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Baby shampoo/water ratio for anti-fog use

Discussion in 'Introductions and Greets' started by mfgremillion, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. mfgremillion

    mfgremillion Guest

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    Anyone know what the water to baby shampoo ratio is for good anti-fog? I've been diving in Hawaii for a few months and my wife has fogging issues. I've tried a few different mixes and it definately works but she won't put any water in her mask when it doesn't. I just flood a little put she won't and just continues the dive with a foggy mask. Any help would be kickas---!
     
  2. 40Fathoms

    40Fathoms Divemaster

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    Has she tried the simple solution? Spitting it in, rubbing the inside glass with it, and rinsing?
     
  3. crab lover

    crab lover Photographer

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    After I rinse my mask and let it dry, I just put undiluted shampoo on the mask and put it away like that, then when I dive next, I just rinse it out then. I almost never fog!
     
  4. The Kraken

    The Kraken He Who Glows in the Dark Waters (ADVISOR) ScubaBoard Supporter

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    We use it full strength. One drop on each lens, let it dry, then very lightly rinse.

    the K
     
  5. spectrum

    spectrum Dive Bum Wannabe ScubaBoard Supporter

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    If it's been that stubborn in warm water I'd revist "clean and test.

    After that I use J&J Baby straight on an already rinsed mask (which dilutes it some) and do not rinse afterwards so it all remains. Even if it gets to dry and looks hazy it will clear as soon as condensation begins. This has been effective in water down to 34F.

    Pete

    Pete
     
  6. Charlie99

    Charlie99 Solo Diver

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    I use 50/50 mixture of J&J Baby Shampoo and Rubbing Alcohol.

    It does a really good job of cleaning the mask lens, including removing smears of the silicone grease I use to minimize leaks past my moustache.

    I typically apply it when cleaning up my gear after diving. It dries overnight and is ready to go the next day.
     
  7. The Kraken

    The Kraken He Who Glows in the Dark Waters (ADVISOR) ScubaBoard Supporter

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    By the way, the correct term for this stuff is:

    "KRAKEN SPIT" ! ! ! ! ;)

    the K
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2008
  8. anzac65

    anzac65 Regular of the Pub

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    Reading between the lines I'd say that Mrs mfgremillion might need your help to become a little more at ease with mask clearing......
     
  9. bdshort

    bdshort Solo Diver

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    spit. wipe. rinse. done!
     
  10. Walter

    Walter Instructor, Scuba

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    The correct baby shampoo/water ratio is 1/0. Crab lover nailed it. Start with a dry mask and then let the shampoo dry in the mask.
     

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