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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-01-2005, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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Who uses mirrored visors?

Just wondering if most people use clear or mirrored/colored visors...

I picked up a blue mirrored one today but am now wondering how in the #%! I'm gonna clean it w/o scratching it
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-01-2005, 06:26 PM
 
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Hi ESanders2-

My choice of visor for my Arai RX7-RR4 and my Arai Quantum/F is a light smoke shield. I previously used a clear shield and a high-contrast orange shield on the Shoei helmets I've owned in the past. No funky mirrored tints for me...

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I have a clear shield, and cleaning is not the problem. I use water and soft paper towel or whatever, and scrub it hard and gently. I don't get scratches from that. But the shield is plenty scratched from use, mostly from big bugs hitting the shield and leaving some scratched marks.
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I have both a clear visor and a blue irridium visor. I find that I use the clear most of the time because I don't like to use the blue visor when it's dark.

The irridium scratches really easily, so watch out. Use soapy water and a soft cotton cloth to clean it when you get bugs on it and dry it with a clean cotton towel. a soft paper towel will work ok to, as long as it is damp.
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I have a dark smoked visor. In the summer when bugs were being splattered on it and other random garbage got on it, I cleaned it with warm water after every ride. Now I just clean it every once in a while..
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I've just got a clear visor. Much easier to just put some sunnies on when necessary. I use warm water and paper towel to clean it, usually once or twice a day, depending on the bug siutaion.

I've also put two strips of electrical tape across the top, on the inside of the visor, to cut the sun out a bit more. If I'm in a full tuck, I can just see the horizon line.




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I've also put two strips of electrical tape across the top, on the inside of the visor, to cut the sun out a bit more. If I'm in a full tuck, I can just see the horizon line.
Great idea! my way home is west and the @#[email protected] sun is always just above the horizon. that electrical tape would help a lot thanks.
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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-02-2005, 05:27 AM
 
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I use Plexus to clean my helmets, Honda Polish for the bike, and I always use mirrored visors. They rock. At night if I am not on the highway I use a clear sheild. I carry that either in my bags or on a visor belt (pretty cool). I know that they sell them at Helmet Harbor, google it for their site.
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See, to me that's a pain. Much easier just to carry some sunnies in my pocket.

Each to their own though...



Meat_Shield - That's why I did it too. Western sun is a nightmare.




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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-02-2005, 10:39 AM
 
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if your really worried about cleaning it without scratching it... check out VIVA papertowels... they are awsome...
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