Anti Fog Solutions

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by captwheel, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. captwheel

    captwheel Adventurer

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    What works the best for you to keep your face shield & glasses from fogging up? I have heard something about Zooke working.
    Thanks, Phil
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  2. Snarky

    Snarky Vodka Infused.

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    Keep them clean, having good vents, and having stuff that was factory treated for condensation build up helps.

    The non-motorcycle specific stuff they sell at sporting good stuff always make mine blurry and worse than just having condensation.

    Some people have had mixed results with stuff like Cat Crap. Especially poor in cold weather.

    I had good results with the random crap they sell at Cycle Queer.
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  3. duck

    duck Banned

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    If you don't have a ratcheting shield so you that can crack it open to reduce fogging you can slit a small section of vacuum hose and put it at the bottom of your shield to keep it cracked open.

    (Learned here from another inmate.)
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  4. AB13

    AB13 Long timer

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    Bike Brite Moto Mask Anti Fog Coating works for me 4oz bottle with a decent pump cheap enough try it out.
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  5. ph0rk

    ph0rk Doesn't Care

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    It is impossible to understate the importance of airflow: an old ratty HJC with fully failed anti-fog coating on the visor that fogged constantly on my strom behind a medium calsci was entirely fog-free on a naked bike above 5mph, and any fog that formed at a stop cleared in a second once I started moving.



    Of course, the experience was also cold as hell, so...


    I have a shorter screen on my strom now, but I have really been enjoying my signet-Q and pinlock.

    The Arai screen depression for pinlock results in a completely different experience than HJC's pinlock implementation, but I still don't think it is perfect (close, though).

    Of course, six bones might be overkill just for fogging :rofl
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  6. motorat

    motorat TBD

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    put a dot of dawn dish sopa on the inside of your visor. with a clean towel smear it all over and keep wiping until your screen is clear, don't rince it off. this will work for a few days.
    other than a fog city insert this is the only solution that has worked me
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  7. SnowMule

    SnowMule [angry moth noises]

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    Dual-pane visor/goggles.
    Breath deflector in your helmet.
    Cat Crap.
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  8. eddyturn

    eddyturn Wannabe

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    Fogtech DX works great for me.
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  9. p0diabl0

    p0diabl0 Been here awhile

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    I got some anti-fog cleaner from cycle gear. Works absolutely fantastic - for a few days :rofl But you only need to re-apply for it to work again. I did a half-assed job of putting it on this morning's rainy commute and could clearly see where I had missed spots.
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  10. dddd

    dddd Been here awhile

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    I am so surprised the first answer wasnot "pinlock".
    It is night and day difference. Never going back to single layer visor.

    Think about it for a moment, it is basically a thermos window, cannot fog.
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  11. Core10metal

    Core10metal Been here awhile

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    I'll second that on pinlock. Wouldn't even consider winter or rain riding without it.
    Breath guard with pinlock is awesome.
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  12. KingOfFleece

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    PinLock. Works a treat.
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  13. MtnRider2

    MtnRider2 Been here awhile

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    I agree with the PinLock as well....my only complaint is the halo effect from headlights at night but I am getting used to it.
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  14. go gonzo

    go gonzo The Mustard of Pants

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    My Shoie X-11 fogs up bad. Especially with a balaclava. Clarity DeFogIt is the only thing that works for me.

    I've since bought an Icon Variant, and I can't get it to fog no matter what.
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  15. Wisconsinkris

    Wisconsinkris Been here awhile

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    I'll toss in another vote for PInlock

    No more cold blasts on the eyes. They are worth more than what they cost. It's a quality of the ride thing.
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  16. Dan Man

    Dan Man ex-adventurer

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    toothpaste will also work for a little while.
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  17. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Wasted Rock Ranger

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    Pinlock and be done with it.
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  18. worwig

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    I keep a small spray bottle of diluted dishsoap and a small cloth patch on the shelf. When I get home from work, I spray a little on the inside of the shield and wipe it around. It dries overnight and the next day I use the same small rag to polish the smeared mesh.
    That works for mild fogging on my 15 minute ride to work, and works better then any other spray spooge that I have found.
    But when it gets seriously cold and I will be doing a long ride, then I use a FogCity liner (or a PinLock of course). Those work, period. No spray goo comes close. But the extra layer of plastic is a bit annoying.
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  19. Xeraux

    Xeraux Archvillain

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    Pinlock. Period.


    It sure ain't this shit.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=549160

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  20. AdrianB1

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    Pinlock. I also wear glasses, the breath deflector is instantly fogging the glasses on any helmet I had, so I always remove the deflector. I also noticed the wind-stopper is increasing the fog level as it is restricting airflow, so depending on the temperature and jacket I dropped wearing it (it works with the Daisese jacket, it does not work with my other 2 jackets, I need the wind-stopper badly if less than 5-8 degrees Celsius).
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