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Cat Crap Lense Cleaner

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Anybody use this to clean their goggle lenses?

If not what do you use?
post #2 of 18

works great

if you don't use too much, it's very good.
post #3 of 18
I use OTG goggles and use the Cat Crap paste to keep my glasses from fogging inside the goggles. It works fairly well. Not perfect, but def helpful. Many goggles have antifog coatings on the inside surface which can easily be damaged by trying to clean the inside surface. You need to be very carful about this. Try to keep the insides clean and dry and avoid cleaning if at all possible. Outside surface can use whatever type of lens/glass cleaner you like.
post #4 of 18

Cat Scratch, not cat crap!

My buddy and I used cat crap a few times, then one day he put it on his Smith goggles and it scratched the inside of the lens terminally. Mine had minor scratches. It seems like the crap may have been cold and took on the texture of a crayon.

Try the Smith regulator lenses w/ the fan..they work.

I find that w/ Carrera Goggles opening all the air vents all the way keeps mine from fogging.
post #5 of 18

Fog problem

I have used lens wipes. Little cloth pads moistened w/ anti fog compound. Smith makes 'em among others. Usually 1-3 $ at ski shop counters. Work well.

Also there are spray bottles of the active anti-fog agent available for around $5.00

At Tremblant 2 years ago i was soo fogged I could not ski unless I lifted my goggles up. It was -30 at the bottom of the tram that day. We skiied over to the back side ( supposedly morning sun there) and I had to stop every 200yds or so. It was painfull to not use goggles.

My buddy went into the shop on the north side of the mtn, got me a bottle and it worked.
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
My Bolle goggles don't really fog but I wanted some cleaner to get Dermatone and other crap that I get on the outside lens.

I guess I'll just stick to using the bag or cloth and some heavy breathing.
post #7 of 18
For outside surface you can use any good quality lens cleaning solution and a scratch free cloth/tissue (not paper towels of facial tissue).
post #8 of 18
I tried Cat Crap for preventing glasses from fogging up inside my goggles. Makes a nice smeary mess. Most goggles have an anti-fog coating that might be damaged if treated with some other chemical.

None of the usual anti-fog tricks worked for keeping my glasses clear. Smith cloths, Cat Crap, half a dozen other spray-on anti-fog products. None worked reliably and what I found was most created a sort of foggy-smear on the glasses. Not what I wanted. I'm the type who washes his glasses several times a day.

Anyway, the solution for me was Smith's turbo goggles with the fan.
post #9 of 18
I'll give Cat Crap a thumbs down, from my own experience. It's very hard to put on your glasses, and then it's a bear to buff so that it's clear. Certainly not something that's useful on the slopes - snow and cold minimize its effectiveness. As for Smith fog-free cloths - if you have a little bit of dust it will scratch your glasses' lenses. I have found that the best thing is new kleenex to unfog my glasses.

I'm with Kneale - Smith turbo CAM goggles (I have two, one as a spare). For what they cost, they should be bombproof, but they are NOT. I had a new pair that went kaput in two weeks of powder. Thank God I brought my receipt to the store where I bought it (Alta Sports) and they exchanged a new one for my broken one. It wasn't the batteries (I carry new Duracell Ultra AAA 4-pack), and it wasn't the soldering of the electrical contacts... Smith's customer service is almost as bad as Oakley's - non-existent to crappy.

If you're going to put your goggles on the top of your head, do not - nothing fogs up goggles like that. If you do, put a bunch of kleenex that's not touching your interior lens of your goggles. Another good de-fog trick for goggles - blow gently on them, it helps sometimes. I think over the years I have used every de-fog product, but I found them sorely lacking.
post #10 of 18
To resurrect an old thread...

Any new thoughts in the last six years?  My glasses get pretty bad sometimes.
post #11 of 18
Eye glasses or sunglasses?

Well, we sell both the Cat Crap paste and the spray and I've been using the paste over the past year to see how well it works and I've had decent results for both goggles and sun glasses if you use it sparingly and buff it well with a mico-fiber cloth or chamois cloth. I've always liked my Smith sponge/chamois cleaner for cleaning and buffing goggle lens and glasses, but am growing my liking for the micro-fiber cloths for polishing and really have found no difference in the end result. You also need good lighting to double check yourself.
post #12 of 18
I still have a container in my ski bag from several years ago.  Have to agree with Brownson's comments - don't use it on goggles, doesn't work on glasses when inside goggles.  Thinner plastic eyeglass lenses seem to be the worst to fog up, and that's been the general trend.  I had much less problems with heavy polycarbonate safety lenses.  The Smith turbo OTG - very expensive, but cheap compared to lazer eye surgery.  I went with the eye surgery, but my wife loves the turbo goggles.  Thumbs down for cat crap.
post #13 of 18
If you really have serious issues with goggles fogging, then the Smith Turbo Fans series is the ticket. Even if you are doing some backcountry hiking and breaking out in a sweat, these goggles will stay fog free with the fan running. Heck I rarely have to use the fan on my Prodigies (sp?) I use the cat crap on my cycling glasses and it works fine. It was only marginally better on my goggles.
post #14 of 18
Human spit is a very good for fog prevention.  I use it on ski goggles and dive masks.  As for cat crap, I don't know sh!t about that but I've heard you can't get cat pee out of ski boots at all.

Help needed - cat's pee'd in ma boots :-(

post #15 of 18
Eyeglasses are the problem.  It sounds like those fan goggles would work, but I don't really want to buy new goggles.  Any other ideas?
post #16 of 18
Hmm.... used to rub a fresh cigar on my car windows as anti-fog.  I wonder........  But we don't see too many cigars on the ski slopes.
post #17 of 18
Glasses and goggles with a helmet have been my issue. 

Used Cat Crap for 2 years.  Does it help, who knows.  It is a pain to use, but at least feel like I am making it better.   This season been hanging the top edge of the goggles a bit up on the helmet and increasing the air flow and it seems to work.

Does that officially qualify me as a gaper? 
post #18 of 18
different goggle models have different designs to get air behind the lens, I guess neutralizing with outside air and reducing fogging. check if your intake vents on the goggle are interfacing well with the helmet. Smith helmet / goggle systems do this admirably, as do others I'm sure.

A check you can do. Use a simple anti-fog cloth or comparable. Then try to fog the inside of the lens by breathing on it while it's a little cold. like you do to clean your regular sungasses or reading glasses. If you can't make the lens fog that way, you're good to go. If it still fogs, you have a serious moisture and air flow issue.

This week I have noticed many people skiing with their goggles up on their helmet, so the problem is widespread I'd say, and really messes with one's skiing. gaper? can't go there.
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