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Old 12-31-2010, 07:10 PM   #1
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Helmet face-shield fogging up in cold weather...tips???

I have a Shoei RF-1000 helmet and my face-shield is fogging up in this cold weather. Will Fog-X (from the makers of Rain-X) work on the plastic face-shield? Or should I try something else? I do have my air vents open, but I guess I'm not driving fast enough for them to do the trick. Any tips??? (holding my breath is the only thing that has worked so far.... )

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Old 12-31-2010, 07:21 PM   #2
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Re: Helmet face-shield fogging up in cold weather...tips???

Can you crack the shield open just a hair, so a little bit of breeze defrosts the inside without freezing your nose?. I've got a Arai that has a system that locks the shield in place a few mm away from the lower seal, and it works.
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Old 12-31-2010, 11:26 PM   #3
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Re: Helmet face-shield fogging up in cold weather...tips???

A light coating of dish soap on the inside of the shield works great and is pretty darn close to being free.

I just dab a little bit onto a paper towel and then kind of "buff it in" to the shield. It does need to reapplied occasionally though.
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Re: Helmet face-shield fogging up in cold weather...tips???

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A light coating of dish soap on the inside of the shield works great and is pretty darn close to being free.

I just dab a little bit onto a paper towel and then kind of "buff it in" to the shield. It does need to reapplied occasionally though.

Or even bar soap, borrowed from the last motel.

-Draw a large "X" across the inside of the shield, buff lightly, and go ride.
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Old 01-01-2011, 01:02 AM   #5
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Re: Helmet face-shield fogging up in cold weather...tips???

Fog City or Pinlock work well for me. The Pinlock will cost you more because you'll either have to replace the visor with a Shoei aftermarket that has the Pinlock pins or drill and install the pins.

Fog City is a stick on that has served me well for 5 years now. Bonus is Fog City sell a 'light sensitive' for changing conditions instantly such as going from bright sunlight to a darkened tunnel.
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:33 AM   #6
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Re: Helmet face-shield fogging up in cold weather...tips???

I have the Shoei and I just leave it open a bit, particularly if I am stopped at a stoplight.
Don't ride if it fogs. Open it. My friend got his fogged up, but rode off anyway, didn't see a curb, and went down.
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:35 AM   #7
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Re: Helmet face-shield fogging up in cold weather...tips???

On the left side of your helmet is an adjustment lever designed to open the visor a tiny crack. That and your favorite anti fog treatment (I use Scott's el cheapo stuff) should work. When things get cold and foggy here I treat once a day...sometimes more than that. Clean visors inside and out are very important too.
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Re: Helmet face-shield fogging up in cold weather...tips???

I bought this little jar of blue stuff at the bike show a couple years ago. You know the one where they hold your sunglasses over a steaming tea kettle and show you how the glass won't fog up? I must say it works excellent at keeping your sunglasses from fogging up over a steaming tea kettle! I just crack my visor a bit that seems to work best!
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Re: Helmet face-shield fogging up in cold weather...tips???

Push down on the locking lever and it will pop open just a little.
I have the Shoei pinlock that they gave me at no charge when I called about excessive fogging. You can't make it fog with it on, but... only where the pinlock is and that bugged me a lot. You get a porthole to look out.

Lots of cleaners/anti-fog out there. I use lemon scented pledge to clean the shield and shell. Keeps it easy to clean and fog free.
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Re: Helmet face-shield fogging up in cold weather...tips???

The face shield on my Scorpion is "fog free" from the factory. You're not supposed to clean it with anything other than a damp cloth. However, I wear glasses and they fog up. Even though the shield doesn't fog too badly, it does develop a slight layer of condensation around the lower edge on the inside of the shield. If you think riding in the rain is a pain trying to get the rain drops off the outside of the shield, try doing the same thing with the droplets on the inside.


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