That explains it... I have a tinted visor for day riding and a clear one for night. Went out last week for my first night ride & I was struggling to see clearly--starbursts with every oncoming car's headlights. I thought it was just me not being used to riding the bike at night/the helmet/some moisture from fog, my wet hair, humidity?... a thousand other things then microscopic scratches on the visor.....i cleaned my windscreen with a paper towel one time before i realized what i was doin..even today there are a zillion almost microscopic swirls in ut that you can see when looking at it and the light hits it just right
Have you tried the Pinlock visor inserts? They are the best antifog solution I've found. Later this year, their Protectint line will be in production. It adjusts its color to the sunlight.I've been using my gloves when I ride. lmao. I cant ride with bug guts covering half my shield. But when I'm not lazy and do decide to clean it at home, I use paper towels. I didn't know they scratch. I've been too scared to use windex so I've just been using water. And it got really cold the past few nights. It sucks b/c I have to breathe very lightly or else I fog up my shield. PITA.