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Old 10-15-2008, 02:46 PM   #1
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Default Homemade Anti-Fog Spray

Anyone ever tried this ?

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Old 10-15-2008, 02:54 PM   #2
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I remember watching Halley's Hints a while ago, and remembered his suggestion to use a bit of shaving cream on the mirrors in the bathroom to keep them from fogging up. Never tried it on my visor (I use a Braun razor), but it may be worth a try.
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:01 PM   #3
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I will definitely try that..
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:23 PM   #4
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No chance I am going to put vinegar on my plastic visor, especially when there are commercially available alternatives that are known to work reasonably well for not too much money.
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vinegar is acidic. I wouldn't use it on plastic without rinsing thoroughly afterwards.
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Wouldn't you be left with the smell?
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Vinegar is a great glass cleaner and helps remove any mineral build-up (such as calcium), but doesn't inherently make glass fog-free in any sense. Using newspaper instead of a rag/towel will clean glass even better, as it's long-fibers do a better job of scrapping the glass surface thoroughly without being hard enough to scratch the surface of the glass itself.

The commercial products that make glass fog-free (rain-x, etc.) actually layer another chemical structure onto the surface that is of a such a shape/size that water molecules can't stick to it. The special anti-fog pin-inserts and complete visors from FogCity have the actual plastic material formed with intentional surface imperfections that do the same job (too small/jagged/wrong-pattern for water molecules to grab onto the surface -- and too small for you to notice that it's not perfectly smooth).

As for the suggestion of using vinegar on your visor or windshield and not rinsing it/drying it off immediately afterwards -- I'd skip on it in general, and in particular if your visor material isn't specifically lexan (which only a few manufacturers use for their visors).

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I've given up on the chemicals... and just work on controlling my breathing. The Rain-X fog stuff works okay, but you have to keep applying it constantly or the visor gets a weird glaze to it and fogs up faster.
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Steve, see if FogCity either makes a visor for your brand, or consider a pin-insert (they also make a non-pin version that uses adhesive, but the adhesive is really no good in the rain based on my experiences).

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Steve, see if FogCity either makes a visor for your brand, or consider a pin-insert (they also make a non-pin version that uses adhesive, but the adhesive is really no good in the rain based on my experiences).

FogCity Mnf: http://www.modernworld.com/mw2008/index.php
Every season is different for me. I've not done much foul weather biking this year.... but I'm in a Shoei now. If I do end up riding in the cold/wet weather more the pin insert is probably the way I'll go.
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