You must have heard the song ‘Riders on the Storms’ and thought it must have felt so cool riding on the storm or rain. But is it? Yes, only if you don’t face any issue with your visor while riding and don’t have any watermarks on the visor after you are done riding.
And it’s not an unknown or new issue, to begin with. Many of the people who ride a motorcycle on a regular basis or in the rainy season at least, have faced this and most likely found a sweet little solution to it.
How to keep visor clear in rain - During rain and rainy days!
No worries if you couldn’t find a solution or still looking for a better one that is more convenient to you. The thing is when you are riding on a rainy day, the water drops on your visor decrease your visibility.
Sometimes when you are at speed the raindrops just glide off because of the wind. But when you are riding in the city or in traffic, it’s more likely a whole other story.
So, I assume that you are facing something like that and you want to get rid of those raindrops from your visor. There are actually a bunch of tips that can help you with that.
First of all, what you should do is keep your helmet visor clean, especially the bugs. You need to clean those bugs off your visor if there are any on the face shield, that’s a whole other topic anyway.
You’ll find lots of silicone-based visor cleaners out there in the market. You can get any of them, just keep in mind that those shouldn’t contain any petroleum-based materials or alcohol. Products with these might damage your plastic visor, depending on the visor quality. And when it comes to selecting cleaners, people have different choices and priorities. That goes for any other product I guess, so buy a water repellent cleaner that you think the best.
Now, apply it to the outer surface of the visor with a micro-fiber fabric, you can use a t-shirt that you don’t use anymore for this. Wipe it multiple times on the visor and it should work pretty well. One thing you shouldn’t do is applying that to the inner surface of the visor. The inner surface most likely has an antifog coating on it and you don’t want to wipe that off.
If you have a dedicated anti-fog insert included on your visor then that’ll take care of the fogging up. However, you can add some anti-fog treatment on the inner surface if you don’t have any.
And there’s another thing you can do, using visor wiping gloves or you can sew those wipers on your regular gloves.
You might also find those finger wipers online, but some people prefer an attached wiper in their gloves. It’s not that difficult to attach the glass wiper to your hand gloves. All you’ll need is your sewing skills and the materials you’ll need to sew.
Your gloves, a piece of rubber glass wiper (you’ll find it from any old or new glass wiper), some strong threads, and a strong needle. You can sew it over your index finger, thumb, or where the thumb joins the hand (I found this one the most effective; personal opinion).
You can do the sewing yourself or take it to someone who is good at this stuff.
So, here goes another way you can get rid of the waterdrops on a rainy day limiting your visibility. Polish your visor real good and ride even in rain, and you can also wipe the water when you think you need it.
And that should take care of the waterdrop issue for you and make your commute without any trouble. Even if you have any gear that’s acting up a little bit, you can find the answer if you search a bit. The best motorcycle helmets might have some issue that you don’t like, that’s no big of a deal.
Anyway, hope you find your solution that’ll help you keep your visor clean in rain. Have a great day, even if it rains!!