: Helmet Shields Fogging
01-17-2004, 08:10 AM
Neither my wife :inlove: or I have heated shields on our helmets, really never had a need but am considering them now. In the mean time does anyone have any tips as to how you keep your shield from fogging, We have used a spray made by choko with not much success
01-17-2004, 08:16 AM
I've tried a few sprays but when it gets really cold non of them really work.
Get the heated visor - you won't regret it :)
01-17-2004, 08:26 AM
my shield would fog then i would lift it up and it would freeze rock hard so i removed the shield and attached a pair of googles that covers up the whole space where the shield would have been then i wear a ATV/Snowmobile belaclava, keeps me warm but no fogging or icing, looks great like the new snocross helmets do.
01-17-2004, 09:13 AM
i am not completely happy with heated shields neither. when i did not have a heated shield i kept all the vents closed and whenever i was travelling slow like in a bush trail i would crack the shield open some. without a heated shield in heavy snowdust or if there is snow falling the shield is a regular hemorrhoid.
01-17-2004, 09:32 AM
Same here when ever it fogs I like to just crack the shield open just a bit. I feel it helps.
01-17-2004, 09:43 AM
Two days ago I went for rip at night, it was -25. and -30 with the wind chill. And my visor kept fogging, then froze, so I had to snowmobile with the visor completly up. There were times when I had to pull over to thaw out my eye lashes cause they were frozen shut. But anyways, I just played around with the vents, and now it works a lot better. There is still the odd fogging, but when you think about, in -25*C you never really going to completly get rid of fogging unless you wanna spend out the couple hundred on a heated visor.
01-17-2004, 09:59 AM
Originally posted by 92Indy440@Jan 17 2004, 09:43 AM
think about, in -25*C you never really going to completly get rid of fogging unless you wanna spend out the couple hundred on a heated visor.
i spent around $70.00 for my "no name" cheapest available heated shield. i am wondering if i would have spent the motherload for a shield would it have been a better choice ?
01-17-2004, 10:06 AM
an HJC heated visor is $120 cdn roughly. Not bad considering you will have clear vision all the time. Another thing is helmet design and fit. I bought a HJC CL-14 this year, and from a person who couldn't keep a visor clear for more than a minute, this is the best helmet I have ever worn. I did not have the problems I had with other lids, and I haven't had to plug it in yet (still waiting for weather cold enough..but -15C was no problem for this helmet).
The anti-fogging sprays and such that are out there are a gimmick...I have tried that Choko stuff too..doesn't work at all.
Your best bet is to spring for electric visors or at the very least better helmets.
I have heated visor as well. But if your not going that direction, try wrapping a scarf around your mouth so as to keep the moisture from your breath from getting to your sheild. I got fed up and will never go back to non electric sheild.
01-17-2004, 11:38 AM
i have aheated shield love it. did you try a breater box they work good as long as you dont have glasses.
01-17-2004, 12:01 PM
I have an open face helmet with goggles and I never have a problem.I tried a heated shield and it was better but still nothing like goggles.Will never wear a closed helmet again.
01-18-2004, 12:09 AM
I hate sprays and plastic covers,,,,past experiance says they STINK!!! I bought a heated shield this year,,,,,its gotta be the way to go
01-18-2004, 10:54 AM
Heated is the best way togo but if you don't have one try dish soap on both sides of the shield . It should work for abit.
01-18-2004, 12:12 PM
I picked up some stuff the last time I worked at a nuclear power plant.
It's called Scott Lens Prep, made by scott aviation.
We used it on our full face respirators.
If you can find it, it works great.
I wear contacts and use a heated shield, but my brother-in-law uses it on his eyeglasses and they never fog up on him.
I've used it on my non-electric shield and it will stop fogging.
01-18-2004, 12:31 PM
I love my heated shield. I think the helmet with the shield was like $200.00 CAD but to replace the shield is almost as much as a new helmet.:cussing: I have asthma so I breathe a bit heavy, I crack the shield open a wee bit and I also apply no-fog. Another thought, do you wear a balaclava? I doo and bring an extra one to change halfway through the day cause they get wet (yuck). Make sure your balaclava does not have a large seam on the top as you will have a headache by the end of the day that feels like your head will split in half where the seam was resting.
01-18-2004, 01:56 PM
I would say go with the heated shield. I bought a HJC electric shield for my CL-11 helmet and I absolutely love it! It was around $80 from Dennis Kirk mail order. It has one element on top and one on the bottom so there is nothing in front of your eyes, :D ,is easy to hook up :D ,and works great. After 3 years it is starting to get a little scratched but that is normal for any shield. I will definitely buy another one when the time comes!
01-18-2004, 02:03 PM
STOP BREATHING :D :D Just kidding :D Invest in the electric shield you won't be disappointed :D
01-18-2004, 02:03 PM
Originally posted by LadyK@Jan 18 2004, 12:31 PM
Make sure your balaclava does not have a large seam on the top as you will have a headache by the end of the day that feels like your head will split in half where the seam was resting.
everyone of them that i have has a big seam in it and i turn the balaclava inside out so the seam doesn't bother me any more.
01-18-2004, 04:43 PM
I JUST WENT OUT AND GOT AN ELECTRIC SHIELD FOR MY TXI THAT WASN'T SUPOST TO FOG UP AND NOW I AM COMPLETLY SATISFIED.