What's the best way to deal with Visor Fogging?

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  1. davenowherejones

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    How does wearing that in your pants stop the visor fogging?
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  2. Gone in 60

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    Chainslap, your picture got me to Google Foggy Mask, and it looks like a good solution. Heck, with the current situation, we're always carrying masks with us wherever we go. The Google result for "Foggy Mask" also points to several solutions to keep your Covid mask from fogging your glasses - these solutions look like they might also help with keeping the inside of your visor from fogging as well.
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  4. Coma

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    Finally dug around my old visors, these are from an Arai RXQ.

    First picture is just cleaned with a dab of Dawn then cleaned and dried. CDF7E950-49AB-413E-A1A7-755205DAFBDB.jpeg
    The next is with the rainex window spray cleaner on the right side.
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    Then left with the rainex bottle applied to a towel
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    Here I breathed on it and took the picture.
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    This is 3 seconds later. The air is moving and humidity is low.
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    The clarity of the face shield was better on both sides after applying the rainex.
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  5. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades... Super Supporter

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    Did you try putting the Dawn on very light application, then rubbing it over the shield with a tissue or two until clear again? No rinsing, just spreading the dish soap then wiping until just clear, no more than is needed.

    I can tell you it works pretty well with a mask when wearing glasses, so I'm thinking it should do pretty well with a helmet shield. Soap rubbed onto the face shield was the trick back when we were running around with Bell Star 90s... the 70s.
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    I was mainly trying to prove that the Rainex wasn’t going to attack the plastic. I’ll try the Dawn.
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    markk53 jack of all trades... Super Supporter

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    I kind of figured as much, so I suggested the Dawn. Thanks if you do the test.
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  8. Gone in 60

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    Tested dishwashing liquid on the visor of my Scorpion 320, which does not have an anti-fog treatment. I put a few drops on it and rubbed it in with a microfiber this morning, and it did a pretty good job on the ride to work. I shut the visor completely at a long stoplight to test it out, and it fogged a bit, but much less than without it.

    Thanks for the tip!
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  9. PeterTrocewicz

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    I've had good success with some of the anti-fog wipes in the past, and spit has worked. Generally, though, I just wear a bandana over my nose and mouth in the cold weather. Its big enough that it covers all bases, it directs my breath away from the visor to prebvnt fogging, and it helps keep my face, chin and neck warm.
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    You're welcome. Price is certainly right.
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    Didn't read all of the replies... In my opinion, the best way to deal with visor fogging is to not ride when it's cold or wet enough that the visor fogs up. In my experience, my visor doesn't fog up when the temperature is above 45 degrees.

    But I still ride a little bit when it's colder than that and the only thing that really works for me is to keep the visor cracked open a little bit and open it all the way whenever I'm stopped. I don't ride in such conditions often enough to find a serious solution to the problem.
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    The remarks about visual clarity issues with Pinkocks is surprisingly to me. I've worn glasses since I was 5. I've basically spent my whole life (I'm 40 now) looking through lens'. I am picky about optics. I keep things fresh and perfectly clean as best I can. I can't tolerate any smudges, scratches,etc on any of my visors or goggles. I have never had any complaints about optical clarity through a Pinkock.

    If they're not adjusted and seated properly you can see some slight distortion directly at that very edge, but a wrinkle like that will cause the seal to leak and allow fogging, so it needs fixing anyway.

    I only run my Pinkock in the winter. I haven't seen where they wear out.
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    If you have issues with fogging between the pinloc and face shield, the pinloc tabs on the visor are cams and can be turned to adjust the pinloc pressure so the PL is sealed all the way around.
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    Airflow
    My new Shoei GT-Air II has an extra face shield detent that opens just enough to keep the shield clear and large vents. I also use a short windshield so there is good airflow across the shield. If the air is going over your head the vents are not going to work.
    The Shoei GT-Air II also has a Pinlock, the Pinlock works well during the day but blocks too much light at night.

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    My only issue with the Pinlock system is light reflection at night time. Clarity is fine in the daytime.
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    FWIW RainX has a plastic specific anti-fog formula that most autoparts stores don't carry.
    The standard version, sold everywhere, is not formulated for use on plastics that includes mc helmet visors or windshields.

    I've never had very much success w/ anti-fog formulas TBH. The other preps like shampoo or spit work alright...'till they don't and that's usually in the middle of a long ride.

    I've used to use the 'pinless' adhesive inserts & they worked better than any of the above but they seem to have fallen off the market (except for some questionable direct from overseas $$ options). According to my local shops, the primary MFG stopped making them this past year.
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    Yeah, hearing about the night issues is what really surprised me. I haven't experienced that problem. Lucky me!
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    Pinlock. Like good beer and single malts, this falls into the category of, "Why didn't someone tell me about this earlier!"
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    hmmm maybe Ill try to smear some laphroaig on my shield.

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