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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-26-2003, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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Tips on cleaning the helmet visor

What to use, what not to use?

My helmet was anti-fog for about 10 days, now she fogs up a bit. I have been just wiping the visor with a sunglasses cloth when I saw a fingerprint, but now she is fogging a bit.

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I just use water and what ever kind of cloth is closest by, and then another piece to dry it. No problems with fogging on either of my shields, but then I have the HJC nose piece, so my breath doesn`t hit my shield... Might want to look into one of them for your helmet

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My Shoei instructions recommend against using anything but water because of the degradation things like Windex can cause on the specialized materials the helmet is made of.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-26-2003, 01:40 PM
 
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Believe I have the answer for you as I have two Shoei helmets being a two months old for one & 3 yrs old for the other YET I am using a clear & a dark smoked on each that goes back to 6 or 7 yrs ago. The visors that came with the helmets are put in storage.

One needs a few CLEAN cotten cloths (do not use the same cloth time & time again for a few minutes with some soap & water in hand one will have said cloth clean & it will be dry by the next day or two) then many liquids will do the job, such as Plexus, Armor-All, 303, Slipstreamer & so many others that are ACTUALLY "plastic protectant" liquids. Even famous old Pledge does a lovely job & one can also wax the rest of the helmet with the same. At home I clean my visor with Pledge & one of several soft cotton cloths from woren out jersies, T-shirts, etc.

I carry one of the above of Lord knows what make in a poly container under my saddle with some CLEAN cotten cloths. Often on the hwy for 2 to 5 hrs I need to stop & clean the visor of all the bugs. ALSO when home the visor is cleaned again for the next ride.

Soft paper wiping strips can be used as a sub but they are hard on the plastic visor. One wants to keep that visor even cleaner then when new & with NO scratches. For when it rains down comes the drops along with crap from the cages on the road & all one needs to do is roll head to left & right to remove most of the crap IF you have a visor that is polished that clean/smooth.

Same method can be used to wipe of the fairing visor, mirrors, & nose of the fairing, but in this case I do use some cloths & water to take of the big ones. Then what you used on the helmet visor or face shield.

With the above you will not be looking for a new visor next yr due to all the scratches that seem to be on it & making it hard to see through. In many cases the maker of the helmet will have changed the shape of the visor & nothing else to replace it bar a new helmet. Man if I can do it then so can you for it is so simple.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-26-2003, 06:32 PM
 
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when I played hockey I used to put shampoo on the visor. For some reason it wouldn't fog when I did this. Just leave the shampoo sit for awhile and then wipe it off.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-26-2003, 07:20 PM
 
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Only reason for it fogging up INSIDE in these warm days is that you are huffing & puffing inside. Open the visor one click when it town & I do that for speeds up to 80mph.
When it becomes cooler I will give you some tips on the use of a bandanna that will basically cut down inside fogging & also keep the cold air from going up into the helmet areaa.
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Soft paper wiping strips can be used as a sub but they are hard on the plastic visor. One wants to keep that visor even cleaner then when new & with NO scratches.
I`ve used those shitty brown paper towels in store bathrooms on both of my visors, and neither one of them look like they`ve ever been used aside from the finger prints on the side from putting it on. I havn`t seen a visor yet that isn`t scratch resistant (aside from mirrored ones), so I don`t really thing that is an issue. If anything was going to ruin your visor, it would be hitting one of those exoskeleton bugs doing 80mph.

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Shampoo and soap are effective against helmet fogging but the problem with it is that you have to regularly do it, and sometimes it's becoming a hassle, so I recently tried some anti-fog visor insert. So far, it is very effective against visor fogging.

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