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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 09-21-2012, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Question Fog mist in morning coats face shield

Anyone have a solution for the misty heavy fog in the morning that coats the face shield. I don't like wiping with a glove at 60 mph. I understand that Rain X is not good for plastic.
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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 09-21-2012, 06:47 PM
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I use RainX. Have it on all the time. Works good in the fog, and I haven't noticed any deterioration of my shield.

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Thanks for saying you've used it. I used RainX on my last bike's factory installed windshield and it worked great in the rain. However, I bought a new 900 in July and a new windshield in Aug. Directions with shield said NOT to use RainX on any plastic, just glass, so I've avoided it on my helmet too. Why isn't it recommended? Never harmed my old shield.
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I don't know about WINDshields......
I use it on my face shield on my helmet.

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I saw where someone posted that they use Lemon Pledge on their windshield. Don't think it would hurt and can see where it would be a repellent, but wonder about streaks, especially when facing the sun.
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I use either Rain X or Lemon Pledge.
Use mainly lemon pledge on the bike, the Jeep and on the windshield and leading edges on the plane when I flew more. I think Rain X works better but Pledge is cheaper and as long as you use it frequently it works well.
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I use Rain-X as well, I've heard it'll damage the face shield too, but they're like what, fifteen bucks? I'll pay $15 a year for a new faceshield if it means I get to ride fog free!

I've also found a nice tactic is to remember to open it (even just a crack) when you stop or slow down. Helps keep it vented and prevents your breath at a stop from fogging it up!

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I've been wondering about this recently too as were in that season here in New England. Then a thought hit me.....!!! As a Winter Hiker and Skier we use a product called "Cat Crap" on our Goggles (ie Plastic) to prevent fog and icing!!! Duh as i dopeslap myself i'll have to try this on my face shields on my helmets!!!

The stuff works well in winter. It comes in a small plastic tinlike container. You apply it like a wax, then buff it off.

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I turn my head sideways and a lot of the mist beads blow off. I have considered wiping the plastic with dilute detergent to cause the water to film rather than bead - but have not tried it.

Hate the heavy fog/mist for other reasons - when I ride to work. I work in a "Radiation Control Area" (RCA) and the bathroom is on the "cold/normal" side of the dividing line. Have to pass through a portal radiation monitor to get there.

Fog and mist form on microscopic dust particles. These dust and moisture particles tend to collect radon and concentrate it in the now damp clothing. On mornings when the fog is thick, I can't exit the RCA without setting off the monitor. So I can't exit until I dry out. I only drink ONE cup of coffee those mornings!

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OK, so we have a reactor about 25 miles away in Hartsville, SC and that's the direction I usually ride, and now I have to worry about contaminated beads of fog. ;-) We don't have fog very often and it burns off fast.
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