Blaze Anti Fog Kit (DON'T BUY IT)

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by mikesova, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. ibafran

    ibafran villagidiot

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    I got suckered (usually I leave my wallet at home as I know that I am an e-z mark) at the Chicago IMS. BUT. I had 'em demo it on my salt encrusted helmet visor on saturday last. Haven't touched the visor since and it hasn't fogged up on my daily commute nor the 45 mile trip to my MC meeting last night. SO. It's werkin for me so far.

    I got sucked into the metal polsh 10 yrs ago. Polishes nice soft pop cans real good. Bike hard cases... hardly any shine. Mother's is way better. Nice to know that the IMS show really gives a shit about what is shilled to bikers. Makes every product/service vendor at the show suspect.

    edit: as noted, product seems to work on the visor. Does not work well on lenses close to my face, glasses & clip-on sunglasses. grrrrrr
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  2. PT Rider

    PT Rider Been here awhile

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    Limit the moisture that gets to them with a breath deflector. Increase ventilation through the face area.

    I've tried many anti-fog potions. The best seem to work about half as good as I'd like. Just rubbing on some soap and wiping dry is as good as anything.
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  3. scotteroni

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    ive had no problems using the blaze product, The sales guy said to me a lot of people make the mistake of not applying it right. Did you spray some on and rub it around with your finger, let it dry a little bit and then buff off?
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  4. RogerWilco

    RogerWilco Been here awhile

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    "Rain X" is not suitable for use on most all face shields, according to its manufacturer.
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  5. foxtrapper

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    Well I bought/suckered some last weekend. Not sure which, we'll see. It wasn't the spray that caught my attention, it was the wax. Been a big fan of classic old Pledge for years. It fills the tiny scratches well and cleans the gunk off well. I try other things, but keep coming back to Pledge. They made the same claim, but with fog-repellance as well. Hopefully, it will actually work. If not, Pledge. And spit for anti-fog.
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  6. Snapper

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    I found the Foggy mask from the UK company Respro works the best for eyeglass wearers... don't even bother installing my Pinlock anymore.

    FogTech fluid works too, but application is a pain.
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  7. t6pilot

    t6pilot Been here awhile

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    Using Fogtech for the last month,
    Works fine, needs to be reapplied every few days
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  8. davidji

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    Thanks! It worked better when I let it dry.
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  9. mikesova

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    I'll have to give it another shot, but they don't seem to do a good job with showing you how to use the stuff.
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  10. rockinrog

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    I have been using the fogtech and raincoat and I am happy with both.
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  11. davidji

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    I just checked and there are no instructions on the bottle.
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  12. CallMeBoog

    CallMeBoog hi functioning idiom

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    +1 for dish soap.

    DO NOT use any kind of dish soap with moisturizers for skin or anything. go to the dollar store, and the cheap as balls palmolive or sunlight shit.

    rub on a little on both sides of the lens, and work it around with a soft rag. keep rubbing it until it dries (takes a little while - plus you quickly learn you don't need much). after it's dried, use a clean part of the rag to buff the lens.

    you're done.

    we use this method at my fire department for our SCBA masks - it sucks when you're in a burning building and your mask fogs up...

    you probably don't have to do both sides for a helmet visor, but I do, and on the plus side the bugs come off the lens with just a little warm water.
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  13. Keithert

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    I'm at the Chicago show now and was considering buying this stuff. Instead I'm spending the $20 on pizza and a coke at the Hyatt.
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  14. sstewart

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    The only way to go!:clap
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  15. rivercreep

    rivercreep Banned

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    I also found the pinlock works great...until you're riding at night and the starburst effect blinds you when someone is headed towards you.

    At this point, I removed my pinlock, and placed a piece of thin piece of weaterhstripping at the top of my visor where it meets the helmet, so I get extra airflow under the visor and it keeps rain from running down the inside of the shield.
    If I'm only riding during the day, I put the double pane snowmobile visor on so NOTHING makes it fog up. (but it's starburst is worse than the pinlock)

    ..or I completely stop breathing.:evil
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  16. Idle

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  17. palinka

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    I've tried Catcrap and Blaze.
    Blaze is next to useless.
    Catcrap was better than Blaze, but doesn't seem much better than regular old dish soap.

    Edit: with the exception that dish soap you have to reapply every day or 2, Catcrap seems to work for about 3 days.
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  18. r60man

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    I bought stuff at a show years and years ago. I keep the little screw top bottle in my tank bag. The night before we left the MOA rally in TN (2009) I did my faceshield and glasses. Sure enough get up in the morning and the fog was think maybe 1/4 mile visibility, less in other places. We hop on the highway and within minutes my buddy is struggling big time trying to see. We pull over and I lend him the stuff and he was good all the way until the sun came out (mid-morning). I do not remember the name off the top of my head it was M2000 or something like that. I have a pin lock on my current helmet and I love it.
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  19. ShineySideUp

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    The pinlock in my Neotech does work well for anti-fog.

    but as mentioned above at night I get the sunburst and it really seems to reduce the visibility of any light at night.
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  20. James Adams

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    Contact lenses. :lol3


    I have the same problem, too.
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