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I have the scorpion helmet that has the ability to swap out the stock, clear face shield with a tinted one. I'm on my 2nd one now and need a 3rd. The first tinted visor was the first helmet/visor I ever had and so I used paper towels and some dirty water to clean the bugs off it. That left some visible scarring to the tint and the visor needed to be replaced. :(

The 2nd visor I cleaned only with Plexus and an old t-shirt. The bugs on a 1700 mile trip took their toll and this visor is now scratched pretty too. The clerk at the store where I bought it says use a microfiber cloth and spit to clean the visor. :p

I'm wondering if it's worth the $34.00 to have the tinted visor or should I just suck up the pain of wearing sunglasses 'neath the clear visor and save my money for tires? :confused:

Your experiences/advice?

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What you need is Novus plastic clean and shine.

Novus sells two or three grades of plastic cleaner. The Clean
and Shine is grade # 1.

the heavier grades are for deeper scratches.

Use it with a good quality towel. spray it on, let it sit for a few
seconds to re-hydrate the dead bugs, and wipe it off.

I've been using this stuff for years, nothing else comes close to as good
as this stuff.
 

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I have a Shoei RF1000 with a tinted visor. I use a soft wax and constantly keep a good coat of wax on my shield. I've been using the same visor for over two years with no scratches. I also carry my helmet bag in my tank bag and protect the visor when I'm stopped. Most scratches come from handling the helmet and not riding the bike. I have always waxed my visors. There is no discoloration to the plastic ever.
 

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I too have a Shoei RF-1000 with a light smoke shield. It is the first tinted shield I have used on the street. For me it's the best thing(in daylight) since sliced bread. I use a clear shield at night and when very overcast along with amber sunglasses. I got a neat visor carrying case that snaps around your waist like a fanny pack at Cycle Gear for $19.00. For me it's a lot better than trying to pack an extra visor in your luggage. I have always cleaned them with plain water and a tee shirt for drying.
 

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Arai tinted shield. I usually get 2 yrs or so out of one before it gets to scratched. Plexius and a soft towel. On the road I have a small bottle of Meguires quick detail that I use with a little towel. The trick is to not let the little buggers build up too much.
 

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The novus with a good quality towel is a good suggestion. Other than that I actually do two things.

If I have room I carry a clear visor to switch on my HJC when the sun sets. I keep it in a shield sleeve to keep it from being scratched. I prefer the tinted screen as long as I can because it keeps my face cooler by blocking out the sun.

If I'm at a pinch for space I just put a Sunblocker on my clear screen. It works great for keeping the sun out of the eyes but I still get rosey cheeks from the sunshine.
 

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Tinted Visor

Not sure if this is the proper care but I use RainX on my visor and the bugs seem to be easier to remove.
 

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Or....................

..... buy a Schuberth which has an internal sun visor which simply flips down when you need it and back up when you don't. ;) Being inside the main visor you wont have problems with dirt or bugs and it rarely needs cleaning at all.
I've used my Schuberth for a few years now and wouldn't be without it.
OK the Schuberth lids are expensive but they are VERY good.

Caburg also do a flip down sun visor type helmet at about half the cost but the quality isn't that good.

Personally I don't think it's worth skimping on head protection ...... Treat yourself to a Schuberth :)
 
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