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Anti-Fogging Treatments for New Masks. (a comparison of techniques)

Discussion in 'General Scuba Equipment Discussions' started by lowviz, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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  2. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Orca

    I noticed that seadrops keep mine clear 99% of the time. I am a nose breather to the extent that easy breathing regs freeflow into my nose and out of my mask.
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  3. salth2owannabe

    salth2owannabe Barracuda

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Idaho
    Apologize if this technique has been mentioned -
    On my last couple of new masks I used a rounded cotton buff that mounts in a drill.
    Applied some Novus plastic polish and the Novus fine scratch remover. Put it in my drill press on high rpms and buffed the heck out them. No film fog issues at all.
  4. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Italy
    Don't have the time to read everything...
    Now all that I learned about this topic. In Italy there is a manufacturer that makes scuba masks for Scubapro. They are Scubapro clones but without brand. 65 or 70 euros for the Scubapro, 20 euros for the unbranded clone. Provided a very good mask is 20 euros, and defogger can be around 5 or 6 euros per bottle, if you buy 4 bottles of defogger you pay them like a new very decent mask. Doesn't make much sense.

    The solution is: spitting. Free of charge, doesn't harm the human eyes with chemicals, doesn't pollute the environment and you can't forget it at home
  5. greeniguana

    greeniguana Nassau Grouper

    Last new mask I got (Cressi Evolution) I squirted Dawn detergent on each lens full strength, and rubbed it around with my finger covered with a damp paper towel. I rinsed out the Dawn and smeared a little Johnsons baby shampoo around inside. I put it away and let the baby shampoo dry. I rinsed out the baby shampoo next time I got in the water with it and it was fog free.
  6. Ana

    Ana Solo Diver

    My husband agrees with your "technique" and has been a practitioner since the 60's... until he was faced with this mask from Satan, that is oh so pretty orange.

    Now as much as I agree that 5 or 6 euros for a bottle of defogger seems excessive, under normal circumstances it only takes a couple of drops per dive, literally one drop on each side. Even a small bottle should last several hundred dives. I don't even know what's the price here in the US because I haven't purchased one in ages.
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