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Anti Fog Product?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Rich219, Aug 15, 2010.

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  1. Rich219

    Rich219 Active Member

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    Today I shot in the worst weather that I've ever experienced while trapshooting, the rain was heavy and non stop. As a result my glasses were covered in water and the surface was covered with fog. Are there any products that will prevent my lenses from fogging up? Any reason not to use Rain-X on them?
     
  2. Steve NJ

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    I found some stuff years ago at a Marine (boat) supply store. Worked great.
     
  3. wayneo

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    Scuba-dive shops have anti-fog spray for facemasks. Spit works good too.

    Wayne
     
  4. Unknown1

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    Good luck with the CC; the original company is no longer in business and the Australian franchise doesn't answer the phone.

    The opticians who make my shooting glasses say they have tried just about everything on the market and nothing is worth a darn. Since some anti-fog products contain glycerin, I put a dab of straight glycerin on the inside of each lens and polish until it appears to be gone. Easily removed and doesn't leave a residue. In the end, good air circulation between the eyes and the lenses is the best preventative.

    MK
     
  5. phirel

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    Rubbing a small amount of soap on the lens will work for reducing the condensation.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    Our squad all used Rain-X wipes at the Alabama State shoot. It worked really well keeping the rain drops and fog off the lenses.
     
  7. Dr A C Jones

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    When I used to ride off-road I'd perspire like a piglet. The shortcoming with Rain-X I found was getting a smudge-free and even application.

    Bob Heath Anti-Fog spray is a lot easier to apply: Spray on, wipe off:

    http://www.bobheathvisors.co.uk/accessories.html

    It doesn't last as long as Rain-X but it's so much easier and cleaner to apply.

    The pot lasts for ages.

    Andrew.
     
  8. Unknown1

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    Rain-X was developed to modify the uncoated polycarbonate canopies and cockpit windows of aircraft by filling the microscopic surface pores in the plastic and making the surface extremely smooth. It will damage any anti-scratch coating that was applied to shooting glass lenses. Once the anti-scratch coating is damaged, any anti-UV film that was also applied will be vulnerable. Rain-X is also extremely difficult to remove once it begins to deteriorate. It's probably better to use the juice of a potato than Rain-X.

    MK
     
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    Glad I didn't find my Rain-X in the garage this weekend. I was given some anti-fog for my goggles while swimming last year. Worked very well, for awhile - several sessions. Some are sold on Amazon. Will try some out.

    I was afraid there may be some long term issues with Rain-X.

    Thanks for post, JT
     
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    Nothing works forever! You will have to reapply every so often regardless of which product you use! I had some stuff called clear fog that worked very well but I can't find it anymore,When chasing elk in the cool mornings my glasses would fog up at inopertune times even with this product on them,As stated above clearance is the key unless you can develop some defroster's!
     
  11. Unknown1

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    NEVER use Rain-X on the inside of a mask or goggles. The stuff has a lot of alcohol...ethyl and isopropyl. I learned REAL fast that trapping it in an enclosed space with your eyes is a really bad plan.

    MK
     
  12. Bill D.

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    Ok not high tech but it works. Use your finger to rub shaving cream on to the glasses then wipe off with a soft cloth. It should last about 4 weeks. Cheap and it works.
     
  13. FalconSprint

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    And for some unknown reason, menthol shave cream even works better.
     
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    Mr.Ireland,

    You are correct,works every time.
    D.P.Reynolds
     
  15. JLSO5

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    I have tried almost everything and had no luck at all. I wash my lenses with soap and water and when they fog up I tried Decots anti-fog spray still no luck. Someone said get fog doc and tried that with no luck.
    I have not tried my shaving lotion which is a menthol gel and rub it on and wipe it off is that how you do it?
    I have Decots and Pillas and they both are bad for fogging when you have heat and humidity.
     
  16. Barry C. Roach

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    Cat Crap. Used on plastic motor racing helmet shields. Works. Weird name.
     
  17. hschwartz

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    There are 2 products I use and are available at Motorcycle or Bike Shops. They are FogTech and Scott Anti-fog cleaner. Both work great.
     
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