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Old 01-11-2013, 09:26 AM   #16
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toothpaste will also work for a little while.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:35 AM   #17
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Pinlock and be done with it.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:01 AM   #18
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I keep a small spray bottle of diluted dishsoap and a small cloth patch on the shelf. When I get home from work, I spray a little on the inside of the shield and wipe it around. It dries overnight and the next day I use the same small rag to polish the smeared mesh.
That works for mild fogging on my 15 minute ride to work, and works better then any other spray spooge that I have found.
But when it gets seriously cold and I will be doing a long ride, then I use a FogCity liner (or a PinLock of course). Those work, period. No spray goo comes close. But the extra layer of plastic is a bit annoying.
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:02 PM   #19
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Pinlock. Period.


It sure ain't this shit.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=549160

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Here's my review from last week 2010.


Okay.

This is what Memphis looks like today.




It's a little above 40F, it's been raining for two days, it's sprinkling, now, it's nearly 100% humidity, and it's foggy.

If water vapor is going to overwhelm a fog treatment, it's going to be today.

I'm wearing a properly fitted Arai Quantum 2 with a regular dark smoke shield treated on the inside with the Clarity DeFog It.

The short answer. The DeFog It works. Edit: For about 10 minutes.

Longer answer. It works. But... The moisture has to go somewhere. It doesn't magically disappear. I still got a little distortion from the buildup from the insane amount of moisture on the inside of the shield during a 10 minute ride, but... I could see through it. I don't know for how long, though. I'm curious about how often it will need to be reapplied. So... Edit: It didn't work for shit on the 10 minute ride home after sitting in a nice, dry, climate controlled office all day.

This kind of weather happens a lot in the Southeast and today is probably a worst case scenario. If you live in Southern California or the Southwest, or Canada, or etc... Your experience is going to be different (and hopefully better).

Right now, my personal opinion is I still prefer the Pinlock. Like I said, the hygroscopic plastic that the Pinlock insert is made of gives the moisture somewhere to go until that's saturated. I've only been in one situation where moisture overwhelmed a Pinlock and, honestly, I probably shouldn't have been riding in that.

After getting back on the bike and realizing that it needed another application just to get me home, I can't recommend this to anyone who really has to deal with more than a light fogging.

I might be willing to give it another shot on another non-critical ride, but if I seriously need to go somewhere, I'll be using my Pinlock.
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:18 PM   #20
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Pinlock. I also wear glasses, the breath deflector is instantly fogging the glasses on any helmet I had, so I always remove the deflector. I also noticed the wind-stopper is increasing the fog level as it is restricting airflow, so depending on the temperature and jacket I dropped wearing it (it works with the Daisese jacket, it does not work with my other 2 jackets, I need the wind-stopper badly if less than 5-8 degrees Celsius).
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:49 PM   #21
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Nikwax?

Anyone used Nikwax Visor Proof?
I like their other products, wonder about this one.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:24 PM   #22
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I use the nikwax product on the outside of my visor and it works well / i tried it tonight on the inside but it doesn't seem to have any effect on fogging.
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:14 AM   #23
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Pinlock is by far the best. Fogtech worked best for me out of the coating products.

If I was riding a lot in humid, colder conditions, I'd probably try to go back to contact lenses. At worst I take my glasses off, one eye can still see about enough to get me down the road, better than fogged glasses anyway.
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:09 AM   #24
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fog city insert.
cheaper than a pinlock helmet
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:16 AM   #25
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fog city insert.
cheaper than a pinlock helmet
correction, pinlock is not a helmet, but a mere specialized visor and insert, for each helmet model. about 40-80$ depending on the thief that will sell it to you...
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:31 AM   #26
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Pinlock. It really is that simple.
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:35 AM   #27
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Pinlock. It really is that simple.


It really is.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:10 AM   #28
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Pinlock

http://http://www.pinlock.nl/

check it out...works well, perhaps better than anything else so far.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:13 AM   #29
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correction, pinlock is not a helmet, but a mere specialized visor and insert, for each helmet model. about 40-80$ depending on the thief that will sell it to you...
IF they do a visor that fits your helmet, otherwise its 30 for a DIY kit and youve got to drill holes in your 50 visor. surprisingly few helmets here are pinlock ready out of the box, i wonder if it affects the impact safety of the visor in EU/SHARP testing?
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:38 AM   #30
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defogit

this product works well; not perfect in all conditions but the best solution that I've found.
http://www.defogitworks.com/
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