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Post  biscut Fri Jan 25 2013, 14:43

Hello
As someone that has glasses, during this colder weather I am finding I am having a lot of problems with both my glasses and visor steaming/misting up when out and about on the bike. Is there a cure (mystical or otherwise) that someone can recommend ? I thought it would help by having a lid that had a breath guard in it but this really doesnt seem to have made any difference. Any thoughts or tips would be really appreciated.

Thanks very much

P.S The wife suggested for me to simply stop breathing but that didnt work for me :-)


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Post  MrNutt Fri Jan 25 2013, 14:53

I to have a similar issue also being a 4 eyes....

I havent found a magical solution quite yet, i thought wearing a neck tube upto my nose might work but that doesnt I find

sorry none of that was really advice wall .... hopefully someone might have a magic trick for it
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Post  YZFJohn Fri Jan 25 2013, 15:19

Can't u use one of the anti mist liquids on your glasses? Or does it damage them. I guess contact lenses are not and option?

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Post  MrNutt Fri Jan 25 2013, 15:25

I wouldnt personally risk the anti mist stuff on my glasses, it might be perfectly harmless but I wouldnt want to take the risk just incase it does something to the lenses , being as blind as me aint cheap lol!
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Post  biscut Fri Jan 25 2013, 15:35

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Can't u use one of the anti mist liquids on your glasses? Or does it damage them. I guess contact lenses are not and option?

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Hi John, do any of the anti mist liquids work or are they all about the same? Wouldn't want to risk it On my glasses to be honest but happy to try them On the visor which gets equally as fogged up
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Post  Dirt Bike Dave Fri Jan 25 2013, 15:42

For the visor if your lid doesn't come with pin lock inserts then I recommend a stick in fog city insert. They work great..not sure what to do for your specs tho...laser surgery maybe??

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Post  YZFJohn Fri Jan 25 2013, 15:54

There was a good anti-mist I used to get from webbs that I got on well with. I will have a look tonight for it so I can tell you the make.
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Post  0ldcat Fri Jan 25 2013, 16:33

Definately agree with either the FogCity or Pin Lock systems for the visor.

For the glasses smear a small amount of washing up liquid on both surfaces (eye side - outer side) of each lens. Gently polish off he washing up liquid with a soft lint free cloth or very soft tissue (taking care not to scratch the lenses). DO NOT use water when polishing off the Washing liquid.

This does work as a temp solution to the misting up glasses lenses.

Believe it or not, you can achieve the same result using potato juice (the starchy liquid when you cut a tatty in half) methodology as the fairy liquid.

There are also various anti-mist sprays on the market . . . non of which should do any harm to your glasses lenses, though Specsavers did once tell me it could eventually remove the anti-glare coating from mine.

Also, as stated by someone else, . . . contact lenses may be worth looking into if you can stand putting them in and taking them out. Again go to your local SpecSavers with yer hat and explain your predicament. It's what I did and they gave me a free weeks worth of disposable (daily lenses) to trial.

I now use contacts (daily disposables) on the bike when I can, but always have my spare (El Cheapo) glasses with me just in case.

Long winded reply (probably made a few burst out laughing at the old tatty trick - not a wind up - it does work), but thought I'd impart a bit of long in the tooth biker hexperience green smile wink thumb up
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Post  weasley Fri Jan 25 2013, 18:32

The only thing that worked for me was a Respro Foggy mask. It is a right faff to install and get right, but when it is on right and sealed against your face properly it virtually eliminates misting. My glasses could be worn with it in place but it will depend on the design of them.

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Post  Jtpt2007 Fri Jan 25 2013, 19:13

I use this

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Works a treat
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Post  Rosco Fri Jan 25 2013, 20:16

Wow, can't decide if the cat poo or Paul's picture is scarier.
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Post  weasley Fri Jan 25 2013, 20:18

Well I never put those pictures there... Don\'t Know

Edit: Sorry Paul . . . Guilty Embarassed
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Post  HEHORE Fri Jan 25 2013, 22:14

As tel said , washing up liquid or shaving cream works good too , the best way to try things with out the risk of being on the bike , go into bathroom , put some anti fog stuff of you choice or suggested onto the bathroom mirror, have a shower , see if the mirror is still clear when you get out
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Post  biscut Sun Jan 27 2013, 10:23

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Never thought to try it our On the bathroom mirror, thanks for the idea. Have heard about the washing up liquid but never thought shaving off shaving cream. I wonder if in the rain i will end up looking like i am foaming at the mouth LOL.
Will give the above suggestions a try. Many thanks to all the above. If they don't work i will try the cat crap :-)
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Post  kwakkat Sun Jan 27 2013, 10:47

if you use shaving cream won,t it wash off as you have a shower LMAO
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Post  biscut Sun Jan 27 2013, 11:38

More concerned about it foaming up as i ride along the road LOL
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