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Fog proofing binoculars

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

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  1. BP Hunter

    BP Hunter Member

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    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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  3. BP Hunter

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    Thanks, I'll give it a try.
     
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    use a tater or dish soap. just rub it into the lenses problem solved.
     
  6. BP Hunter

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    clamman,

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

    Thanks.
     
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    Scuba divers use dish soap in water
     
  8. buck460XVR

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

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

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

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    Until you get them out and use them.
     
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    Parker's Perfect. It's made for optical glass.
     
  15. Lloyd Smale

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

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    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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