor is crap, always misting up. I installed a Fog City insert, this made the world of difference, it used to be hyper optic, but that has now faded to a dull colour, and does not change with light intensity any more.

As stated, regular cleaning is the best.
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Re: Best antidote for visor misting up?
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2007, 08:59:16 am »
Uhhh...BMW Enduro helmet...no fogging guaranteed ;)
Nope disagree, does fog at slower speeds on da cold mornings.  :o :o

Never had that problem, and I commute everyday ??? ??? ???
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Re: Best antidote for visor misting up?
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2007, 09:45:16 am »
I have tried all types of concoxtions and remedies and muzzles etc but I have now ridden 3 winters with my Shoei fitted with their Pinlock system with the clear insert and haven't had any troubles with fogging. And in summer I just fit the tinted insert and hey presto.

They make a kit that can be fitted to other helmet visors.


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Re: Best antidote for visor misting up?
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2007, 05:02:39 pm »
Fog City is also popular here in the uk. It's a stick-on insert in various colours.

http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-helmets/visors/fog-city-progrip.htm

And Pinlock again:
http://www.webbikeworld.com/anti-fog-visor/
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Re: Best antidote for visor misting up?
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2007, 07:03:42 pm »
Have a look at Mosskays - they sell the Sonax range of products.

The anti-fog comes in a small little spray bottle, two squirts on inside of visor and wipe clean with tissue, every morning before I hit the road, no problem.

Works like magic  ;)
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