Scratches on the helmet visor, an annoying problem most of the bike riders face. You’ll find some small and deep scratches on your helmet after using it for some time. It’ll distract you when you are driving at high speed, especially at night. Not to mention, it can be extremely dangerous while driving at night.
Therefore, people are looking for tricks to get rid of these scratches. However, it’s better to replace or get your hand on a new one if it has too many deep scratches. You never know what’s gonna happen on the road; safety first!
When it comes to small scratches, some tricks might work. You’ll find a bunch of formulas to remove scratches all over the internet. But the question is, do they work?
Yes, some of them will work just fine, but only for minor scratches. However, some might backfire, creating even a larger one. You can’t make an omelet without breaking some eggs, you know.
Let me show you some tricks that might help you. Or, if you have large scratches on your helmet and it is old enough. You may check our best helmet selection and grab a new one!
Okay, enough talking, lets drive deep…
The first one is internet-famous toothpaste therapy. You might have dought about this one, but it actually works. And it’s super easy.
For this trick, you should use a non-abrasive toothpaste. The abrasive one might put new scratches instead of removing them. A high-quality children’s toothpaste will do the job.
If you are going to use it then you should know how it works. Toothpaste which is marketed as non-abrasive still contains a tiny bit of abrasive component. What this component does is, it gently wipes off a thin layer of plastic from the visor surface.
The scratches are also removed in the process. You should keep in mind that this technique won’t work on deep scratches. It might make those less visible. So, if you have a deep one, don’t beat a dead horse. You might end up adding insult to injury, damaging the visor. And, if you own a sports helmet, go, grab a new visor or check our best inexpensive dual sports post and buy a new one!
Lets talk about toothpaste on helmet visor hacks.
The process is quite simple. Apply the toothpaste directly on the visor with a finger or a soft cloth. Don’t even think about using a toothbrush, it will make it worse. Apply it using a circular motion. Avoid going straight across the visor with a vertical or horizontal motion. And finally, wash it up with cold water and dry it with a soft cotton cloth.
Let’s move on to our next method of cleaning a helmet visor. This one is called the sandpaper technique. It’s exactly as it’s name sounds. We’re gonna use a bunch of sandpapers now.
For this one, make sure you have three types of sandpapers. One 500 grit, one 1000 grit, and one 1500 grit sandpapers. It’ll also work fine with only 1500 grit or 1000 grit.
You just have to get rid of a thin layer of plastic from your visor. Now, let me warn you one thing, you shouldn’t apply this on your expensive ones. If you do so, you might end up ruining it completely.
Well, let’s start the process. Take 500 grit sandpaper and wet it with water. Now rub the sandpaper gently on the surface of the visor, especially where the scratches are. After completing the full surface, do the same with the 1000 grit and 1500 grit sandpaper. Remember to rub it with a circular motion and keep the sandpaper wet all the time.
Apply the wax properly all over the visor. Take a soft cotton cloth and polish the visor. You’ll have to polish it for quite some time. The more you’ll polish the surface the more it’ll become clear.
After applying these tricks, it might not be the same as the new one. We are comparing apples to oranges here. So, if you end up getting a deep scratch on your helmet visor, it’s probably a good idea to replace that.
Hold on guys, there’s a proverb, “Prevention is better than cure.” You know it, right? So, it’s better to protect your helmet from scratches. Instead of searching for scratch removal techniques all over the internet.
Here are some tips that’ll probably be helpful to avoid scratches. First of all, never touch your visor directly. The anti-fog coating of your visor might be damaged from the dirt and oil from your fingertips. Don’t wipe it with a paper towel. It’ll increase the scratches instead of cleaning the visor. And store the helmet in a soft bag when you are not using it.
So, that’s it. You should protect the visor before it gets scratched. In the case it’s damaged deeply, let it go, buy a new one. And you know what to do if it’s a minor one. Click the button bellow to check new visor prices based on your helmet model.