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Old 07-28-2014, 10:58 AM   #46
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I have some clear Shoei faceshields as old as 1997 with no yellowing. Several of the helmets are history, but I still have a number of old shields and none of them show any yellowing.

You might want to consider a different helmet brand to solve your problem.
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:00 AM   #47
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I have some clear Shoei faceshields as old as 1997 with no yellowing. Several of the helmets are history, but I still have a number of old shields and none of them show any yellowing.

You might want to consider a different helmet brand to solve your problem.
Or only buy OEM - I'm guessing you bought cheaper aftermarkets.
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:04 AM   #48
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I have some clear Shoei faceshields as old as 1997 with no yellowing. Several of the helmets are history, but I still have a number of old shields and none of them show any yellowing.

You might want to consider a different helmet brand to solve your problem.
Wish that was it, 35 years of riding , i have had countless helmets . I'm looking at five of them right now. Maybe its where and when we ride thats the difference?
I'm at a loss. but as I get older it is easier to keep shields cleaner and scratch free longer, so this yellowing is getting to be a sore spot with me. Guess i should just go tinted eh?

@ catweasel.. its the original shield on the helmet
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:08 AM   #49
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Wish that was it, 35 years of riding , i have had countless helmets . I'm looking at five of them right now. Maybe its where and when we ride thats the difference?
I'm at a loss. but as I get older it is easier to keep shields cleaner and scratch free longer, so this yellowing is getting to be a sore spot with me. Guess i should just go tinted eh?

@ catweasel.. its the original shield on the helmet
Then I'd contact the manufacturer and ask for their advice. Keep it nice, constructive, make mention that you asked for help on advrider (one of the largest adventure sites in the world ) but that you had no joy...

and see what happens.

It'll take a few minutes of your life, do it via email or their website. You may well be surprised.
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:42 PM   #50
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Friend is a bush pilot in Alaska where fog, rain, and bugs on the plastic airplane windshields are a daily thing.

He uses and recommends Pledge furniture polish. Inexpensive, aerosol cans last forever, and I buy the plastic re-sealing Pledge Wipes at hardware stores for about $5 each. They last me years.

Use one to wipe the inside and outside of your lens. It eliminates inside fogging, wipes bugs away, and the rain falls off. I usually wipe the inside plastic liner of my helmet off with it too (the dried gunk from sneezing inside the helmet, etc).

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How do you get the grunge off your Faceshield?
Not so much day to day but more to restore it. I have found the dishwasher is fantastic(remove it from helmet first) and can bring back ones that seem to otherwise be toast. But lately I have no dishwasher and mine are getting a bit dingey.. Any tips???
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