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Fog proofing binoculars

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by BP Hunter, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. BP Hunter

    BP Hunter Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. Analogkid

    Analogkid Well-Known Member

  3. BP Hunter

    BP Hunter Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I'll give it a try.
  4. clamman

    clamman Well-Known Member

  5. ironworkerwill

    ironworkerwill Well-Known Member

    use a tater or dish soap. just rub it into the lenses problem solved.
  6. BP Hunter

    BP Hunter Well-Known Member


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

  7. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    Scuba divers use dish soap in water
  8. buck460XVR

    buck460XVR Well-Known Member

    ....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......

  9. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    Wonder how that stuff works on shooting glasses lens that are colored?
  10. 1911 guy

    1911 guy Well-Known Member

    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?
  11. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

    Anti fog lens wax.. it lasts forever. (As evidenced by the amount in my cleaning bench.)
  12. Lloyd Smale

    Lloyd Smale Well-Known Member

    i dont like putting anyting on good lenses. keep them under your jacket and you wont have much trouble with it.
  13. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    Until you get them out and use them.
  14. 45crittergitter

    45crittergitter Well-Known Member

    Parker's Perfect. It's made for optical glass.
  15. Lloyd Smale

    Lloyd Smale Well-Known Member

    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.
  16. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    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.
  17. WardenWolf

    WardenWolf member

    RainX. Works well. Fogtech is also good, so I've heard.
  18. BP Hunter

    BP Hunter Well-Known Member

    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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