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Problem with foggy masks

Discussion in 'Snorkeling / Freediving' started by engblom, Jul 23, 2018.

  1. АлександрД

    АлександрД Manta Ray

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    it is wrong way! When you hold the mask not horisontally - you easy can damage silicone or rubber, than remove oil film from glass.

    that is the most correct way, how to remove oil film from the mask glass. One remark: best lighter for this procedure - is most cheapest lighter. never use any lighters with burner! just most simplest lighter (e.g. Cricket Lighters | lighter collection Essentials )

    this is not a best offer, because in some case you will have something like soft backing soda, but other case you can get powder that can contain something like corund, and you could get scratched glass...
    in our country is most popular cleaning liquid: "Fairy"
    fairy.jpg
    It is one of the best for cleaning. Similar is Clean Less Live More | Mr Muscle

    but all this reccomendation is useless, when you did not following major rule:
    Never drink alcohol, less than 12 hours before the dive!

    Otherwise you will have foggy mask, despite all cleaning and burning exercise...
     
  2. EireDiver606

    EireDiver606 DIR Practitioner

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    Combination of lighter and toothpaste to get factory film off mask before you de fog.

    When you defog make sure you’re not dehydrated and get enough spit.
     
  3. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Scubaboard rocks. From a simple dab and scrub with Colgate to flamethrowers and advanced chemistry. This has been discussed in about 10 different threads with Identical results every time. :facepalm:Sticky anyone?
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2018
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  4. JEMEZDAVE

    JEMEZDAVE Garibaldi

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    Yes, sticky
     
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  5. Beachlife

    Beachlife Angel Fish

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    Ok, I just happened to see this video claiming that this mask is 100% fog free with anti-fog coating. It looks real to me by now.
     
  6. remante

    remante Angel Fish

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    I scrub my mask with shower gel and I'm very pleased with the result.
     
  7. Lingga Padjadjaran

    Lingga Padjadjaran Garibaldi

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    •Rinse thoroughly with freshwater after each use - After you have used your mask in saltwater, it should be soaked for several minutes in warm freshwater to prevent the build up of salt crystals which could damage the seals of your mask. A rinse with freshwater will eliminate contaminants and corrosion.

    •Avoid leaving your mask in direct sunlight - This is because the rays from the sun can eventually damage neoprene and silicone products.

    •Store in a dry cool place - It is important that you dry your mask before storing it. Do not leave you equipment wet in a closed environment like your snorkeling equipment bag. Also take care to store your silicone mask away from black rubber products to prevent staining of silicone.

    For more info : HOW TO MAINTENANCE AND DEFOG A SNORKEL MASK
     
  8. @rossana

    @rossana Garibaldi

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    Do you add water on shampoo?
     
  9. dcvf2

    dcvf2 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
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    Hi

    I know a woman who "burned" her mask glasses at a diving center in the Maldives.
    It was Ok but not definitively she said …fog came several weeks again.
    Why ?

    Because the skirt of the mask is molded in an injection machine, and to facilitate the extraction of the mold, silicon spray is projected in the mold before the injection.

    That's what a lighter doesn’t remove. It only remove the silicone on the glasses, and after a certain time the silicone on the skirt migrate again on the glasses.

    This is the reason why the entire skirt (internally and externally) must be soaped too.

    @ Rossana
    And why take any risks with a flame when a good dishwashing detergent does the job…or pure shampoo

    Another solution a fog free mask =>
     
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  10. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

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    Now my problem...
    I own 3 masks, 2 for scuba and 1 for freediving
    1 scuba mask ok (burnt, cleaned with spit, with baby shampoo, etc.)
    1 scuba mask ok (not burnt, cleaned with spit, with baby shampoo, etc.)
    1 freediving mask... GETS FOGGED ONLY ON THE RIGHT SIDE
    Don't ask me how this is possible, tried all the methods that worked perfectly for scuba masks, they didn't work out for defogging ONLY ONE SIDE of the freediving mask
    The same mask was very fine and clean for a long time, about 2 years, before having this problem
     

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