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Old 01-30-2012, 12:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Blaze Anti-Fog product - Scam/ripoff?

So I saw this vendor booth at the Progressive motorcycle show for Blaze Anti-Fog stuff. The claim was that it cleans glasses and visors, and more importantly renders helmet visors fog-free. This is a problem for me in winter riding, so of course I was impressed by the prop display at the convention where they had a humidifier set up, held up a partially-treated visor over it and lo and behold, the treated half did not fog up.

$25 later I wandered away from the fast-talkin' salesman with their product kit.

Well I guess you can see where this is going. I got home and tried it out (simple spray on/rub off directions), and breathed on my visor. Fogged right up. Tried a second application and went riding. Fogged up every time I stopped. Tried the Blaze 'wax' on a pair of eyeglasses... didn't clean them, and in fact seemed to distort the lenses a little bit. (Yes, I applied it properly.)

Went on the company's website last week. No physical address. No names of company officers or salesmen. I emailed them through a contact link asking to return their product, no response. Tried going back on the website yesterday and today... went right to godaddy.com domain site. "Notice: This doman name expired on 1/26/12."

I'm not in a blind fury about losing 25 clams. Yes I value money, but it's not like I got "taken" for a week's salary or anything. Just thought I'd share my personal product review here in order to warn fellow riders, and also to ask whether anyone else has tried Blaze and agree or disagree.

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Old 01-30-2012, 12:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Interesting. I had not head of it before, but doing a quick search, found 4 other MC related threads, that state basically the same thing. Picked it up at a trade show because they were impressed with the demo, got it home, it didn't work worth a damn. They are probably using MotoSolutions Fogtech or Clarity De-Fogit on their sample visor and selling a little soap and water for $25. That's really unfortunate. I hope they are gone for good.
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry about your experience. There was a time when I myself was THAT desperate, until I found Pinlock. It's more money than that $25 solution, but it works. ABSOLUTELY.
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Pinlock is awesome, but unfortunately if you are a glasses wearer, as I am, it doesn't help the glasses from fogging.

I keep thinking about Lasik, but my eyes really aren't all that bad, and it is only late fall, to early spring that I have the fogging problem with the glasses under the helmet. Still, I think Lasik will ultimately be my "anti-fog" solution for behind the pinlock.

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Sorry about your experience. There was a time when I myself was THAT desperate, until I found Pinlock. It's more money than that $25 solution, but it works. ABSOLUTELY.
I am saving up for an Arai Signet later this year, and it comes with Pinlock as standard. Very happy 'bout that.
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Pinlock is awesome, but unfortunately if you are a glasses wearer, as I am, it doesn't help the glasses from fogging...
Didn't think of that. I've heard that there are products that are targeted towards scuba divers that will work, though RainX should be good for your glasses.
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Unfortunately RainX isn't a great solution either, as it doesn't play well with the anti-glare coatings on glasses. The best solution I have found so far, is Clarity DeFogit. It is still a compromise, not permenant or as effective as Fogtech, but I find Fogtech can smear a little on glasses. Maybe again because of the anti-glare, or possible the scratch resistant coating. Either way, I find DeFogit it works well enough, though far from perfect.

Edit: someone needs to come up with prescription sunglasses, with pin lock inserts

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Didn't think of that. I've heard that there are products that are targeted towards scuba divers that will work, though RainX should be good for your glasses.

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Old 01-30-2012, 02:02 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Clarity DEFOG it

I've had good results with Clarity. Comes in a very small bottle but only takes a couple drops.

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Yep, once I turned the pinlock shield around the correct way it worked great.

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The Pinlock is amazing - however hard I try it just will not fog up.

As LoVel says though, it works best once you fit the shield the right way around! The shop fitted it for me initially and it took me about 20 minutes the first time I did it myself!
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