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well ive been contemplating on a visor for the new arai helmet i purchased and i cant make up my mind. at the moment, arai offers mirrored visors in these colours:<ul><li>gold</li><li>silver</li><li>blue</li></ul> now a lot of ppl are talking about iridium visors, but what's the difference between mirrored visors and the iridiums? are there any benefits?

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Be first, be original , be shiek...get the iridium :p

I think they look schveeet! :thumbup
(sorry, can't tell ya much bout 'em , just that i think you'd look fly with one )
 

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as far i know.... all arai and shoei "mirrored" visors ARE iridium coated. hence the high price, $90-$150, i think.

irriduim is just a type of metal. Oakley uses this on thier expensive lenses too!!
 

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I with you on that one Spink. Stone chips are gonna happen no matter what and just lifting the visor takes off the plating around the pull tab. They are waaay too sensitive to scratching for me. I can easily get two seasons out of a smoked, try that with a mirrored.

....and I thought an iridium was the multicolored mirrored visor, i.e., the blue-gold ones.
 

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thats the only thing holding me back from getting a iridium visor, my visors tend to ge scratched easily, so no point in dumping 100 bucks on a visor that gets replaced in a few months :(
 

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mine lasted for exactly one season.

but I would get another one just cos of the poser points I get with it...:p
everyone here knows that Im a poser...:D
 
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iridium...

I had a smoked visor before my iridium, the difference is awesome, the iridium is much clearer and keeps things more focused than the smoked lens, It offers a bit of privacy while in traffic too.....oh ya and you get poser pimp points too
 

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Discovered in 1803 by Tennant in the residue left when crude platinum is dissolved by aqua regia. The name iridium is appropriate, for its salts are highly colored. Iridium, a metal of the platinum family, is white, similar to platinum, but with a slight yellowish cast. It is very hard and brittle, making it very hard to machine, form, or work. It is the most corrosion-resistant metal known, and was used in making the standard meter bar of Paris, which is a 90% platinum - 10% iridium alloy. This meter bar was replaced in 1960 as a fundamental unit of length (see under Krypton). Iridium is not attacked by any of the acids nor by aqua regia, but is attacked by molten salts, such as NaCl and NaCN. Iridium occurs uncombined in nature with platinum and other metals of this family in alluvial deposits. It is recovered as a by-product from the nickel mining industry. Iridium has found use in making crucibles and apparatus for use at high temperatures. It is also used for electrical contacts. Its principal use is a hardening agent for platinum. With osmium, it forms an alloy which is used for tipping pens and compass bearings. The specific gravity of iridium is only very slightly lower than that of osmium, which has been generally credited as being the heaviest known element. Calculations of the densities of iridium and osmium from the space lattices gives values of 22.65 and 22.61 g/cm^3, respectively. These values may be more reliable than actual physical measurements. At present, therefore, we know that either iridium or osmium is the densest known element, but the data do not yet allow selection between the two. Iridium costs about $500/troy ounce.
 

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Sounded right outta the ORDINARY dictionary~

new Dictionary:

Irridium Visor: n. See "Poser"
 
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