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Best anti-fog solution?
« on: March 15, 2019, 05:28:53 pm »
My pinlock didn't really do it for me, even though I fitted it quite carefully.

So what other options are there that work for you?
And for spectacles too, if possible?

Thanks!

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Re: Best anti-fog solution?
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2019, 05:38:05 pm »
Bob Heaths Antifog. With me it's my glasses that steam up, the Pinlock works fine.
https://www.bobheathvisors.co.uk/

Available on Ebay and Amazon.

Edit: There is a bit of a knack to fitting the Pinlock correctly, also they are hygroscopic and need drying out occasionally, I put mine on a tea towel on a radiator to avoid direct heat.
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Re: Best anti-fog solution?
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2019, 06:44:57 pm »
My pinlock didn't really do it for me, even though I fitted it quite carefully.

So what other options are there that work for you?
And for spectacles too, if possible?

Thanks!

My old open face helmets never fogged up...

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Re: Best anti-fog solution?
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2019, 06:45:40 pm »
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Re: Best anti-fog solution?
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2019, 08:18:55 pm »
pinlock and regular cleaning for me.
None of the sprays were ever as effective.
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Re: Best anti-fog solution?
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2019, 08:22:20 pm »

My old open face helmets never fogged up...


It's a good point - I do usually ride with some sort of air gap, but ocassionally it's not quite enough, and I thought it is about time to find a different solution.
I'll have a look at Bob Heath (who I'm sure must have copped it by now ::))
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Re: Best anti-fog solution?
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2019, 08:25:50 pm »
Do you have your through-flow air vents open?

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Re: Best anti-fog solution?
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2019, 10:00:54 pm »
 :(
Do you have your through-flow air vents open?

Rarely, but sometimes the chin one. (The rear vents are permanently open on my current helmet for the 'exhaust'.)
I find having the visor open a tiny bit works better than vents, and that's been true for about 5 helmets = ~20 years.

The reason I'm looking now is I'm doing several group tours this year, and it's not really possible to stop and clear when in a convoy!
On your own it's fine to do that. Just planning ahead. Bit like buying a phone mount for Android-based GPS. Slippery slope down, etc.  :P

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Re: Best anti-fog solution?
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2019, 10:03:41 pm »
pinlock and regular cleaning for me.
None of the sprays were ever as effective.

I've ordered a new Pinlock as a start. Turns out there are three variants, which was news to me. I'm going for 120, which should be a step up from the original one - if it fits. Fingers crossed.

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Re: Best anti-fog solution?
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2019, 10:42:18 am »
...and you do know that they are adjustable?

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Re: Best anti-fog solution?
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2019, 12:16:03 pm »
The pins are eccentric.........
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Re: Best anti-fog solution?
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2019, 01:02:54 pm »
The pins are eccentric.........
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Re: Best anti-fog solution?
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2019, 02:10:32 pm »
The pins are eccentric.........

Ah, I noticed but it didn't register why. Thanks Tom, I will adjust them on the next fitting.
Turns out I can't have Pinlock 120 - got to be 70 for my helmet. I guess the pins are different. Odd.

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Re: Best anti-fog solution?
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2019, 04:43:25 pm »
I think its all to do with the width; you wouldn't want the pi/edge of the insert in your peripheral vision.

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Re: Best anti-fog solution?
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2019, 03:21:22 pm »
Just got a new helmet with a pollock and very pleased with it I am, I'm purposely riding around with the visor shut at the moment even sneezed the other day and no problems with the visor although I had to put up with the runny nose for a few miles. Prior to this relevation I use to rub some washing up liquid sparingly on the inside of the visor and yes, it needs to be sparingly or you risk being quarantined for suspected rabies. Otherwise it's goggles, used them all the time for off roading and no problems however for the road you look like a reject extra  from Mad Max.