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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-20-2014, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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I recently swapped out my short shield to the tall OEM shield for the winter. It does a great job blocking the wind, but man is it fog magnet… like no other windshield I have ever had. It wouldn’t be so much of a problem if I could see over it. Is there some special potion I can rub on it to lessen the attraction moisture has for this particular piece of lexan????

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I recently swapped out my short shield to the tall OEM shield for the winter. It does a great job blocking the wind, but man is it fog magnet… like no other windshield I have ever had. It wouldn’t be so much of a problem if I could see over it. Is there some special potion I can rub on it to lessen the attraction moisture has for this particular piece of lexan????
You answered your own question right there. Why would you want to have to look through a windshield when it can be trimmed down for a clear view of the road ahead. Had a friend who had a tall w/s and at every stop he got out a rag and polish. It was laughable.

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The screen on my Vision is that way as well. Luckily I can just lower it.

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The height of the shield contributes to the superb job it does keeping sub freezing wind off me. For every inch that it might be shortened it would be worth less to me. I would just stay with my short flip screen before I started trimming this one.

I have owned a few bikes with shields that I could not easily see over and only under the most severe circumstances did I have a problem. This was always quickly remedied with a soft towel and a mile or two of pavement behind me.

I pulled my bike out of the 55 degree garage into the 35 degree morning, and before I got garage door down the fog started collecting on the shield. By the time I was two blocks away I was looking around the shield. Got on the interstate and up to speed and it lessened, but a square right in the middle remained.

This particular piece of plastic seems to attract the moisture. Is there something that you have used that will eliminate or reduce this problem?

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The height of the shield contributes to the superb job it does keeping sub freezing wind off me. For every inch that it might be shortened it would be worth less to me. I would just stay with my short flip screen before I started trimming this one.

I have owned a few bikes with shields that I could not easily see over and only under the most severe circumstances did I have a problem. This was always quickly remedied with a soft towel and a mile or two of pavement behind me.

I pulled my bike out of the 55 degree garage into the 35 degree morning, and before I got garage door down the fog started collecting on the shield. By the time I was two blocks away I was looking around the shield. Got on the interstate and up to speed and it lessened, but a square right in the middle remained.

This particular piece of plastic seems to attract the moisture. Is there something that you have used that will eliminate or reduce this problem?
It seems like there are anti-fog solutions for car windshields or even Rain-X I think is also anti fog, however, not sure if they would damage Lexan.

Maybe a wax of some-kind?

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If I can remember when I get off shift tonight I'll check for the brand name but I got some paste/spray anti-fog stuff for glasses at a bike week event and it works amazingly well on keeping fog from building up on my shield as well as glasses. It is time consuming to put on and does need reapplied on occasion but works. I also use plexus spray to clean and that does a good job at preventing fogging as well. If the shield starts to haze over time plastix polish/wax does a good job at making it clear again.

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If I can remember when I get off shift tonight I'll check for the brand name but I got some paste/spray anti-fog stuff for glasses at a bike week event and it works amazingly well on keeping fog from building up on my shield as well as glasses. It is time consuming to put on and does need reapplied on occasion but works. I also use plexus spray to clean and that does a good job at preventing fogging as well. If the shield starts to haze over time plastix polish/wax does a good job at making it clear again.
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Cat Crap. It works. Helps out with bug guts too.

It's a lot of work for a couple of days protection though, but it won't hurt the shield. Maybe put the bike out a half hour or so and let it acclimate some. That's free. Cat Crap ain't.

You know BBob that foggy windshield is part of the price of admission to a Jacksonville zip code. Fog is not an issue over here in the Rockies but it's a looong ride to fresh seafood. I would happily blast cockeyed through pea soup for a fresh slab of snapper dripping in mango sauce.

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Cat Crap. It works. Helps out with bug guts too.

It's a lot of work for a couple of days protection though, but it won't hurt the shield. Maybe put the bike out a half hour or so and let it acclimate some. That's free. Cat Crap ain't.
So Pop recommends poop???

Warm bike and cold air is supposed to equal clear shield.


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