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Cool, what does Scorpion do? I've had the same experience with the Pinlock visors I've used (all on Nolan helmets).
You can see how effective the Pinlock is when you are in a torrential downpour and the small edge outside the Pinlock is totally fubar but the Pinlock itself is clear as day... Simple and awesome solution that has never failed me.





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Yea the bug guts I put all over every sheild I've ever owned would ruin any magic coating. I've raced and rode with Scorpion Helmets since 2007.

Rain-X on the inside and outside of the shield helps. They also have interior liners for shields that keeps your view clear, but sweat from your face alone with fog a shield. Pro tip: install the shield liner with a hair dryer so the air you trap is as dry as possible.


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July 31, 2013, 01:18 PM

The Pinlock system is 'mechanical' so you don't have to be careful about cleaning. I had a visor with some kind of coating and I cleaned it with the stuff at the gas station, ruining it. I'm too dumb for special coatings.
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Yea the bug guts I put all over every sheild I've ever owned would ruin any magic coating. I've raced and rode with Scorpion Helmets since 2007.

Rain-X on the inside and outside of the shield helps. They also have interior liners for shields that keeps your view clear, but sweat from your face alone with fog a shield. Pro tip: install the shield liner with a hair dryer so the air you trap is as dry as possible.
Scorpion's magic coating is on the INSIDE.


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Unicorn piss and caribou glue.

It has some coating on it that HATES windex... don't ask me how I know.



Hmm... are you a mouth breather? Serious question.
most of the time no. Happens with nose breathing too.


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Never clean it with anything other than mild soap and water. Dry with soft paper towels or microfiber.

Clean it wrong one time and it's ruined.

Yeah I would not even use soap just water. I don't care anymore though since it mostly didn't work for me (or I got bad ones?) I just rub inside and out with ~50% isopropanol.

I think I will look into the pinlock thing.


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most of the time no. Happens with nose breathing too.





Yeah I would not even use soap just water. I don't care anymore though since it mostly didn't work for me (or I got bad ones?) I just rub inside and out with ~50% isopropanol.

I think I will look into the pinlock thing.
I used a lens wipe on one of mine once... the coating flaked off.


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Why would you use alcohol to clean your visor?


a light spritz of Pledge works quite well, and also helps to shed rain. My latest helmet has the pin-lock goodness, haven't tested it out yet though in crappy conditions.
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Pinlock worked fine in 60 miles of rain on the way to work this morning. Just picked up a set of goggles with a fan to take care of the fogging issue off road...
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I used a lens wipe on one of mine once... the coating flaked off.
Weird, I've never seen that.

fwiw I just keep a $2 bottle of 70% isopropyl from CVS and dilute that roughly in half, making it only ~35% alcohol. Doesn't do anything to the polycarbonate itself, unlike ammonia (i.e. Windex)... My corrective lenses are also polycarbonate with some magic anti glare coating. If it removed the Scorpion coating from my visor it was a really clean lift, I didn't even notice it.

edit - if you take my approach be sure to not grab the 70% ethanol denatured with acetone - that would be bad.


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