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8 Tips to Stop your Motorcycle Helmet Visor Fogging Up

Motorcycle helmets are a vital piece of safety equipment and a must for all bikers. It is designed to keep your head and neck protected. Motorcycle helmets are fairly standard in design, and a high-quality helmet will impressively reduce the risk of death by up to 42% and the risk of serious injury by 69%. They are generally double-layered, with a padded foam inside and a hard shell. This works to protect your head from the rough hardness of the group and on top of that, you are cushioned inside the helmet as well.

Motorcycle helmets are lifesavers. Whenever you are riding, you should always wear one. This makes keeping it condensation and moisture-free on those damp days particularly important! The tips below are varied – some need reapplication repeatedly as needed, some are semi-permanent and some are built into the helmet itself. Whatever option you go for, it is always worth testing a few out to see which ones suit you best.

Tips To Stop Your Motorcycle Visor Fogging Up

[1] Anti-Fog Inserts

Anti-fog inserts are thin clear plastic sheets. They are designed to act as a hydrophilic layer. This means that they absorb and repel water. It is secured to the inside of the visor without obstructing the vision of the wearer. They can be a little awkward to apply. They may also begin to deteriorate over time so they may need re-applying after a while. They can be purchased from multiple places so it is worth shopping around to find the best option for you.

[2] Increase Ventilation

This works on the very simple principle that more air being able to access the visor will result in less condensation. This is because the exhalations of the wearer will not have a chance to build up. One way to do this is to open the chin ventilation. Another way is to open the visor slightly. That said, this may not be comfortable depending on how long the journey is and how fast you are going.

[3] Pinlock Lens

This works in a similar manner to the mask. It has a double glazing effect rather than working as a singular layer. It keeps the visor at the same temperature outside as it is inside. It is secured by a silicone seal. This means that no moisture gets around the lens. Like the anti-fog inserts, it may eventually need re-applying.

[4] Clean With Dishwashing Soap

This is probably the cheapest method, outside of just opening the vents in your helmet. It takes a small amount of soapy water once the dishwashing fluid has been diluted. The soap should be applied with a rag as evenly as possible. Another cloth should be used to rub the visor until it is clear. The residue will remain, repelling any water and preventing it from condensing. You may find that you need to re-apply this over time but really, it is relatively simple to do and doesn’t take too long.

[5] Anti-Fog Spray

This is only temporary. This method involves using a chemical spray. It works by breaking down the surface tension of any moisture on the visor. Once the surface tension has been broken, the water evaporates. The only downside is that it needs reapplying, so keep it with you whenever you go on longer journeys.

[6] Water Repellants

These work on the same principle as the anti-fog spray but they may come in different formats. They work on the same chemical basis – breaking down the residue that forms on the visor and encouraging it to evaporate. They come in a variety of formats but if you want to go one better? Get a visor that has a water repellent coating in the first place.

[7] Foggy Mask

This is something that you wear under the helmet rather than a method of treatment for the helmet itself. There are a few different brands on the market but they all broadly work in the same way. It is made of neoprene and is worn not unlike the masks worn in the current ongoing pandemic. It is designed to fit under the full face masks commonly worn by bikers. It also has the added bonus of fighting pollution.

[8] Anti-Fog Wipes

These combine the methods of water repellants, anti-fog spray, and cleaning with dishwashing soap. It is designed to repel water and eliminate water in the process. It is suggested for you to carry a pack with you so then you can use them whenever you need to on the road.

Conclusion

When it comes to keeping yourself safe on the road, a motorcycle helmet is a vital part of any biker’s equipment. This means that it is increasingly important to keep your visor as clean and as clear as possible so then you can see where you are going. We hope that these are tips that you will find useful.

About Roy Ford

Roy Ford is a biker and is part of a group of riders who own similar motorcycle models, while there is so much fun and thrill that comes with cruising with your motorcycle, Roy’s concern is on the must-have motorcycle accessories. For the new motorcycle owners, it could not be obvious how much they need things like the motorcycle GPS, but for Roy, these are some of the critical accessories that should have been incorporated in the motorcycle. The above notwithstanding Roy has stood in the gap and shared knowledge on the relevant motorcycle accessories. Roy recently tied the knot with his old lady; loves to research and spends the weekends with his motorcycle boys club.

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