Can you wipe the inside of goggle lenses? - Page 2 - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-18-2013, 10:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Washington, USA
Posts: 44
Default

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?
paul_bro is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-18-2013, 10:17 PM   #12 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Vail, CO
Posts: 3,679
Default

I wear my goggles every day and carry Kleenex in my pocket. Brand new or old I wipe them, inside and out.
Argo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2013, 10:36 PM   #13 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
racer357's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 384
Default

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.
racer357 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2013, 10:38 PM   #14 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Washington, USA
Posts: 44
Default

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.
paul_bro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2013, 10:49 PM   #15 (permalink)
The Rooster King
 
ShredLife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 3,260
Default

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.
ShredLife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2013, 10:52 PM   #16 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,966
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by paul_bro View Post
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.
hktrdr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2013, 10:54 PM   #17 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
racer357's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 384
Default

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.
racer357 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2013, 10:57 PM   #18 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Vail, CO
Posts: 3,679
Default

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.
Argo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2013, 11:03 PM   #19 (permalink)
The Rooster King
 
ShredLife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 3,260
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Argo View Post
im seriously thinking of going to smith iox with fan though.
those things are the truth for hiking.
ShredLife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2013, 11:06 PM   #20 (permalink)
glm
Senior Member
 
glm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 137
Default

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...
glm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:01 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums