Goggles from fogging in cold water?

Goggles from fogging in cold water?

Post by cs.. » Fri, 13 Aug 1999 04:00:00


I did the Danskin in Denver last weekend, and it was a pretty cold swim
with no wetsuit (68 degrees).  My goggles fogged up immediately, and I
was wondering if anyone has any tips for keeping your goggles clear in
cold water.

I'm doing Tinley's in Ft. Collins at the end of September, and I'm
pretty sure it will be a cold swim.

Thanks.

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Goggles from fogging in cold water?

Post by The Byrn Famil » Sat, 14 Aug 1999 04:00:00

I used TYR anti-fog drops at The Wildflower Lond Course this year (water was
colder than your race) with good success.  I would recommend them.

gordo

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Post by BPSulliv » Sat, 14 Aug 1999 04:00:00

I use the Speedo anti-fog drops, and they work great. I have used TYR, but they
didn't work as well for me.
Brian Sullivan


 
 
 

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Post by Geoffrey Jane » Sat, 14 Aug 1999 04:00:00

saliva does a great job as well



Quote:
> I use the Speedo anti-fog drops, and they work great. I have used TYR,
but they
> didn't work as well for me.
> Brian Sullivan


 
 
 

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Post by Shea Gri » Mon, 16 Aug 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>I did the Danskin in Denver last weekend, and it was a pretty cold swim
>with no wetsuit (68 degrees).  My goggles fogged up immediately, and I
>was wondering if anyone has any tips for keeping your goggles clear in
>cold water.

>I'm doing Tinley's in Ft. Collins at the end of September, and I'm
>pretty sure it will be a cold swim.

Goggles can fog no matter what the temperature. Buy some with an
anti-fog coating bulit-in, plus use anti-fog drops or spit. If they
fog up during the swim, you can avoid trying to tread water and take
them off by just pulling them quickly down and***ing the lenses and
sticking them back on.

Shea

 
 
 

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Post by hmmmmmmm.. » Mon, 23 Aug 1999 04:00:00


Quote:


> >I did the Danskin in Denver last weekend, and it was a pretty cold
swim
> >with no wetsuit (68 degrees).  My goggles fogged up immediately, and
I
> >was wondering if anyone has any tips for keeping your goggles clear
in
> >cold water.

> >I'm doing Tinley's in Ft. Collins at the end of September, and I'm
> >pretty sure it will be a cold swim.

> Goggles can fog no matter what the temperature.

Hmmmmmmmmmm
Quote:
> Buy some with an
> anti-fog coating bulit-in,

Whats That?

Quote:
> plus use anti-fog drops or spit.
Maybe RainX
>  If they
> fog up during the swim, you can avoid trying to tread water and take
> them off by just pulling them quickly down and***ing the lenses and
> sticking them back on.

Well Another Thought, Maybe That You Might Consider, Stick Your Head In
The Water And Pull Your Goggles Down Into The Water And Then Pull Your
Head Out of The water And Twist Your Goggles Down to Empty The Water
Out. And Your All Set
Quote:

> Shea

Licking Really?

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Post by TriNr » Mon, 30 Aug 1999 04:00:00

keeping your goggles clear
Quote:
>in
>> >cold water.

Make sure your goggles are CLEAN.  (A little alchohol on a tissue works well to
remove pool scuzz and body oils, then spit and rinse before using.>tips for
 
 
 

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Post by Cantuca » Tue, 31 Aug 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>Make sure your goggles are CLEAN.  (A little alchohol on a tissue works well
>to
>remove pool scuzz and body oils, then spit and rinse before using

Will this harm the factory-applied anti-fog coating?
 
 
 

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Post by TriNr » Tue, 07 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Probably..Most of the coatings either don't work very well or last very long
anyway..saliva works great even on a non-coated lens.
 
 
 

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Post by Elisabeth Gundol » Tue, 07 Sep 1999 04:00:00

No fogging either by covering the goggles-inside-surface
with tooth-brush. After that clean it with water. Take a try !

                    Peter

TriNrn7 schrieb:

Quote:

> Probably..Most of the coatings either don't work very well or last very long
> anyway..saliva works great even on a non-coated lens.

 
 
 

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Post by aqua.. » Wed, 08 Sep 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
> No fogging either by covering the goggles-inside-surface
> with tooth-brush. After that clean it with water. Take a try !

>                     Peter

> TriNrn7 schrieb:

> > Probably..Most of the coatings either don't work very well or last
very long
> > anyway..saliva works great even on a non-coated lens.

The coatings do not work well. They are a marketing gimmick.As a
example The original Baracuda standard goggle was not fog resistant.
You can not find them any more as they have been replaced by the fog
resistant goggle. The newer fog resistant goggle by Baracudda works for
a few  swims then thats it! I have had to put a fine paste (tooth paste)
on  mine to rub off the "fog coating".  A coating does collect on
goggles after swimming in pools. Goggles do need to be cleaned well to
remove this coating. Wash in hot water and soap to clean
up and dry. Then put "fog Drops on ". They are made by
Baracudda,Tyr,and Speedo.Follow the instructions on the bottle.
Baracudda says to rub on then dry..Speedo says to put on then leave to
dry. The stuff will work for a swim or two then reapply.Yes saliva will
work also but the key is cleaning the goggles well first.

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Post by TriNr » Sat, 11 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Wouldn't recommend using toothpaste.. it's abrasive and will scratch the
plastic lens.
 
 
 

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Post by Jimmy Streble » Sat, 11 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Don't know what's been suggested, but I use a mixture of baby shampoo and
water (50/50).

Works in almost all conditions.