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post #1 of 29 Old 10-23-2008, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Shaving cream = NO FOG !!!

I read a post in a thread here recently, don't remember which one, about this shaving cream trick to keep your visor from fogging. I truelly thought it was a joke, but being the curious and sometimes gullable type, I tried it tonight. AND OMG....it works!!! At least it did tonight, but its only like 40's out right now. I'll see how it does on my way to work tomorrow morning when its a bit colder. If it still works, it'll be a life saver for me for sure. I've been riding to work lately unable to see much, unless I lift the shield a bit, which practically freeze drys my eyeballs in a hurry! I thought the post was a joke, but now I feel like I'm the only one who didn't know about this trick So now I gotta ask....are there any other tricks like this one???

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I will have to try this. Because my Sparx helmet visors don't have any anti-fog treatment applied during manufacturing. Just spray it on and wipe it clean?

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I like that. I may have to try it. I use my SCUBA mask anti-fog. Have used spit in a pinch. Works well.

Men's shaving cream is a great exfoliant also. Seriously, a plastic surgeon friend of mind has all his female patient use mens shaving cream all over their face prior to bedtime and in the morning as and exfoliant. He tells all his "peel" patients to avoid soap for a few weeks and wash with shaving cream.

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You can also use shaving cream for your bathroom mirrors, so they are not foggy when you get out of the shower!

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Smear and Clear

Just smear it on, leave it for awhile, and rinse it off, then dry. I forgot I did it the first coat and left it on for like 45mins, but it rinsed right off. I used warm water to rinse, then dried with a towel, went outside....and NO fog....whatsoever.....even when I tried to fog it up. So just for good measure I brought it inside and applied another coat... Anyway, like I said, I'll update tomorrow after I go for the really cold ride to work in the morning





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Shaving cream works great for removing camo face paint when coming out of the field as well.

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if you wear glasses don't forget to give them the shaving cream treatment too, otherwise you will have foggy glasses inside your no fog visor.

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Now I have to go buy shaving cream. Haven't used that stuff in years. I dry shave my face.

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Wonder if this will work with any shaving cream...I use Aveeno for my sensitive skin :P

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Shaving cream works great for removing camo face paint when coming out of the field as well.
Yes! and you can also use it to clean your guns and jewelry and it works like wd-40 on squeaky hinges and stuff.

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Hot water works best!

Ok, update sort of...Hot water seems to have the best effects. I tried it with cold water rinse, and it fogs right up, but hot water rinse and no fog at all





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ok this is b.s. i tried the shaving cream thing... i put my helmet on and mary filled it up... that shiiit burned my eyes i couldnt see anything! it got up my nose... and it is gonna take a month to get my shoei cleaned out... gee thanx guys........


just kidding... the honda polish in the spray can works really good also...



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Bar soap works also. Just slightly wet fingers, rub on soap bar then on visor and wipe with dry cloth.

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Wonder if this will work with any shaving cream...I use Aveeno for my sensitive skin :P
Were not talking about what cream you use to shave your butt!

Does Aveeno work good on dingleberrys? Cause this new paper we use just rolls up and makes more, it kind of like a tampon for my butt now!

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I wonder what kind of corrosive effects it might have on the plastic? Any chemists out there??

I started shaving in the shower when I was a teenager with one of those fogless mirrors because my hair is so course. Those mirrors only seem to work for a couple of months. I don't remember now where I heard about the effects of shaving cream on mirrors, but once the fogless mirror started fogging slightly, I started using shaving cream on it. It seemed to me the shaving cream was accelerating the rate of deterioration of the antifogging properties of the mirror. Some reaction with whatever substance is applied to the mirror to keep it fog free I presume.

Makes me wonder what, if any, long term effects it might have on your shield.

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RC90 has been putting his excess KY Jelly on his visors for years.

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RC90 has been putting his excess KY Jelly on his visors for years.
never heard of such a thing as "excess KY Jelly"?

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never heard of such a thing as "excess KY Jelly"?
Neither has he... that's just my take on it.

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never heard of such a thing as "excess KY Jelly"?

Friction is important.... that's all I've got to say.

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Another good thing to do is put some rain-X on the front of your shield. Bugs don't stick and if you get caught in the rain you can still see.

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The best thing I've found for fog is one of those Respro Foggy half masks (sold at Cycle Gear and in the Aerostich catalog, around $24). It velcros into your helmet and prevents your breath from fogging up the shield, and I never have to worry about applying spit, shaving cream, dish soap, or anything else to my face shield. Good stuff.

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Does the respro foggy touch your nose or face? I do find that when the anti fog nose guard in my shoei touches my face it is an irritant. It looks to me that the respro kind of bends over your nose to me. Let me know. Thanks

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The best thing I've found for fog is one of those Respro Foggy half masks (sold at Cycle Gear and in the Aerostich catalog, around $24). It velcros into your helmet and prevents your breath from fogging up the shield, and I never have to worry about applying spit, shaving cream, dish soap, or anything else to my face shield. Good stuff.

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Yes--the top of the mask goes over your nose, and has a clip to hold it on. Here's a pic (not me, some random internet reviewer wearing one in his helmet)


If the contact bothers you, better to stick with no-fog shields and shaving cream or saliva. I kind of like the extra warmth and that Darth Vader feeling.

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Liquid dishwashing soap works for me.

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Update...if anyone needs one

Well....not bad...definatly better than spit or the rainx nofog stuff....but still not perfect. I had very little fog on the 32 degree morning ride today, but still had some. I was kinda wondering about the long term effects on my shield as well. Looks like I'll be trying one of those Respro things, thanks for the tip!





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+1 for the dish soap. I use it in my army goggles, and on my old AGV helmet... and my glasses before I had laser eye surgery. Most of the "anti-fog" stuff is just a thin layer of soap anyway, so just use dish soap or shaving cream. Since dish soap is a "mild soap" you can feel free to use it on your visor, since they (at least the ones I've seen) say to clean with soapy water on the instructions sheet. Remember not to use dish soap to wash your bike though, or if you do polish and wax right away, since dish soap is designed to break down grease and oil, it will strip your wax right off, and six months later - since you parked it in your mom's backyard - you'll have an oxidized mess to clean up. Be safe.

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I've heard of diluting baby shampoo and using it for anti fog, but I haven't heard of the shaving cream. Maybe I'll try my mug style shaving soap...

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Shaving cream is basically whipped soap so you don't need to worry about it corroding your plastics. It also is good on carpets for mild stains... I LOVE daytime television! You learn the most pointless stuff....

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