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crisscross1993 06-07-2013 02:29 AM

Do know spit on your lens to prevent fogging
 
I was just looking online about preventing fogging up when wearing a paintball mask and a few people recommend spiting on your mask then wiping it of apparently most divers do it, so have any of you ever tried it i have a thermal mask and i sometimes fog in it so this might be a cheap though gross method of reducing fog.

P.s when i have gone paintballing before i have had marshals apply anti fog stuff to the mask and then when the marshal noticed it was a thermal mask he said applying anti fog onto it might have somehow damaged it and that it could increase the likeliness of it fogging again i don't think that's true but i thought it was worth asking you guys.

heinous 06-07-2013 02:49 AM

none of my thermal lenses every fogged, i never applied anything to them....

you are supposed to leave the inner layer entirely alone.

Melvin 06-07-2013 01:35 PM

When you talk about your thermal lens, do you mean single pane "thermal" lens or dual pane actual thermal lens?

Also, which mask specifically?

JeffS77 06-07-2013 01:45 PM

I use PJ1 fog blocker on my cheap single pane JT that has a thermal coating and have not had a problem...even for a cheap mask I have to be really huffing to get it to fog. the PJ1 does not appear to have damaged the thermal coating in any way.

Kmak 06-07-2013 01:50 PM

Well, I am sure there are variables. For instance spitting on your mask with a lugy is probably not the best idea. Same with what you just ate. If you just ate a chocolate bar it may also be detrimental to your cause, or if you drank a cup of coffee or a milkshake.

maggot 06-07-2013 02:36 PM

Pooping on your mask may prevent fogging too, that doesn't mean you should do it.

Just get a nice mask, you won't regret it.

Keys_JR 06-07-2013 02:43 PM

There is this bush that grows in Hawaii that when you rub the leaves on the mask it works pretty damn well as anti-fog. We used it for diving masks.

Lohman446 06-07-2013 04:07 PM

Spitting on the inside of your mask to keep it from fogging was common practice when going snorkelling in the Bahamas. Or at least it was years ago.

Manning 06-07-2013 06:10 PM

Did this for scuba diving but not pball. Worked for scuba!

DashHopes 06-07-2013 06:29 PM

I'm sure it was someone on mcb that posted this before? But Band-Aids in your mask/goggles is supposed to work? He even says "It beats spitting in your goggles" lol.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeDIYaVW8Og


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