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I have the Dragon APX goggles so the area between the lenses is pretty big on those. how do u suggest i air them out? put them by a window?
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I wear my goggles every day and carry Kleenex in my pocket. Brand new or old I wipe them, inside and out.
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like anything else, owning Anti fog lenses is a learning curve. You will figure out how to handle them in time. FWIW, the dude that sold you this pair sold then because of the smudges inthe lens. He knew the drill.

I had a drop of water get in a pair of old Oakleys and they were ruined.

My current Oakelys, I carry the bag they came in with me and if I need to wipe the inside or out I use it. So far so good.

I had a guy throw a pair of EG2.5's at me last weekend at Keystone and told me to keep them because he had damaged the coating inside. I recoated them with an anti fog spray. They look better, but I havent had them out to try them yet.

I used to coat my MX goggle lenses all the time without issue though.
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so basically the guy that told me to swish soapy water inside my goggles was wrong?

ya im just worried to ruin some $200 goggles.
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no, i'm not wrong - quit being a pussy and let them dry out.

they aren't $200 goggles because they were already fucked when you got them. good thing is a new lens is only 50 bucks. maybe you'll get lucky like Argo and get a magic lens.
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so basically the guy that told me to swish soapy water inside my goggles was wrong?

ya im just worried to ruin some $200 goggles.
No, he was correct. Just rinse the goggles (or better, just the lens) until there is no soapy residue. Then dry - best slowly just in the sun/in a very dry room, but hand dryer or hair dryer on low can be used to do it more quickly.
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As you have found out, the anti fog coating inside the lens is soft. Swishing the water over it in concept was to blend the flaws out of the soft coating.

You happened to get water between the lenses. No big deal, set them over a heat register in your home or use a hair dreyer at a distance. They will dry. If you are lucky, there will be no hard water spots between the lenses.
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No magic, just eg2. I put out too much heat and moisture for anti fog shit.... im seriously thinking of going to smith iox with fan though.
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im seriously thinking of going to smith iox with fan though.
those things are the truth for hiking.
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Watch out! don't be an idiot like me and melt the glue in between the lenses while drying them out. Luckily they were a cheap pair to learn that lesson with...
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