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Hello everyone this is my first post here. I just signed up for the msf course and am in the process of gathering some gear before I get my first bike. This site has been very informative so far and everyone seems friendly and knowledgeable. Anyways to my question...I just recently bought a replacement tinted visor for my hjc helmet. My regular visor will never fog up no matter how hard I try. This new one fogs up as soon as I exhale. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? The visor is made by hjc so I assumed it would be legit. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Try some stuff called 'cat crap'. It works well. You can get it at campmore.



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i used to use the spray on my visor, but i couldnt get the optics right with it applied. So now i use a Respro.

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Look specifically for anti-fog visors, and save your regular ones for summer use. Depending on the brand, you should be able to find a dark smoke tinted anti-fog (though some brands will only offer anti-fog in clear and/or yellow hi-def).

Be warned, however, that depending on how and how often you clean the inside of your visor, the special coating will eventually wear off, or just become less effective (still, it's WELL worth the investment in an additional visor or two).

I've used my anti-fog visor successfully in temps down to about 37 (and with very high humidity) with almost perfect results. Occasionally I'll have to crack it just a hair at stoplights, as it can fog up with no air movement, but still clears up really quickly.
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I agree... I started using cat crap back when I started paintballin... it works great...


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This new one fogs up as soon as I exhale. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?
don't exhale...

just kidding... again

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Look specifically for anti-fog visors, and save your regular ones for summer use. Depending on the brand, you should be able to find a dark smoke tinted anti-fog (though some brands will only offer anti-fog in clear and/or yellow hi-def).

Be warned, however, that depending on how and how often you clean the inside of your visor, the special coating will eventually wear off, or just become less effective (still, it's WELL worth the investment in an additional visor or two).

I've used my anti-fog visor successfully in temps down to about 37 (and with very high humidity) with almost perfect results. Occasionally I'll have to crack it just a hair at stoplights, as it can fog up with no air movement, but still clears up really quickly.


Absolutely. My old helmet fogged up like no other. My suomy came with a clear anti-fog. I also purchased a dark smoke anti fog and a mirrored anti fog. I can breath directly on them and no fog.

Thats right....3 shields for one helmet.



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Absolutely. My old helmet fogged up like no other. My suomy came with a clear anti-fog. I also purchased a dark smoke anti fog and a mirrored anti fog. I can breath directly on them and no fog.

Thats right....3 shields for one helmet
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you heard him ladies... he eats caviar for every meal and washes it down with Dom Perignon...

he also scored 4 toughdowns in one game for Polk High...
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Hello everyone this is my first post here. I just signed up for the msf course and am in the process of gathering some gear before I get my first bike. This site has been very informative so far and everyone seems friendly and knowledgeable. Anyways to my question...I just recently bought a replacement tinted visor for my hjc helmet. My regular visor will never fog up no matter how hard I try. This new one fogs up as soon as I exhale. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? The visor is made by hjc so I assumed it would be legit. Any advice would be appreciated.
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don't exhale...

just kidding... again
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Cat Crap works OK but does need regular reapplication, as are the rest of the anti-fog applications. Go to REI or an outdoors store and check out the ski/snowboard area and you'll see all sorts of anti-fog ointments (wax, liquid, etc.) available for you to try. I usually just clean the inside of my visor often and crack the visor at a stop.

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Cat Crap works OK but does need regular reapplication, as are the rest of the anti-fog applications. Go to REI or an outdoors store and check out the ski/snowboard area and you'll see all sorts of anti-fog ointments (wax, liquid, etc.) available for you to try. I usually just clean the inside of my visor often and crack the visor at a stop.
i just like saying it....... cat crap

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For non-fog treated visors, try Fog City inserts...never need reapplication and work down into the thirties...

Some folks just have more money than good sense.
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You must be KIDDING?!! None of you guys have heard of the GREATEST invention to ever grace helmets? Drum Roll...... Fog City Fog Sheilds!!! They work with basically any shield and are permanent! In fact,that reminds me I have to order one 'cause I bought a HJC AC12 Carbon and they don't offer the gold shield in anti-fog. I believe they cost about $10 but are well worth the price cause they work perfectly. I should know because I live in MICHIGAN!!! HAHAHA!!! Seriously,Fog City shields are great and you don't have to tell people you use "CAT CRAP" on your helmet!

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