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Anti-Fog treatment for goggles?

post #1 of 11
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Just got my daughter her first pair of quality goggles and would like to provide an anti-fog/cleaner treatment, too. What say you? Thanks...

post #2 of 11

Good quality goggles are no fog already. Rubbing them with anything other than the special cloth or bag they came with could harm them.

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Originally Posted by Castle Dave View Post
 

Good quality goggles are no fog already. Rubbing them with anything other than the special cloth or bag they came with could harm them.


Oops; I did not think about that. So, no treatment is needed? How do you keep them clean? Thank you for your heads-up...

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Oops; I did not think about that. So, no treatment is needed? How do you keep them clean? Thank you for your heads-up...

 

Generally, don't touch the inside lens if at all possible.  That's where the anti-fog coating is.  If you must clean it, try to just rinse off whatever is in there, then let it air dry.  Or VERY GENTLY pat it dry with a soft, lint-free cloth.

 

The outer lens should be tougher.  Wipe clean with a soft, lint-free cloth.

post #5 of 11

For day to day cleaning use the wipe or bag provided with the goggles. The instructions that came with the goggles will tell you.

If your daughter gets something like hot chocolate or french fry grease on the goggles you will need to very, very carefully use warm water and just a drop of dishwasher soap and your fingers wash the lens then rinse. If possible air dry the lens or if that isn't possible, use the cloth provided or a soft cotton cloth like a really old T shirt. Never use Kleenex or paper towels to wipe, clean, or dry the lens as they will scratch. This procedure also applies to any type of plastic eye glass lens (these days very few people have glasses made of glass)

post #6 of 11
I always buy a No Fog cloth for my pocket. Sort of works. Won't hurt them. Life has a way of affecting the original inner coating.
post #7 of 11

Goggle tech has come quite a ways with regards to anti-fog. Just last weekend I was sweating like a pig and my I/O's were still crystal clear.

post #8 of 11

Hot air handryers work like the Dickens.

 

If goggles get fogged, a backup plan must be available.  If it is an epic day, I bring a spare pair, or at a minimum, I have sunglasses to use.

 

Take your goggles, and put a tissue or the carry bag inside the space and put it inside your jacket high on your chest, zip up and ski to the chair as best you can.  

 

At the bottom or after a few minutes, the goggles should be fine unless they are soaking wet, then it's off the the washroom with a handryer.

 

I do have an old buddy that swears by Cat Crap..

post #9 of 11

Best way to keep your goggles from fogging is to keep your body cool.

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How to Make a Fog Solution for Goggles

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Perhaps the most accessible solution for defogging your goggles is right within your body: saliva. This is an old trick used by swimmers to keep their goggles clear while under water. Spit a small amount of saliva into the inner portion of the goggle, spread it around, and then let any excess drip out. Repeat the process for the outside of the swim goggle. While this treatment typically doesn't last more than one round of swimming, it's easy to do and shouldn't be too much trouble to repeat before every swim session.
 
post #11 of 11

Oh I almost forgot. DON'T STORE THEM IN THE CAR....or anywhere else cold for that matter. You don't want condensation creeping in-between the lenses between two days. Take them inside with you.

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