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Old 08-18-2011, 09:37 AM
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Noob rider question. Rode to work this morning in the fog (light-medium density) and noticed that I had to continually wipe my visor with my glove to remove the moisture condensation. Any secrets on how to minimize or prevent the moisture buildup? thanks
 
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:02 AM
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I treat the front of my visor with rain-x which helps a bit. Applying 3-4 coats does the trick for the most part.
If it keeps building moisture the safest thing to do is flip up the visor.
 
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:16 AM
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I live right on the river and have to deal with this every morning. I have yet to find a way to solve it completely but the only things i have found to work is one stay down behind the windshield so as to keep most of the dew off your visor. This only works for awhile and then the dew overcomes.

Another trick is to turn your head up or down or right or left. Because the direct front is what gets covered, so you can turn your head to the side and the sides will be clearer.

After that quits working then I just deal with it and try to see through it. I know its not safe, but i reduce speed and squint. lol


Then if it gets bad enough that that doesn't work, I just flip it up.....

Luckily I only have about a 10 min drive to work.
 
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by kazspeed View Post
I treat the front of my visor with rain-x which helps a bit. Applying 3-4 coats does the trick for the most part.
If it keeps building moisture the safest thing to do is flip up the visor.
Works on windshields, why not visors? I'll pick up a bottle, Thanks.

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I live right on the river and have to deal with this every morning. I have yet to find a way to solve it completely but the only things i have found to work is one stay down behind the windshield so as to keep most of the dew off your visor. This only works for awhile and then the dew overcomes.
I had a feeling that there were only partial solutions. Maybe one of these days.... Thanks
 
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:07 PM
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I have heard that Rain-X will damage the anti-scratch coating on the outside of our visors.
 
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:10 PM
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I doubt it...
 

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Originally Posted by vfrman View Post
I have heard that Rain-X will damage the anti-scratch coating on the outside of our visors.
Email inquiry sent to Rain-X; will post the response.
 
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All it is is wax...basically....so if anything it would prob help protect it.
 
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:42 PM
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the care instructions on my helmet specifically mentioned not to use windex. Supposed to break down the plastic over time. Said soap and water only. Don't remember if it mentioned rain-x or not.
 
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Looked at mine and it didn't...someone prove me wrong!
 

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