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Old 11-02-2012, 11:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Dirty snow went into my goggles and now there are stains on my inner lens, probably left by the water droplets when they evaporated . Should I wipe the lens with the microfiber cloth that was together in the package with water?
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I think most manufacturers say wipe with the microfibre cloth ONLY, no moisture of any kind. There's usually an anti-fog coating that's easy to rub off. I've got the same problem with my goggles, had some snow get in there on a good wipeout and now I've got little fisheyes on the inside. I refuse to wipe it out because it'll screw up the anti-fog.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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don't touch the inside surface of your goggle lens - ever.

if you see actual water droplets sitting on the inner lens you can use the corner of a paper towel to "lift" the water drops off, but never ever ever go rubbing or wiping them.

the only "exception" is to use cat crap to try and revitalize the anti-fog but at that point they're pretty much ruined anyway.
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don't touch the inside surface of your goggle lens - ever.
if you see actual water droplets sitting on the inner lens you can use the corner of a paper towel to "lift" the water drops off, but never ever ever go rubbing or wiping them.
the only "exception" is to use cat crap to try and revitalize the anti-fog but at that point they're pretty much ruined anyway.
Actually some Smith goggles have a technology that according to them can be cleaned without wiping off...

Smith Technology | SmithOptics.com

"A hydrophilic chemical treatment creates a micro-etched surface on the inner lens to absorb moisture before fog can form. Because Fog-X is a treatment that is actually burned into the lens, it canít be wiped away like other anti-fog coatings."

No idea which of their lineup comes with this treatment but it sounds promising.
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Long story short.. I wipe the insides of my lenses on all the goggle brands I have ever owned and I never have any fog issues. I wipe them wet, I wipe them dry, I wipe them when they have dried water drops... whatever the case is... I wipe those bitches so I can see and continue riding.

Go buy a $10 eyeglass cloth from an eyewear shop and keep it in your jacket pocket.

Only time I fog is when I put them on my head or I am hiking.. so I just take them off.
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Actually some Smith goggles have a technology that according to them can be cleaned without wiping off...

Smith Technology | SmithOptics.com

"A hydrophilic chemical treatment creates a micro-etched surface on the inner lens to absorb moisture before fog can form. Because Fog-X is a treatment that is actually burned into the lens, it canít be wiped away like other anti-fog coatings."

No idea which of their lineup comes with this treatment but it sounds promising.
pretty sure that's just on the new IOX. and $$.
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