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03-20-2009, 03:02 PM
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Best way to de-fog visor and remove scratches?

I've searched past threads and it appears the best way to de-fog a visor is to rub in some shaving cream? I find that while playing, my visor fogs up a bit and I would like to try something to prevent it.

I have a scratch on my visor. Not too bad but it is right in my field of vision. What should I try to get it off? I'm close to just ditching the visor if I can't get it off.

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03-20-2009, 03:46 PM
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I don't know about getting rid of scratches but everyone on my team has come to use pledge for anti-fog. Just rub some in until it's completely dissolved. It works really well and is a hell of a lot cheaper than all those anti-fog sprays. I've heard shaving cream as well but i've never tried it.

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Tooth paste for the scratch. Some shampoo for de-fogging.

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this is why I can't play with a visor.

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http://www.fogtech.com/

That's the stuff we would use in paintball, worked wonders.

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Shampoo has worked wonders for me for de-fogging. Give it a try.

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Shampoo has worked wonders for me for de-fogging. Give it a try.
Agree 100%.

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this is why I can't play with a visor.
Make sure you read this before you wish you had done otherwise.

visor thread

One thing I found that works really well for preventing fogging is a lack of hair. I only say that because my head is shaved and I no longer have fogging issue when I wear a visor.

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Shampoo works great, I gotta try the toothpaste for scratches.

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Shampoo is alright, I used to use it. Trust me though, try rubbing some Pledge on it, it works better than shampoo.

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I'd also reccomend Pledge...I spray it on before every game, let it sit, and then really rub it in. Works fantastically. I've used shampoo before too, and it works as a good quick fix...but I am partial to Pledge.

Not sure what to use to get out the scratches...may need to try the tooth paste trick myself....I'm guessing appply it to a cloth(???) and then rub it in on the scratch?

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I'd also reccomend Pledge...I spray it on before every game, let it sit, and then really rub it in. Works fantastically. I've used shampoo before too, and it works as a good quick fix...but I am partial to Pledge.

Not sure what to use to get out the scratches...may need to try the tooth paste trick myself....I'm guessing appply it to a cloth(???) and then rub it in on the scratch?
Yes. put some toothpaste on a clothe then rub it into the scratch. It works fairly well.

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I don't wear a visor, but I do wear glasses on the ice w/ a cage on.

Shaving cream isn't bad, but the special anti-fog sprays you can get generally work for a longer period of time.

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Toothpaste works, but...

That toothpaste trick worked great (regular Colgate). However don't go too crazy like I did because it is obviously an abrasive substance...it ended up scratching the whole visor. It is minor, meaning everything looks a slight bit blurry, but the huge scratch right in my line of sight is now gone. Thanks guys.

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Pledge works well, but is a little strong for me. I've found Murray's oil soap has a pretty good consistency. It's oily enough to keep the shield clear, but no so thick it blurs the mask. Some substances cause halos to appear around lights. I tested a bunch of different materials from baby oil to shaving cream using a tea kettle. Maybe I went a little overboard, but I didn't feel like spending $6 on a product I already had at home.

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I'm a dish soap guy...

Just rub it into the visor with your hand and wipe it off with a paper towel....

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I've searched past threads and it appears the best way to de-fog a visor is to rub in some shaving cream? I find that while playing, my visor fogs up a bit and I would like to try something to prevent it.

I have a scratch on my visor. Not too bad but it is right in my field of vision. What should I try to get it off? I'm close to just ditching the visor if I can't get it off.
I have struggled with this for a while now. I put my cage back on and still cannot see especially at my feet. I have tried all the different things mentioned earleir and none of them worked for me. I am going to try the Murphy's this week. The mask is great for a while and then it goes down hill.

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I've tried most of these and they all seem to work for varying periods of time. I guess it all depends on the temp at the rink and how hard you are working and sweating.

I find that once the protective film starts to come off on these visors they become pretty much useless no matter what product you use.

I was told to get a new visor since nobody really knew if it could be "resurfaced".

I guess my questions are, has this happened to anybody else? How did you go about fixing it?

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Just buy a bottle of Oakley AFR spray. I play 5 days a week and the small $8 bottle lasts me over 4 months. You only need 1 spray per side of the visor every skate and just rub it in with a micro fiber cloth.

To prevent scratches from your gear bag I have a small micro fiber bag to cover my visor.

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