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No, this isn't about if you wear one, which I hope we all do. Pavement hurts. Anyway, anyone have a good homebrew way to clean the visor on my AGV? It says not to use Windex so I used a soap and water combo, but with the high humidity in Iowa, I fog over really easily. Can anyone help? Thanks.

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honda polish..... or plexus... just make sure its the stuff that smells like coconut...

and use a lint free rag.... i do this for all my faceshields and my oakley sunglasses.... no scratches and clean as a whistle....



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+1 again on the plexus/Honda polish (same thing different can) ....

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Wet toilet paper on the visor, let it sit there for something like 15 minutes, by that time all bug's fly's etc. are an easy clean off - just vipe the paper gently over the visor, and you are ready to go

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Wet toilet paper on the visor, let it sit there for something like 15 minutes, by that time all bug's fly's etc. are an easy clean off - just vipe the paper gently over the visor, and you are ready to go
thats what i do. wet paper towel right after a ride and everything comes off super easy

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My AGV clear visor got so scratched up from wiping/scrubbing the crud off it was like riding in fog. Worse art night when there was oncoming traffic on high-beam. I was gonna spend for a new visor, till I tried buffing the scratches out with a buffer and some buffing compound. Crystal clear now, just like new!

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wet paper towel here as well. Has worked for my old Bieffe, Shoei and now my AGV. The AGV is only 1 season old so I have yet to see if any scratches develop from it.

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My AGV clear visor got so scratched up from wiping/scrubbing the crud off it was like riding in fog. Worse art night when there was oncoming traffic on high-beam. I was gonna spend for a new visor, till I tried buffing the scratches out with a buffer and some buffing compound. Crystal clear now, just like new!
really? Ive got a scratched up visor I would like to revive. What kind of buffing compound did you use, I wouldnt think this would work???

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my suomy is about 4 seasons now and i got zero scratches from the paper towels

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really? Ive got a scratched up visor I would like to revive. What kind of buffing compound did you use, I wouldnt think this would work???
I used the green compound on a felt wheel (medium hard). Same set-up I use for buffing stainless steels. Give it a try, worked a charm for me. I payed attention not to overheat the plastic though, so move from one spot to another fairly regularly till you get all the scratches buffed out. Mine was an AGV clear visor, not sure how it will work on a tinted or coated visor.

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I use EXPO dry erase board cleaner (mostly alcohol) at the office and it works awesome for cleaning. At the house, I use a microfiber towel and water to clean, then Honda Polish to finish it off.

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Microfiber towel and novus plastic polish #1 I bought at the Harley store. 3.95

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I used the green compound on a felt wheel (medium hard). Same set-up I use for buffing stainless steels. Give it a try, worked a charm for me. I payed attention not to overheat the plastic though, so move from one spot to another fairly regularly till you get all the scratches buffed out. Mine was an AGV clear visor, not sure how it will work on a tinted or coated visor.
Yeah mines a shoei tinted and I bumped it on a rough wall and put 2 pretty significant scratches right in my line of sight. Nothing to lose I guess I'll give it a spin.... get it 'spin' (im a dork)

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Update.

Obviously I'm not using a homebrew and I'm wondering about how seriously scratched up a visor must be to use an actual compound on. In 6+ years of riding I haven't needed to do anything more than spray and wipe after a ride.

or my miles really suck.

Anyway, novus is now 4.95 for an 8 oz pump (lasted me 5 years)
and I'm trying a new product called Bugslide. 8.00 for a 4 oz pump with m/f towel. But I bought a new bottle of the novus too. Yes, I succumbed to marketing when she said 20% off for both. whatever.

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While we're on the topic of visors, why aren't tinted visors shatterproof ?

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What I want to know is if anyone here has tried the new Bluetooth helmets that keep popping up. I want one so bad so I can listen to music without any darn earplugs. They hurt my ears and are a pain in the A cuz all the cords...

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i use this https://www.zooke.com/
the zwax is great anti-fog,hides scratches and small enough to fit in your pocket.

picked it up for the misses for her glasses at ny bike show. she loves it! and it works great on helmet visors

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While we're on the topic of visors, why aren't tinted visors shatterproof ?
For that matter, why dont they transition..you know, get darker in the bright sun, lighter in shade or if overcast...

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Microfiber cloth; wet it, throw it in the microwave and get it semi-steaming hot. Lay it on the visor for 5 minutes. Then easily wipe off.

The heat does wonders. Works just as well on the rest of the helmet, too.

A microfiber cloth works better, as paper fibers are actually quite abrasive and can scratch the plastic.

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+1000 on plexus. use it to clean everything

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i use this https://www.zooke.com/
the zwax is great anti-fog,hides scratches and small enough to fit in your pocket.

picked it up for the misses for her glasses at ny bike show. she loves it! and it works great on helmet visors
If I remember correctly, I was with you at that show. The girl was standing on a box and had rather large breasts. The answer was hell yes I'll buy that stuff.

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there was a girl???

all i saw was the boobies!!!!!!!!!

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Warm water and dish soap. Take off the visor, run it under warm water, rub dishsoap in with your fingertips to get the bugs off, and do the same on the inside. Then dry with an old (clean) t-shirt. For some reason, the dishsoap keeps it from fogging up for several hours. Plus, you are less likely to scratch your visor. My Shoei lasted eight years with nary a cleaning scratch (yes, I know. You shouldn't keep a helmet for 8 years).

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No, this isn't about if you wear one, which I hope we all do. Pavement hurts. Anyway, anyone have a good homebrew way to clean the visor on my AGV? It says not to use Windex so I used a soap and water combo, but with the high humidity in Iowa, I fog over really easily. Can anyone help? Thanks.
There is no one way, and above there are some time proven methods.

Here's another one that I have been using for the past 5 years :
Get some RainX, the stuff that is marketed for car windshields.
Coat your visor with it, and do the preclean with rubbing alcohol and a microfibre rag.
From now on, no cleaners, no soap, nothing but water needed.
I rinse mine off, visor still on helmet, under the the tap with the water as warm as I can comfortably handle.
I rub gently with my fingers.
Simple "dirt and grime" is easy to get off.
Dead bugs need more work.
A bit harder rub, some finger nail work on the "globs".
It all comes off.
Pat dry with a paper towel or whatever you have handy.
Buff with a microfibre cloth.
I'm still on my original faceshields - one clear, one dark, no scratches from cleaning.
If you have fairing with a screen on a sportbike, or a windshield on a touring bike, put RainX and that also.
Headlight surfaces as well.
Water blows off any surface with RainX on it, and it's super easy to clean.

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For that matter, why dont they transition..you know, get darker in the bright sun, lighter in shade or if overcast...
Check out Akuma helmets. Their carbon fiber helmet comes with a SWEET transition shield. Plus its probably the lightest helmet made. A friend of mine just bought one this Spring.

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I just use a good soft towel like terry cloth and hot ater after I ride every thing comes right off as long as it hasn't sat for hours. none of my visors have scratches and my bike is my daily commuter.

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I am so fast, and my eyesight so keen, I dodge all the bugs with my head or do a Chuck Norris fistpunch with carbon knuckle guards before they ever get to me.

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I am so fast, and my eyesight so keen, I dodge all the bugs with my head or do a Chuck Norris fistpunch with carbon knuckle guards before they ever get to me.
Truth! I once saw him catch a bee at 100 MPH between his first finger and thumb. He ate the bee, then spit out the stinger and killed a beetle. All at 100 MPH.

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For over 40 years I have been using a product called, Meguiars Mirror Glaze # 10 clear plastic polish. Can be found on the internet for around $10 bucks or any auto store.
I have visors that are 6 years plus and they look brand new.... I also use on the helmet and windscreen. Just a damp cloth and a little bit of this and the bugs come right off. It does take a little pratice to get the right amount and water combination jsut right, then just rub until it is clean. This product is also mil spec and used by the military to clean all of the jet fighter windshields. One squeeze bottle last for years...

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Truth! I once saw him catch a bee at 100 MPH between his first finger and thumb. He ate the bee, then spit out the stinger and killed a beetle. All at 100 MPH.
That's impressive. Almost Jedi Reflexes.

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