Good as New? Visor and Windshield Restoration Tested!

9 Geg 2019
424 400 Peržiūros

Decades of riding and we were still none the visor about which windshield/visor treatments work best. Time to find out! Here we are testing a bunch of polishes, anti-fog solutions and rain repellents in order to see things clearly.
Gear breakdown
Polishes -
Plexus Plastic Cleaner Protectant and Polish -
Slipstreamer Windshield Cleaner/Polish -
Tirox Plastix Cleaner -
Anti-Fog Treatments -
Muc-Off Premium Anti-Fog Treatment -
Oxford Mint Anti-Fog Spray -
Pinlock Visors -
Rain Repellent Treatment -
Ipone Visor Rainoff Spray -
National Cycle RainZip Rain Repellent -
Rain-X Plastic Water Repellent -
Potato :

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  • Always use Pinlock when its cold outside

    Bayu PratamaBayu PratamaPrieš 16 dienų
  • isnt bicarb abrasive so should have done toothpaste without it?

    Tien TruongTien TruongPrieš 17 dienų
  • I haven't ridden a motorcycle in over 30yrs and yet here I am watching these incredibly well-produced videos. Bravo, FortNine! 👏👏👏👍👍

    intelligentcomputingintelligentcomputingPrieš 19 dienų
  • I've got my PinLock for free on my newly baught helmet

    BeeTheKayBeeTheKayPrieš 25 dienų
  • Btw as a rain repellent here many are using silicon oil spray. What do you think about it?

    Eraovius's ClassicEraovius's ClassicPrieš mėn
  • They claim to be anti foggers, which is b*llsh*t. I actually spit out my tea with that. Hilarious.

    Jason ShortJason ShortPrieš mėn
  • As I remember it, Pinlock says not to use at night. When am I most likely to fog, at night. What about Lemon Pledge for a cleaner/polish?

    Kenneth SettlesKenneth SettlesPrieš mėn
  • You should try carnauba wax

    Sri Ram SachitSri Ram SachitPrieš mėn
  • Can you sand and polish and then apply clear coat like on car headlights?

    paul levesonpaul levesonPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I died after the potato fell in the frame.

    Alexander BaumAlexander BaumPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • how about the durability of shaving gel ? how many days it will be stick on the visor?

    surya prawirasurya prawiraPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Believe it or not. Use a torch on it. Keep moving it from side to side. It clears up the haze in seconds. Only after that, add some rain X. Done.

    Jim GordonJim GordonPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • For polish & repair of plastics there is only one answer, Novus system.

    Roger MooreRoger MoorePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • As a loyal member of People Of The Agriculture Trades Ononymous, I must object in the strongest possible terms to your use of our beloved product in such an unauthorized manner. Our product is clearly intended to increase people's girth, not improve their vision. I can assure you that the law firm of Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe is taking this matter very seriously.

    Shawn KitchenShawn KitchenPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • man this guys is giving data!!! fucking data! Nothing beats data! best channel ever!!!! esp for a noob biker like me!

    ashraf pashaashraf pashaPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • My Pinlock fogs all the time!` >.< It is photochromic but that doesnt work to well anymore either 😂

    LowsiderLowsiderPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Great humorous (and useful!) presentation. Thanks!

    wrs46wrs46Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • scuba divers often spit in the mask to anti-fog. wonder if that would work here (spit, rub around, quick rinse off)

    CobaltHexCobaltHexPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • This guy is a pure comedian 👌

    Joey GixerboyJoey GixerboyPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • once again great vid. keep it up. I would like to share the hands down best anti fog hack with you guys, I'm a commercial diver, (helmet diving for 5 hrs. at a time) we VERY slowly boil down a dish soap, (it goes very fast at the end!!!) to a balm consistency. then buff it in on the inside of you viser and lieve it on, or windshield of your car , mirror in the bathroom, windows in humid climates. works on everything that fogs.... I have used this for free diving but its VERY painful if it gets in your eyes. tear free baby soap helps but still hurts.

    bgkdiver1313bgkdiver1313Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • oooohhhh so i wasn't supposed to put the water repellant on the inside of my visor

    raglanheuserraglanheuserPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • I was turned onto Lemon Pledge by a Harley rider. I use it on my face shield and a wind screen with no problems. I let it soak a bit for old bug splats, then wipe the dirty spots off with a dedicated 'nasty cloth' and use the nice soft microfiber to clean/polish the rest. Smells good too. Available at any small town grocery store for under $5.

    Andrew GAndrew GPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • 5:09 , god damnit your videos get me every time! Little hidden golden easter eggs.

    NspinicelliNspinicelliPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Kindergarteners on Redbull?!?!?!?!?!?!?! LOL!!!!

    Alan RobinsonAlan RobinsonPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • You had me at mental masturbation

    zbb2stillalivezbb2stillalivePrieš 5 mėnesių
  • i was praying i wasnt shelling out on Plexus only to discover toothpaste and partners coconut oil would trump it, phew.

    Robert WilaryRobert WilaryPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • could you please suggest if bike polish is worth secondary to the stock paint shine on a bike !!

    Arun MahiderArun MahiderPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • I cant believe you haven't tried furniture polish, like lemon pledge or a generic equivalent on your visir or polishing plastics between rides! It works and its cheap!!!

    Jacques MartinJacques MartinPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Thinking Plexus is over-priced Pledge in a fancy can?

    Wayne JWayne JPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • So useful! Thanks!

    DenisMguitarDenisMguitarPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • What is the effect of silicon spray on windshields? Protects? Damages plastic? Neither?

    maxoukosmaxoukosPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Would Plexus also work on scratched mirrors?

    Mariah VandiverMariah VandiverPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Concerning, how abrasive the toothpaste was ... 😬

    Kieren MooreKieren MoorePrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Pinlock for my X-lite cost around 45e. But had it for almost 4 years and still works like new. Driven daily in finland so cold and rain 👍

    MknMknPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • If you want a crystal clear polish would it be fine to use something like a car lens polishing kit to do so? I don’t even own a motorcycle but I wanna know if anyone knows of any side-effects to doing something like that?

    Cool ShadowCool ShadowPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • You need to update this... I'd like to see wax and ceramic coatings added to the repellents and see how well these anti-foggers work inside of say, a sauna, which is what it's like here in the south -_-

    m3talc0rem3talc0rePrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Yeah bitch! SCIENCE! But seriously I love the sketch assisted breakdowns of physics and chemistry behind all these episodes.

    Themis SpanopoulosThemis SpanopoulosPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • I have been using Pledge as a plastic polish for 35 years. I will have to try shaving gel and Rain-X. I appreciate all your testing. Thank you!

    Dwayne HarrisDwayne HarrisPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Now try Novus Three Step....

    Tiger800 XCxTiger800 XCxPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • best way is ceramic coating for rain off

    Daniel BrierleyDaniel BrierleyPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • The best feeling when your new helmet comes with fitting pinlock

    Heksu99Heksu99Prieš 8 mėnesių
  • Point #1 Discard any visor that has done 50,000km. Simple. Point #2 I you want to actually remove scratches as opposed to masking them with polish, the best option is Meguiars PlastX which they sell for plastic Headlamp restoration and is also available in kits depending on the degree of damage. For a home-brew alternative, try Brasso, although personally I don't recommend it as it is very old Skool and is not environment friendly.

    sfbdotcomsfbdotcomPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • Worked at an airport, and helicopter pilots used pledge furniture polish.

    genoa49genoa49Prieš 8 mėnesių

    PierciangeloPierciangeloPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • From my experience in restoring plastic car headlights, if the visor had many deep scratches I would wet sand the visor down until I no longer see them, then go with smaller and smaller grits up to 3000, clean it, degrease it with denatured alcohol and spray plastic base coat and clear coat on it. The plastic base coat isn't really necessary, but if you have it, give it some. The clear coat provides a lot of UV resistance which none of the polishes will, plus it provides a physical protection layer. HOWEVER this is a very aggressive form of restoration, on car headlights sure, no problem, it's awesome. But whn your helmet's visor gets to that stage of damage... You really should replace it with a new one. The whole helmet.

    Laggger EngineeringLaggger EngineeringPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • I've used Plexus since the late 90's. I've never thought of it as a scratch remover. More of a cleaner with the ability to fill in very fine scratches. Novus Plastic scratch remover #3 & #2 will polish out scratches and swirls, then finishing with Novus polish #1 will bring a hazy windshield/face shield back to new. Once polished out I would use Plexus regularly to maintain the shield. Using Plexus on a scratched up, hazy piece of plastic doesn't show us how good a product it is even though it came out on top. Pinlockers work fantastic over the long haul!

    Ralph MercuroRalph MercuroPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • Just don’t clean your pin lock with Plexus.

    Roscoe SkipperRoscoe SkipperPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • Even a replica looks REAL WTF!!! 1:37 into video... Please remove this 1 second... You are so much better than this....

    SilentwatchSilentwatchPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • I was lucky enough to fly helicopters in Northern Saskatchewan for years. We tried McGuires plastic polish but it was too slimy. Hard to get off. The best we found was turtle wax. So every week or two use soapy warm water and bare hands to remove the bugs. Bare hands because you could feel the dried bugs and loosen them up and off without scratching the plastic. Then a coating of turtle wax with a damp cloth and when dry, buff off. Slight grit in the turtle wax polished out minor scratches and left a nice clean surface. I still use that method on my windscreen and helmet shield. Thanks your vids. Well done and give me a good chuckle.

    Steve McCannSteve McCannPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • I like Plexus. I have been using it for a while now. It does have good rain repellent properties as well. Not good for anti fog though. Need to get a pinlock for that. Love the channel dude!

    Ken SimmonsKen SimmonsPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • the canada puns are killing me, thanks haha

    The Hostile ZoneThe Hostile ZonePrieš 8 mėnesių
  • I love the very, very end where the toy soldier is killed by the super toxic evil space alien Rain Zip.

    FlechetteFlechettePrieš 8 mėnesių
  • Ok. I love your Channel but I have to say, you really really really need to have your bolt open and your magazine out BEFORE you look down the barrel of your fire arm. Shame on you!

    Daniel MDaniel MPrieš 9 mėnesių
  • For acrylic chip/scratch repair, all watch geeks swear by PolyWatch. Specifically designed to remove scratches in polycarbonate, etc

    John SmithJohn SmithPrieš 9 mėnesių
  • For those who think they can salvage a face shield out there, prospects are dim. All Polycarbonate shields are hard coated for scratch resistance. Because polycarbonate is very soft and you can scratch is too easy. Acrylic is harder but not shatter resistant. So when you try to buff out scratches in the shield, you are buffing the anti scratch coating, and will eventually burn through it and see a patch that is worse than the original small scratches. Plus the shield is now softer & will scratch faster. Perfect example is this is fogged headlight covers. Once you buff the anti scratch coating off they fog twice as fast.

    Ron ThompsonRon ThompsonPrieš 9 mėnesių
    • When you buff your fogged headlight, you're removing the UV coating, this is not an anti-scratch layer. You need to add a clear coat over it to prevent sun to yellow your headlight again.

      lmaxllmaxlPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • Test " Pledge furniture polish". Works great. I've been using it for decades. My 2000 BMW l1200LT with 88,000 miles wind screen still in good shape. Takes the fogging right off.

    chas sisomchas sisomPrieš 9 mėnesių
  • 10:47

    Chris .P BaconChris .P BaconPrieš 9 mėnesių
  • After 50000 kms with my V-strom, the windshield was blurred and I got very good result with a highbeam restoration kit, which provides one spray and some discs and a fitment for the power drill.

    CaptainDangeaxCaptainDangeaxPrieš 9 mėnesių
  • Thumbnail is TIT

    Arnold ClarkeArnold ClarkePrieš 9 mėnesių
  • Your great,i could listen to you for hours,great testing,no BS,straight to the point,you also live long and prosper.

    JJPrieš 9 mėnesių
  • Make A Video About Anti- Glare Night Helmet/Visor..With Night Comparison.

    Sourav DasSourav DasPrieš 10 mėnesių
  • Awesome info, most helpful - thanks

    Mark RylandMark RylandPrieš 10 mėnesių
  • helmet visor must only be cleaned with warm water and a towel. no chemicals !

    makos asimakismakos asimakisPrieš 10 mėnesių
  • Fog is like kindergarteners on red bull.... niiiice

    Armyof SheaArmyof SheaPrieš 10 mėnesių
  • GREAT! info..

    John SchneiterJohn SchneiterPrieš 10 mėnesių
  • Will rain x hurt paint and metal surfaces of bike

    Victor CarterVictor CarterPrieš 11 mėnesių
  • Very good info. Puzzled how anyone could give this a thumb's down. Easily one of the best sources of helpful info on You Tube.

    Joseph DJoseph DPrieš 11 mėnesių
  • guys, you do a fabulous nice job :) Keep up the great work!!

    Ludo De GreefLudo De GreefPrieš 11 mėnesių
  • "pinlock is permanent", well if by permanent you mean one or two seasons, then yes washing-up liquid is a great rain repellent, and is practically free

    NigoNigoPrieš 11 mėnesių
    • Put silicone on the beads.....will last the life of the visor I would think. Not a miracle science, just an air pocket.

      Rod RebmanRod RebmanPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • Potatoes are extremely dangerous, they can attack you at any moment!

    GixxeristGixxeristPrieš 11 mėnesių
  • Spit works as an antifogger and you always have it with you.

    Paul DowdingPaul DowdingPrieš 11 mėnesių
  • what works best is buying a new visor lets be real.

    John DoeJohn DoePrieš 11 mėnesių
  • "Your face.. is hot! Congratulations." Me: *Thanks Ryan OwO*

    Gamen4BrosGamen4BrosPrieš metus
  • Best antifog I ever used was Zogg's fogbuster antifog for swimming goggles. Stupid cheap, lasted really well because it cured and formed a more solid layer... only slight, teeny tiny problem was that it was discontinued and recalled because it turned out it could damage your eyes. Probably won't damage your eyes on a motorbike, but now I just use pinlock. Easily the cheapest option all told - it lasts as long as the hlemet and saves you so much wasted time over its life

    Jon PramJon PramPrieš metus
  • I disagree, I will always shell out for a pinlok. Always.

    Dylan BriggsDylan BriggsPrieš metus
  • Greetings from India. Thanks for uploading.

  • What if your visor was auto darkening?

    DakMoto Dualsport AdventuresDakMoto Dualsport AdventuresPrieš metus
  • What about good old fashioned dish soap for anti fog? Good enough for Chuck Yeager in the X1....

    Ken ChristensenKen ChristensenPrieš metus
  • After a few years of watching the RF9 reviews/tips/documotodramas/motostuff, its become pretty friggin’ clear (pun, hellya!) that, there is no reason to watch other resources in order to make up my mind about something moto I am wondering aboot. Plus, you come to plainly know what is “...and that’s bullshit”, and learn wonderful new terms you can use to sound humorously hip like “kindergarteners on Redbull”. Thanks man, keep all this great stuff happening guys. You have a great squad there.

    Pete BjerkelundPete BjerkelundPrieš metus
  • Like Kindergarteners on Red

    Captain Sam WilsonCaptain Sam WilsonPrieš metus
  • Did he say beating off?!

    MOÑKMOÑKPrieš metus
  • Fuckin` science! Go Fortnine!

    Beau DanielBeau DanielPrieš metus
  • Love his videos!

    Doug DavisDoug DavisPrieš metus
  • The subject matter is immaterial it’s the entertainment that’s important

    Stafford Video ProductionsStafford Video ProductionsPrieš metus
  • I have ridden from Tulsa Oklahoma to San Diego 3 winters in a row, the worst being at 1°F for 600 miles in high wind and freezing rain. Ryan, can you help with frosting inside the visor, as it’s the only thing I haven’t figured out yet. Fogging is different than frosting as that thin layer of moisture that doesn’t scatter light, becomes crystalline and really scatters light. Breath diverting balaclavas are a close as I’ve come to as a solution, but I still frost around the sides and basically can only see straight ahead. I’ve had to resort to cracking open the visor, but then my eyeballs freeze. Glasses are too close to the face and fog/frost instantly. Any Canadian advice for this Southerner?

    HKVP9TacticalHKVP9TacticalPrieš metus
  • I use pledge furniture polish

    genoa49genoa49Prieš metus
  • "From the price point F.U." 😆😆👍

    Jason ShinksJason ShinksPrieš metus
  • I like pinlock lenses but have found that they can still fog if it is cold and damp (like in sleet). I think this is because fitting the lens at home does trap some moisture (at room temperature) which will condense when Canada happens ...

    Christopher HayesChristopher HayesPrieš metus
  • I use pure carnauba wax for the outside of my visor, works better then rain-x and already have it in the garage. Just make sure the surface is super clean and use a new microfiber Everytime. Love the videos, keep up the great work.

    Brian ReevesBrian ReevesPrieš metus
  • 11:19 is the takeaway screen grab. Well done, sir! Personally Ive tried the plastic rainx and found it to be not as impressive as the glass version on a car windshield, but it did help. However, it seemed to blur visibility overall just a bit with some flare from lights at night. Maybe I did it wrong.

    bunberrierbunberrierPrieš metus
  • Maybe you can also huff Tirox, maybe you did. For gods sake man please dont point the rifle at your forehead when cleaning. Please dont die, your videos are awesome.

    bunberrierbunberrierPrieš metus
  • nope not gonna let it slide. What kind of rifle was that?!

    filmsvicfilmsvicPrieš metus
  • I love pinlocks but my pinlock on my agv gets loose after 2 or 3 momths

    Crispy ChickenCrispy ChickenPrieš metus
  • I have been using ZEP window cleaner for years. No problems and cleans the helmet and windscreen remarkably well.

    Gary TurnerGary TurnerPrieš metus
  • 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 very good information and funny.

    The frogThe frogPrieš metus
  • Water Gas below 100 C = Water Vapor (only because I know you respect science)

    Donald TujakaDonald TujakaPrieš metus
  • Awsome! Great quality videos!

    Ashish GuptaAshish GuptaPrieš metus
  • I’m surprised you didn’t try some sort of car wax as a rain repellent. It works awesome.

    Joseph JohnsonJoseph JohnsonPrieš metus
  • Great video, you definitely are the best guide to all things motorcycles. One help though, How to make non-pinlock ready viisors pinlock - any blog/video for this? searched couldn't find any.

    pragyan sauravpragyan sauravPrieš metus
  • I scuba dive and use unscented baby shampoo for anti fog rub on let dry and rinse before diving works better than some marketed products ... just a thought

    peter lambertpeter lambertPrieš metus