1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.
    Dismiss Notice

anti-fog solution?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by skeet_man, Jul 23, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    10,524
    Location:
    Rochester, NY
    any recommendations? My oakley radars fog up pretty bad w/ high humidity...
     
  2. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2007
    Messages:
    6,260
    Decot Hy Wyds. The lenses are up off your face and have plenty of ventilation.

    Other tricks include wiping the lense down with liquid soap or other treatments. None seem as reliable as getting the lense away from your face.
     
  3. Pull Bang

    Pull Bang Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    472
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Was in a conversation at a gun club, the subject was shooting in the rain. One shooter commended that Rain-X works great, so I got a bottle. I know it works great on windshields, have not hat a chance to try it on my shootings glasses.


    With respect to the original comments about fogging. Rain_X may/may not work (???).


    Frank
     
  4. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2006
    Messages:
    10,650
    Pull Bang,,,,BE REAL CAREFUL!!!! Rain X is designed for GLASS. Some guys who used it on motorcycle windshields had to replace them. Buy a cheap pair at the gas station and try first....

    If you really want anti-fog,,,,stop in a scuba diving shop. The have several solutions that keep our masks from fogging up and are DESIGNED for plastic. Sometimes you can find some stuff at home shows, gun shows etc. that have the hocksters pushing some turquoise stuff and it works as well.
     
  5. Pull Bang

    Pull Bang Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    472
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Hey bigdogtx

    Thanks for the info. I have several pairs of glasses with old prescription. I will test Rain-x om these.

    Frank
     
  6. Bob Schultz

    Bob Schultz Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    2,745
    Location:
    Tuxedo NC
    Get a bar of Ivory soap. Less than a buck. Put a small soap line on both sides of the lens and polish with a good paper towel (Viva, Bounty etc..) That should do it. It's worked for me for over 30 years on my Decots and fishing glasses as well as my daily wear and reading specs.

    Bob
     
  7. mixer

    mixer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    3,386
    Location:
    Coral Springs, Florida
    You have to let air circulate around your lenses to cool them. If you use side blinders, if you have a "full" face and the glasses pushed up against your face and have your hat pulled down low, you're going to have a fog problem. There's more heat on the inside than outside and that causes fogging.

    Eric
     
  8. Need2Know

    Need2Know TS Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2009
    Messages:
    11
    a little bit of baby shampoo wiped into the lenses and keeping the glasses a little off the face works fairly well.
     
  9. Brad Metcalf

    Brad Metcalf TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    50
    A small bar of nutragena bar soap is the best I have found.
     
  10. Haskins Bill

    Haskins Bill TS Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2007
    Messages:
    777
    Got some anti fogging solution from an eye doctor once. Same thing as scuba divers use. We used it on our eyeglasses and rifle scopes and it worked great. Bill
     
  11. Need2Know

    Need2Know TS Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2009
    Messages:
    11
    Anyone ever tried that Sea Gold Anti Fog stuff? It's made for scuba masks. Thinking bout trying some. Don't confuse it with Sea Bond though.
     
  12. FRedmon

    FRedmon Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2008
    Messages:
    1,687
    Cat Crap

    Don't leave home without it!!

    FRedmon
     
  13. birddog1964

    birddog1964 TS Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Messages:
    466
    any place that sells prescription glasses sells a anti fog cleaner. I used to get mine at pearl vision.

    lee
     
  14. larrycrismond

    larrycrismond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Messages:
    77
    In SE Florida it is hot and humid and fogging is frequently a problem. I bought some solution used on the inside of paintball masks and it works well. Hope this helps. Larry Crismond
     
  15. ryvpete

    ryvpete TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    32
    I'll second the Cat Crap. I though it was a joke at first but it really works. Been using it for 3 years now. They could have picked a better name though!

    Bust'em All!!
     
  16. Carol Lister

    Carol Lister TS Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Messages:
    490
    Many anti-fog solutions contain just glycerin in an evaporating solvent. I just put a dab of drug store glycerin on my shooting glasses lenses or on my diving mask face plate and polish it until it disappears.

    Another trick is to use Dawn dish detergent the same way. Liquid soaps are mostly water anyway. Polish a dab of Dawn onto the inside of anything you don't want to fog. When the water carrier evaporates, the surface is left with a coating that can re-absorb a small amount of water from the atmosphere instead of allowing it to condense on the lens.

    Carol Lister
     
  17. Carol Lister

    Carol Lister TS Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Messages:
    490
    <blockquote>"BE REAL CAREFUL!!!! Rain X is designed for GLASS."</blockquote> The substance now known as Rain-X is a polarized alcohol that was actually developed as a water repellent for use on the acrylic and polycarbonate (plastic) windshields used on commercial and military aircraft. It can actually cause stubborn water spots on safety glass if water is allowed to evaporate/dry from the glass and will cause windshield wiper blades to chatter once the windshield becomes partially dry. The active ingredient works much better on acrylic and polycarb than it does on soft glass.

    I don't know how it will effect the plastic but don't use it on the inside of your shooting glasses. It's not intended as an anti-fog compound. Don't use it in dive masks or inside helmet face shields, either. In close proximity to your eyes, the alcohol base will make your eyes BURN... oh, you can just bet it will!!

    Lister
     
  18. birdogs

    birdogs TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    2,775
    I wanted to try Cat Crap but I couldn't get the cat litter off it. Any hints?
     
  19. gr8shot

    gr8shot Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    342
    Location:
    the great state of WV
    this is what the guys i shoot with use. it is true that you have to have a positive air flow. this is a cleaner and anti fog agent. we tested this stuff by putting it on one lens only and digging out a basement under an existing house. the dust stuck on the untreated lens, but did not stick to the treated lens. sold me on it.

    if you have any, any air flow at all, this stuff will work. it has worked for me for the last five years, and i am still on the same original bottle.

    anyone interested can email me. each jar is 9.00 dollars, i pay shipping.

    i have 8 left out of 100 i ordered this season, the first 8 emails gets em.

    thanx.

    steve.
     
  20. racer

    racer TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    541
    Lanolin is the part of the soap that works for anti-fog. Any soap with lots of lanolin will work well. Dan
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Search tags for this page

what causes anti fog lenses to etch