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    Default Visor anti-misting and rain repellant tips

    So after spending almost the whole day on the bike today and enjoying the wet weather riding (yes, I am weird that way), let's all share tips for keeping visors mist free on the inside and rain free on the outside.

    I used to use Holts Anti Mist on the inside of the visor but after today I think I need to try something else.
    It works, but after 3 or so hours the effect wears off.
    I applied the Holts early this morning before setting off to Midrand.

    On the outside I use Rain X which does work very nicely to let water bead up and just roll off.


    So what products or DIY stuffs do you all use and how well does it work?

    And........ go!

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    I used to use sunlight dish soap on my glasses and inside my visor.
    Apply a bit and smear it around... let dry and buff off with a soft rag.
    Worked wonders.
    Don't knock it till you've tried it. lol.
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    My new shark came with a yellowish anti-misting visor insert, I've yet to try it. I have a bottle of C-thru in the graatsh but I'm concerned about it damaging the polycarbonate of the visor. Maybe I'll try it on the side near the hinge to see if there is any crazing.

    Apart from that, I have no more proper rain gear, having given it all away. I can kick myself.

    Except for a pair of perfecto waterprooof riding pants, which aint waterproof no mo' after getting tumble dried and the waterproof linin disintegrated. yass I was die bliksem in but what's done is done.

    You're a sick puppy for enjoying getting caught in the rain (and pina coladas)!

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    PS I can see how the dish soap would work - it is a surfactant after all and misting is tiny droplets that diffuse light. The soap will break the surface tension of the droplets allowing them to flow together. The visor will still be wet on the inside but it wont be frosted. Good tip!

    Another pro tip: riding in the rain is for sickos, nutters and the demented. Don't be that guy.

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    I just keep the visor open a crack. This morning was a bit challenging I must say, but still, just cruising past that long line of cars sitting bumper to bumper made it worth it.

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    similar to the dish soap method, you can smear shaving cream on the inside of the visor, it for 2 minutes then buff it off with a soft cloth.

    I really need to go get a rain suit, this driving in the car is not good for mine and others safety

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    Rain X is great on the outside. Use it on helmet visors, screen on cages and truck. Works so well wipers are secondary.
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    yeah i have also struggled with mist inside the visor, wearing balaclava sometimes helps until you have to tread through traffic then i just open the visor fully, unfortunately my eyes become red from the rain and i look like i just smoked a joint before hitting the office, anyway i'll be watching closely and will try the sunlight method as the Mr min/Pledge inside the visor also wears off after a while then you are back to fogging
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    Like Warrenpridgeon - I also use dish washing soap. It lasts a few days before I need to reapply.
    The only trick is buffing off enough (or else it gets streaky) but not too much (or you're back to fogging.)
    But it's nice and convenient - there's always some in the house - and cheap.

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    [QUOTE=RocketRooster;1162681]My new shark came with a yellowish anti-misting visor insert QUOTE]

    That's a Pin Lock insert by far he best anti Fog devise on the market. The yellowish colour is probably the protective film you must peel off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derrick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RocketRooster View Post
    My new shark came with a yellowish anti-misting visor insert
    That's a Pin Lock insert by far he best anti Fog devise on the market. The yellowish colour is probably the protective film you must peel off
    +1

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    Yes, it's Pin Lock. I'll have to give it a try.

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    I have ordered my pinlock visor from MotoMate for my AGV K5 crash hat.

    My previous Shark helmets had pinlock visors and they worked perfectly.

    The K5 has an "anti fog" coating on the inside of the visor but it does not work lekker hence me using the Holts Anti Mist.

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