Keeping your Goggles from Fogging?

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    Jun 28, 2012 6:22 AM GMT
    Hi Guys:

    I am having trouble keeping my googles from fogging on my swims this summer. Although, I bought a good pair of speedo (vanquisher plus model) and use the anti-fog spray, they seemed to be only non-fogging for about a couple of swims and then it starts all over. I have tried washing them with soap, then rinsing them with water, and then apply the fog spray, rinse again and then let them dry - ready for the next swim. This was not the case when I just bought them.icon_sad.gif Any tips? I would appreciate any feedback.
  • petemdc

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    Jun 28, 2012 3:28 PM GMT
    Try baby shampoo--even just a dilution of it in water. you can buy a travel size at Target for a buck. Then put it in, swish around and dump out. I've heard of people doing this on mirrors too.

  • flashed

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    Jun 28, 2012 3:59 PM GMT
    well, if you hadn't put all the other gunk in them I'd suggest just licking the inside of each goggle--it works quite well. Another trick is to allow just a few drops of water in the goggle. As you swim the water rinses the cloudiness (when you're looking at the bottom of the pool/lake) and does not get in your eyes even when you are taking a breath. Finally, try not to have a really wet face when putting them on (hard to do once you're in the water, so try to wipe off excess moisture around your eyes when putting them back on). Good luck.
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    Jun 28, 2012 4:05 PM GMT
    I think all goggles lose their anti-fog coating after so many uses... Since you already rinse and dry your goggles, that's not the issue. For me, I just apply the anti-fog spray before every swim.
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    Jun 28, 2012 4:11 PM GMT
    I snowboard and my goggles used to fog up too, one of the recommendations from the internet was to rub your saliva all over the glass and let it dry, might sound gross but it worked.
  • vbportugal

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    Jun 28, 2012 5:30 PM GMT
    For SCUBA I either use a little liquid soap with water and then rinse them or I use spit and rinse them partially.
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    Jun 28, 2012 5:38 PM GMT
    spit. It has worked for centuries. Don't make a big deal out of it. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 28, 2012 5:50 PM GMT
    ohboy saidI snowboard and my goggles used to fog up too, one of the recommendations from the internet was to rub your saliva all over the glass and let it dry, might sound gross but it worked.

    yep, spit wks the best.
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    Jun 28, 2012 6:37 PM GMT
    Swimmer here. DEF spit - works everytime. You might have to do it everytime, but it takes 2 seconds... And u have an endless supply lol.
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    Jun 28, 2012 6:42 PM GMT
    i JUST had this problem. If you take a drop of dish soap in each goggle. Wash it out, rinse, then swim with them, You won't get fog at all. It works great!
  • jimjock

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    Jun 28, 2012 6:46 PM GMT
    I thought this thread was about maintaining fair judgement in the bar after a few drinks.


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    Jun 28, 2012 6:52 PM GMT
    Spit in them, rub it around, rinse it out!
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    Jun 28, 2012 7:20 PM GMT
    Mattnificent saidSpit in them, rub it around, rinse it out!
    This, I always lick my thumb and rub the lenses before I race, then rinse them. Works every time for me
  • Boredasaurus

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    Jun 28, 2012 9:07 PM GMT
    When taking dive lessons I remember the instructors always telling everybody to spit in the goggles and rub it in, it worked really well. Although I assume you are swimming in a pool and not the ocean so i'm not sure if it's different, hope this helps icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 28, 2012 11:52 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidspit. It has worked for centuries. Don't make a big deal out of it. icon_rolleyes.gif
    This has worked for me more than 30 years and it's done every time.
  • monet

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    Jun 29, 2012 1:27 AM GMT
    Spit.

    I've been using it for over 40 years.
  • trey2012

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    Jun 29, 2012 5:29 AM GMT
    I prep with anti-fogging drops & try to keep the inside dry to begin with. Then when the fogging starts, just lick the lens or rub my bottom lip in it. I like the speedo vanquisher optical in smoke or clear for the pool. But for SCUBA, spit is it.
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    Jun 29, 2012 6:40 AM GMT
    Thanks, guys. I appreciate all the advise...will try each one of theseicon_cool.gificon_lol.gif I am glad there are other swimmers out there enjoying the summer days.
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    Jun 29, 2012 12:24 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]jimjock said[/cite]I thought this thread was about maintaining fair judgement in the bar after a few drinks.

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    The gay Minneapolis Eagle bar used to have this sign near the cash register:

    DRINK TILL HE'S CUTE

    I later found a small bumper sticker version of that, at the Sturgis, SD motorcycle rally of all places, and put it on my saddle's padded backrest.

    Segueing back on topic, in cold weather I'd sometimes wear motorcycle goggles and they had a fogging issue, too. Problem is the lens becomes cold, from air or water, and your body's warmer evaporation condenses there, as well as the humidity of the trapped air that your body warms. I never found a solution other than lenses with a coating, or sprays. Or in the case of riding goggles, ones with good ventilation holes, which of course are N/A in swimming.
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    Jul 07, 2012 3:20 AM GMT
    So it worked...the spit that is...thanks guysicon_biggrin.gificon_eek.gif Who needs Googgle when you have RJicon_biggrin.gif I just went for a 20 minute swim and did the spit thing...hahaha.
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    Jul 08, 2012 1:05 AM GMT
    My thanks for the spit trick as well. I was getting really frustrated by my goggles fogging up since I took up swimming a couple months ago. I'd been meaning to ask one of my swimmer friends how to prevent it, but then saw this forum. I went for a swim today and it worked like a charm.
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    Jul 10, 2012 5:09 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidspit. It has worked for centuries. Don't make a big deal out of it. icon_rolleyes.gif


    this one works
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    Jul 10, 2012 5:29 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidspit. It has worked for centuries. Don't make a big deal out of it. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Are you SURE we're talking about goggles? icon_wink.gif