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Old 12-30-2013, 01:16 PM   #1
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Need help with visor fog issue

I have tried just about everything just short of using cat crap. I've used numerous home remedies including spit, shaving cream, and dish soap. I was riding to work this morning (34°) and I got out to the high way (less than a 1/4 mile) and the fog started as if there was no antifog what so ever.

What seems to be the problem? I have cat crap coming in the mail. I have read a lot of people doing what I have done and it fixed their problems. Will this cat crap work even though I have done the previous to try to fix the problem?
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Old 12-30-2013, 01:19 PM   #2
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Sea Drops?
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:10 PM   #3
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Well Pinlock shields are supposed to be the cat's meow these days. I have one but I haven't tried it yet. For some reason I don't have any fog issues to speak of on my Shark.
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:17 PM   #4
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:23 PM   #5
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I've tried most everything, and seem to have a higher fog-factor than most people I know. Mine was always fogging.

My advice is skip all products other than pinlock shields. They work 100%. Everything else except an electric heated shield is a compromise, and electric shields are few and far between for street helmets and you have to wire for them.
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:55 PM   #6
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Does your helmet have a breath guard? That thing shaped like your nose that sticks up from the bottom of the helmet opening?

That can help, but it won't completely prevent it, especially if you're stationary. Also make sure your vents are open. Finally, the pinlock does work really well, but I usually am wearing shades or use the drop-down tinted visor in my helmet, and they can steam up as well..
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Old 12-30-2013, 03:11 PM   #7
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Use the anti-fog scuba divers use for their masks. It's in a small squeeze bottle. Sea Drops, or Sea Gold.
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Old 12-30-2013, 03:14 PM   #8
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get a foggy mask. I've been using one for the last 5 years and it works perfect.
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Old 12-30-2013, 03:16 PM   #9
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I tried a few products over the last few years. Current helmet is a Shoei Qwest, and it was prolific at fogging. I picked up a pinlock shield and insert a few weeks ago (the visor was in a batch of auction items that I got for $5 for the whole lot). Took it out for a test-ride at about 35F and there was no fogging where the insert covered. Around the edges, I could see fogging, but it didn't interfere with my vision at all.

Bottom line, pinlock is worth the money.
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Old 12-30-2013, 03:22 PM   #10
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If your not familiar with Pinlock, it's a double pane. You have the normal shield then a smaller shield that snaps to the inside of the original shield. Something about the pocket of air between them prevents fogging or something like that. You can even get tinted inserts.
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Old 12-30-2013, 03:53 PM   #11
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My helmet is a Bell Vortex. I googled pinlock shield for them but nothing came up.
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Old 12-30-2013, 05:27 PM   #12
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I have a Shoei, and I use the lever on the side to crack it open a hair, and also use the nose piece, no worries.
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:23 PM   #13
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My helmet is a Bell Vortex. I googled pinlock shield for them but nothing came up.
Awesome, now you have a legitimate reason to upgrade your gear.
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Old 12-30-2013, 07:00 PM   #14
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Go to a ski shop and get the anti-fog for goggles.
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Old 12-30-2013, 07:05 PM   #15
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I swear by Cat Crap. I use it for my dirt bike goggles, and any helmets I have. There are tons of options out there. But I think you'll be pleased.
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Old 12-30-2013, 07:43 PM   #16
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interesting thought a heater just for the visor.

might even doubles as a face warmer?
but there is a at home item for that


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Old 12-30-2013, 07:46 PM   #17
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interesting thought a heater just for the visor.

might even doubles as a face warmer?
but there is a at home item for that


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Common snowmobile item, they work great. They don't heat your face, however.
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:52 PM   #18
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pinlock. my shield will not fog up. ever
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Old 12-31-2013, 01:23 AM   #19
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Respro Foggy mask. Done.
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Old 12-31-2013, 04:30 AM   #20
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Maybe you can give this a try (click here)

It gets positive reviews and it looks like the closest thing to a pinlock Bell offers.
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