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Water between lenses in goggles

post #1 of 7
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Somehow I got some water between my goggle lenses and it dried and left spots.  I cannot seem to get any more water in there to clean it out, despite submerging the entire goggles.  Any ideas?  Should I try to take the goggles apart somehow?

post #2 of 7

The seal between the lenses is broken so you need new goggles.

post #3 of 7

They are done.

post #4 of 7
Originally Posted by Skidude72 View Post

They are done.


post #5 of 7

You need new goggles.  Could be worse; I remember having the foam padding disintegrate on a pair of goggles and come blowing into my eyes so I couldn't see **** while skiing fast.

post #6 of 7

What kind of goggles are they?


If they're anything decent, you can just get new lenses.

post #7 of 7

I had the same problem with my ski goggles and I came up with a very effective solution.  To remove annoying water spots from between your goggle lenses you will need two things: 1) distilled water, and 2) a hypodermic needle and syringe.


The basic idea here is that you will put cleansing water between the sealed goggle lenses, and the water will remove the water spots from between the lenses.  Next, you will remove the water from between the lenses and allow the goggles to dry completely.  You will be amazed at how nice your lenses will look after this treatment. 


First, fill the syringe with distilled water.  You can get a gallon of distilled water at the supermarket for about $1.  Distilled water has no impurities and will not leave water spots or circles when it dries.  Carefully insert the needle in the foam edge that separates the goggle lenses.  Slowly squirt the water from the syringe into the space between the lenses.  The seal between the lenses is not airtight (water creeped into this space in the first place), and the pressure created by injecting water into this space will equalize itself.  Be careful not to scratch the inside of your lenses with the point of the needle.  Only the very tip of the hypodermic needle should poke through the foam edge on the inside.  The foam edge will close up behind the needle when it is removed.   


You should try to fill the space between the goggle lenses until it is about 2/3 full of distilled water.  This will require 3-4 syringes full of distilled water.  Let the distilled water swish around a bit and wash away the old water spots.  Go slowly and try to avoid creating bubbles that cling to the lenses.  After a few minutes, reinsert the hypodermic needled into the foam edge and remove the water from the space between the lenses.  It will take 3-4 insertions of the hypodermic needle and syringe to remove all the water.   


Initially, you may see spots on the inside surface of the lenses, but after it dries completely they will disappear.  It is important to use distilled water because tap water has minerals and contaminants that will leave spots behind.  Good luck!      

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