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CassMT 01-20-2014 02:49 PM

Broke (and kinda fixed) the golden rule of goggles

it was rimey, and fogged over and i forgot my cloth, and i...wiped my goggles inside with liftline paper towels. it was that or go home for the day

foggy, light scratches all over the inside (duh)

so i googled it and saw that car polish could help, and i happened to have some NuFinish (the once a year car polish) and that actually did help, about 50% better

then i was in the autoparts store the other day and saw this polish for plastic (!) for headlight lenses, grabbed that and it was even better, i am back to about 90%, when they are on i really can't see any scratching

just a lil PSA, fyi for others so foolish

..and if anyone knows and even better fix, let's hear it

Casual 01-20-2014 04:15 PM

Haha sweet fix! I might have to try that, I have some small scratches.

Funny enough the last time I was at Whitefish I had brand new Spy's and they were fogging up... It was snowing, foggy and foggy goggles. I seriously didn't even know which way was down the friggin hill.

Ya so I hung them way high above the fireplace to dry them out at lunch, I guess not high enough because the lens warped haha (oops).

Had to replace the lens... no amount of plastic polish is going to fix that :(

chomps1211 01-20-2014 07:00 PM

Have to say,.. Cass, I'm suprised at you! :huh: I never would have suspected you would do something like that to your goggles. (...being a photographer myself I would NEVER use paper towel on anything I needed optical clarity.). I have pulled the tails n sleeves of the poly shirts to wipe goggles. Next time,... ;)

Glad you were able to get a reasonable fix for the problem.

zoom111 01-20-2014 07:18 PM

A lot of paintball guys have the same fogging/scartching issues as we do since most fields supply paper towels to clean stuff. Maybe lurk on some of their forums and see if there's any other fixes. I've heard of the stuff called cat crap (no joke) and apparently does a good job restoring that anti fogness

CassMT 01-20-2014 10:38 PM


Originally Posted by Casual (Post 1454097)
It was snowing, foggy and foggy goggles. I seriously didn't even know which way was down the friggin hill.


WF is known for this, some ppl come for a week and never see the hill, i feel bad for em! no so much this year, we've had a week of pure sun (and no damn snow}

sj250 01-21-2014 09:15 PM

One thing to keep in mind is that although everything you used may have taken care of the scratches there's a very strong chance that it destroyed the antifog coating also. It doesn't take much. It'll be awesome if they still work well but take a 2nd pair with you the first time you use them on the hill.

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East§ide 01-23-2014 10:34 AM

/\ I was thinking the same thing. The anti-fog is probably donezo ... best way ive found to clean the inside of the lens is water and compressed air.. no rubbing at all, just using the air pressure to clear them off..

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