Foam on goggles separation = annoying leak!

Foam on goggles separation = annoying leak!

Post by l.. » Sat, 19 Oct 1996 04:00:00


My goggles have developed a small opening between the foam and the plastic of
the goggle.  
Causing a annoying leak in otherwise a fine pair of goggles.

I have tried using various sealants in the past with not much luck.
Ive used regular model glue; Super Glue; and even ShoeGloo, and nothing seems
to do the job.

Are there any suggestions on how to affix the foam back to the plastic of the
goggle lens?

Thanks,

Brian

 
 
 

Foam on goggles separation = annoying leak!

Post by Dedric » Sun, 20 Oct 1996 04:00:00

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> My goggles have developed a small opening between the foam and the plas=
tic of
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> the goggle.
> Causing a annoying leak in otherwise a fine pair of goggles.
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> I have tried using various sealants in the past with not much luck.
> I=92ve used regular model glue; Super Glue; and even ShoeGloo, and noth=
ing seems
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> to do the job.
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> Are there any suggestions on how to affix the foam back to the plastic =
of the
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> goggle lens?
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> Thanks,
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> Brian

Go out & buy a pair with *** instead of foam.  I have also had
problems with foam. The pair I recommend is TYR.

Elizabeth D.

 
 
 

Foam on goggles separation = annoying leak!

Post by marianne eag » Tue, 22 Oct 1996 04:00:00

I use Krazy Glue to seal my gaskets back on when they start to rip apart.
Just make sure the foam is dry before applying.

Marianne Eagan

 
 
 

Foam on goggles separation = annoying leak!

Post by Chip Zemp » Thu, 24 Oct 1996 04:00:00

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> > My goggles have developed a small opening between the foam and the plas=
> tic of
> > =

> > the goggle.
> > Causing a annoying leak in otherwise a fine pair of goggles.
> > =

> > I have tried using various sealants in the past with not much luck.
> > I=92ve used regular model glue; Super Glue; and even ShoeGloo, and noth=
> ing seems
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> > to do the job.
> > =

> > Are there any suggestions on how to affix the foam back to the plastic =
> of the
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> > goggle lens?
> > =

(I'm assuming you're talking about the black foam gaskets that come on
most goggles)

Go to a scuba shop and buy some neoprene or wetsuit cement. You'll
probably need to remove the gasket completely and scrape off as much of
the old cement as you can to get a good seal. Put the glued up assembly on
a curved surface (one pound coffee cans or Quaker Oatmeal boxes seem about
right) and wrap a bunch of *** band around it to hold it tight until
the glue dries.

Sound like a lot of work? Maybe. And the cement is pretty expensive, too.
You might be better off just buying a new pair.

Unless, of course, you've got the last pair of Hind Compys on earth!

Chip Zempel

 
 
 

Foam on goggles separation = annoying leak!

Post by David Swarbric » Thu, 24 Oct 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>My goggles have developed a small opening between the foam and the plastic of
>the goggle.  
>Causing a annoying leak in otherwise a fine pair of goggles.

>I have tried using various sealants in the past with not much luck.
>Ive used regular model glue; Super Glue; and even ShoeGloo, and nothing seems
>to do the job.

>Are there any suggestions on how to affix the foam back to the plastic of the
>goggle lens?

Have a look around the rest of the foam. If they have started leaking
you may have had them for some time. How much gunge has coagulated
around the rest of the seal? Chances are there will be some and it is
unpleasant. Chances are you will be better buying a new pair.

--
David Swarbrick

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