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Old 06-07-2013, 03:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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none of my thermal lenses every fogged, i never applied anything to them....

you are supposed to leave the inner layer entirely alone.
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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When you talk about your thermal lens, do you mean single pane "thermal" lens or dual pane actual thermal lens?

Also, which mask specifically?
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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.
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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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.
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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.
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 06-07-2013, 05:07 PM   #8 (permalink)
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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.
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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.
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