Fog proofing binoculars


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BP Hunter
January 21, 2013, 12:18 AM
I have a good pair of binoculars. I forget the brand. I have no problem with them using them in warmer days but now when I coyote hunt with temperatures at the high 20's and low 30's the lenses fog after a few seconds viewing them. Are there any good tips to keep them fog free? Thanks.

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Analogkid
January 21, 2013, 12:20 AM
cat crap anti fog

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BP Hunter
January 21, 2013, 11:46 AM
Thanks, I'll give it a try.

clamman
January 21, 2013, 12:04 PM
www.fogtech.com

I swear by it.

ironworkerwill
January 21, 2013, 12:29 PM
use a tater or dish soap. just rub it into the lenses problem solved.

BP Hunter
January 21, 2013, 02:03 PM
clamman,

This is what I was looking for for my motorcyle hemlet visor! Just ordered it from ebay!

Thanks.

oneounceload
January 21, 2013, 06:56 PM
Scuba divers use dish soap in water

buck460XVR
January 21, 2013, 07:26 PM
Scuba divers use dish soap in water

....or spit.:D

The Fog-tech stuff is similar to the stuff the boys used to use on their hockey shields. I used to steal it for my shooting glasses and motorcycle shields. Nowadays it's the only reason I stop by the skate shop anymore......


Fog-Free (http://www.totalhockey.com/Product.aspx?itm_id=5899&div_id=2)

oneounceload
January 21, 2013, 10:05 PM
Wonder how that stuff works on shooting glasses lens that are colored?

1911 guy
January 22, 2013, 02:10 AM
Another old scuba trick is tobacco (actual tobacco, not rolled out of the nasty cigarettes they sell today) wrapped in cheesecloth.

Am I showing my age?

Dr.Rob
January 24, 2013, 02:51 AM
Anti fog lens wax.. it lasts forever. (As evidenced by the amount in my cleaning bench.)

Lloyd Smale
January 24, 2013, 07:02 AM
i dont like putting anyting on good lenses. keep them under your jacket and you wont have much trouble with it.

22-rimfire
January 24, 2013, 08:12 AM
keep them under your jacket and you wont have much trouble with it.

Until you get them out and use them.

45crittergitter
January 25, 2013, 07:12 PM
Parker's Perfect. It's made for optical glass.

Lloyd Smale
January 26, 2013, 07:59 AM
if its in the 20s or 30s you can usualy put them under your jacket and they will be fine. If it gets any colder then that i will just let them hang out in the air. I live in northern michigan where deer season temps run from 70 degrees to -10 and ive never had a problem with good binoculars doing this. Now if you got a cheap set that arent gas filled and there fogging internaly i have no answer for you. thing is i dont dump a grand on a pair of binoculars with good quality lenes to put spit or tobacaco juice or wax on them or any thing for that matter.

22-rimfire
January 26, 2013, 03:36 PM
I don't think that the topic is fogging INSIDE the binocular, but rather on the outside. I could be wrong.

If a pair of binocular fog on the inside, you might as well buy a new pair as you will constantly be confronted with this issue during the colder months.

WardenWolf
January 26, 2013, 03:39 PM
RainX. Works well. Fogtech is also good, so I've heard.

BP Hunter
January 31, 2013, 01:24 PM
I just tested out the FOGTECH on my full motorcylce helmet on a cold 38 degree day. It worked flawlessly. There was only some fog on some areas where I did not wipe the solution on. I haven't tested it out on the binoculrs yet. But I can swear on this product!

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