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pin lock face sheilds

Post by michael » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:24 am

Any advice on cleaning pin lock face shields? I really like mine but it does not seam to work as well as it used to. Thanks.

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Re: pin lock face sheilds

Post by George Ryals » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:40 am

Smile it's contagious!
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Re: pin lock face sheilds

Post by michael » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:50 am

Thank you so much George.

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Re: pin lock face sheilds

Post by SteveD » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:20 pm

In winter I remove and clean as per that link every month.
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Re: pin lock face sheilds

Post by hal » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:46 am

Thanks. mine is fogging when it gets down to 5 degrees celcius. This might help.
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Post by SteveD » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:26 am

Give it a try. I have no firm opinion on how long they last before they fail altogether. Mine is still ok but less than 12 months old.
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Re: pin lock face sheilds

Post by The Veg » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:37 am

It kind of boggles my mind that after many years of existence the the helmet manufacturers are suddenly all crazy for Pinlock. Back around 2007-ish I got a Scorpion helmet that had an anti-fog coating on its faceshield and it really worked well and lasted about three years. Why no other player in the biz (not even the really big players) can come up with that mystifies me. Unfortunately, the current line of Scorpion helmets don't fit me near as well as the original EXO models did, so now if I want anti-fog I'm forced to either spend more $$$ on a goofy insert or experiment with applying something made for different purposes or materials.
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Post by dougie » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:54 pm

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Re: pin lock face sheilds

Post by SteveD » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:39 am

dougie wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:54 pm
There's always this -
http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/motorcyc ... -anti-fog/
That stuff works for a very short time.

Fog Tech wipes work for longer but still need regular reapplication. In the long run, a well cared for pinlock is probably cheaper and more convenient.
http://motosolutions.com/fogtech.html
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Re: pin lock face sheilds

Post by airway » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:31 pm

The Veg wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:37 am
It kind of boggles my mind that after many years of existence the the helmet manufacturers are suddenly all crazy for Pinlock. Back around 2007-ish I got a Scorpion helmet that had an anti-fog coating on its faceshield and it really worked well and lasted about three years. Why no other player in the biz (not even the really big players) can come up with that mystifies me. Unfortunately, the current line of Scorpion helmets don't fit me near as well as the original EXO models did, so now if I want anti-fog I'm forced to either spend more $$$ on a goofy insert or experiment with applying something made for different purposes or materials.
Yeah, I got a Scorpion about that time also, and that shield was amazing in its anti-fog properties. It wasn't that great in clarity-had some distortion like a cheap pair of sunglasses might, but it was sure nice to ride in cold, foggy weather and be able to see through the thing. Don't know why someone hasn't perfected that concept. I have a pinlock now, and like it pretty well too, but more hassle than a plain old shield that is fog resistant like that Scorpion.

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