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Title: How to keep your mask from fogging up
Post by: MATT MATTISON on May 11, 2011, 03:44:41 PM
Here is short vid from Liquid Image on how to keep you mask from fogging up. I use this method and it works great.
How to Prevent Mask Fog (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChPkg1EISuo&feature=youtu.be#)
Title: Re: How to keep your mask from fogging up
Post by: hamachijohn on May 11, 2011, 04:52:27 PM
Thx Matt. Nice to see that u r regularly putting informative content on the board. Keeps bringing em back for more... in addition to the fish/ab porn!

Peace, y'all
Title: Re: How to keep your mask from fogging up
Post by: MATT MATTISON on May 11, 2011, 05:01:42 PM
Thx Matt. Nice to see that u r regularly putting informative content on the board. Keeps bringing em back for more... in addition to the fish/ab porn!

Peace, y'all

That is one of the reason why I started this forum.
Title: How to keep your mask from fogging up
Post by: Abdvrob on May 11, 2011, 05:33:49 PM
Just spit in the damn thing! It NEVER fails.

The landlord LOVES Colgate and Johnson and Johnson baby shampoo!!!
Title: Re: How to keep your mask from fogging up
Post by: MATT MATTISON on May 11, 2011, 08:25:36 PM
Just spit in the damn thing! It NEVER fails.

The landlord LOVES Colgate and Johnson and Johnson baby shampoo!!!

Rob we are not talking about in the bed room  :laughing7: :la: and as for the land lord all that is  :bs: :bs: :bs: :bs: :bs: :bs: :bs: :bs: :bs: :bs: :bs: :bs: :bs: :bs: :bs: :bs: :bs: :bs: :bs: :bs: :bs:
Title: Re: How to keep your mask from fogging up
Post by: maodiver on May 11, 2011, 09:03:34 PM
good things about spit...
1. It works great
2. You never run out
3.  If the mask fogs again, use more spit.
4.  it isn't a foreign chemical.


Kelp works too.
Title: Re: How to keep your mask from fogging up
Post by: Byers on May 11, 2011, 09:12:44 PM
Hey Matt did you get your new Mask Yet ?
Title: How to keep your mask from fogging up
Post by: Abdvrob on May 11, 2011, 09:18:53 PM
Uh yeah Matt, I was kidding bout the landlord.
Title: Re: How to keep your mask from fogging up
Post by: Diver Dan on May 12, 2011, 12:17:41 AM
I used to use the spit technique, and it worked pretty well, but lately have been grabbing some sea weed (usually bull kelp) and rubbing that on my lens.  Works great and lasts a long time, and there's always more of it if you begin to fog up!!!!!
Title: Re: How to keep your mask from fogging up
Post by: MATT MATTISON on May 12, 2011, 07:35:34 AM
Bob yes I did and it is awesome, I will post up a short vid latter today. and I never heard the kelp trick before you learn something new everyday !!!
Title: Re: How to keep your mask from fogging up
Post by: Calif_Diver on May 12, 2011, 05:39:49 PM
Matt , in the video on how to defog the mask they  show the lenses  have a cross on each lense, are they permanantly on the lense? And  how about some info on where you purchased yours, did you try it on first?
Title: Re: How to keep your mask from fogging up
Post by: MATT MATTISON on May 12, 2011, 08:36:35 PM
Mine did not have cross hairs on the lens, I got mine from paul young, and I got to try his on and it fit so he new what size to order me. 
Title: Re: How to keep your mask from fogging up
Post by: Diver Dan on May 12, 2011, 10:38:15 PM
Bob yes I did and it is awesome, I will post up a short vid latter today. and I never heard the kelp trick before you learn something new everyday !!!

Ya, it works great.  Much better than spit.  I learned it from a video I saw about the Korean haenyo divers.
Title: Re: How to keep your mask from fogging up
Post by: scotty_rez on May 24, 2011, 06:21:35 PM
The lighter method works too. All the toothpaste is doing is scrubbing off the reside left from the manufacturing process. the lighter does the same thing only quicker.

Scott
Title: Re: How to keep your mask from fogging up
Post by: Robert on July 05, 2011, 10:24:48 PM
I used to use the spit technique, and it worked pretty well, but lately have been grabbing some sea weed (usually bull kelp) and rubbing that on my lens.  Works great and lasts a long time, and there's always more of it if you begin to fog up!!!!!

I just started using the sea weed trick. changes the game for me. maybe I have low grade spit but spitting only works for half an hour if that. I started grabbing weed and I put it on once at the beginning and I'm good for 2-3 hours at least. I found the smaller purplish stiff that looks like mixed greens salad works the best. just feel it, if its slick and slippery you should be in good shape.
Title: Re: How to keep your mask from fogging up
Post by: Russ R. on July 05, 2011, 10:32:47 PM
Soo jealous....Dude I wanted to get that mask....................
Title: Re: How to keep your mask from fogging up
Post by: ccup on July 05, 2011, 10:41:23 PM
The lighter method works too. All the toothpaste is doing is scrubbing off the reside left from the manufacturing process. the lighter does the same thing only quicker.

Scott

+1. Was having serious fogging issues before I took a lighter to my masks and then scrubbed them out with toothpaste. A little bit of sea gold mask defog before a dive and haven't had issues since.  Before I used the lighter, using only the defog or toothpaste didn't mitigate fogging at all.
Title: Re: How to keep your mask from fogging up
Post by: Joshua R. on July 06, 2011, 07:42:31 AM
Soo jealous....Dude I wanted to get that mask but my chick said NO......... For many reasons :la: :la:...I think she was more concerened about the outta water quality of the video....... :laughing7: :laughing7:

Didn't need that visual Russ but thanks!  TMI king!!!
Title: Re: How to keep your mask from fogging up
Post by: Jacks Diving on March 03, 2013, 10:07:05 PM
CHEAP Rain X recipe!

USE Olive oil or vegetable oil and black and white newspaper.
Take a wad of newspaper and a drop a piece in your mask of clean oil
then rub it vigorously till there is a slight haze, then wipe clean with a microfiber cloth or soft tissue.
I learned this from making old hot rod glass shine like new and repel moisture like crazy.
The trick is the cleanser ink in the newspaper that keeps it from running and the oil left over in the porous surface of the glasss that keeps the fog out!
Title: Re: How to keep your mask from fogging up
Post by: ademite on March 17, 2013, 02:09:25 PM
sh*t ive used greenish blue gel toothpaste didnt know it had to be white...on another note...my heater doesnt work in my car and im thinking of rubbing all the white toothpaste i can on my windshield so it dont fog up at night lol
Title: Re: How to keep your mask from fogging up
Post by: Fej on March 17, 2013, 09:36:59 PM
I've always used white toothpaste on a new mask and spit while using and it always worked excellently until my new mask. I bought an Oceanic Shadow and later found out that they have a reputation for constantly fogging even after the usual antifog methods.

I used toothpaste twice, lots of spit to no avail. I found a thread on one of the scuba forums where some Oceanic reps had been weighing on the issue, apparently they were happy to replace bad masks and also recommended running the mask through the dishwasher.

One time in the dishwasher and the fogging problem was gone and spit has worked great ever since.
Title: Re: How to keep your mask from fogging up
Post by: jason atlantis odonnell on April 17, 2013, 09:22:04 AM
toothpaste and the lighter and seaweed all work, think for a second... the mask is fogging because your face is 98.6 and your mask is 54. stop taking your face out of the water and the fog will not start. i always splash my face with cold ocean water before putting it on. your face is hot and mask is cold. then put your face in water and dont take it out. your mask will always fog if you are swimming with your face out of the water!!! also if your mask is leaking it is pry the expression on your face!! go to a mirror and make a calm face, no lines or wrinkles huh? no get frustrated, look at all the wrinkles and lines. those are normally what is leaking!!! sounds crazy??? find a mirror and see for yourself!!!
Title: Re: How to keep your mask from fogging up
Post by: Duckfoot on June 03, 2013, 09:18:19 AM
I use Bon Ami cleanser the morning of the dive - works pretty well but some new masks have silicone off gassing so heavy that sometimes no amount of prep seems to work.

@Jack's Diving --  How often do you treat the mask?  Combined with Feg's dishwasher trick this might become a standard procedure for new masks!
Title: Re: How to keep your mask from fogging up
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 24, 2014, 06:22:01 PM
Try splashing the cold ocean water on your face, it might help to cool your face down, then if all else fails try some defogger.
Title: Re: How to keep your mask from fogging up
Post by: dogpaddle on May 29, 2015, 01:57:32 PM
When you got to climb up and down a cliff a couple times because you keep leaving stuff in the car the spit method doesn't work at all with all the steam coming off the face.
Title: Re: How to keep your mask from fogging up
Post by: John on May 30, 2015, 07:12:05 AM
What the hell caused this. Never had a problem with fog. Last dive nothing was keeping it off. I could fill the thing with spit and by the time I reached the bottom I might as well have had a blindfold on. So bad I had to stop diving early. Ill try the toothpaste and lighter but wtf would cause this out of nowhere like that.

This happened to me April 1st and it was leaking too, so every time I cleared my ears a little splash of saltwater would go right in both eyes.  Then the last couple dives it is totally back to normal. In the next dive I brought my old mask just in case but didn't need it. I wonder if it was because it had been a while since the last dive and maybe I stored the mask out of shape?

I have been wanting to try the seaweed trick but spitting in the mask is such a routine part of getting dressed I always forget.
Title: Re: How to keep your mask from fogging up
Post by: IceColdChuck on May 30, 2015, 08:17:48 AM
No one ever tells you what the absolute best de-fogger is for your mask....urine.

Urea and it's ammonia like compounds leave glass clear and clean like nothing else, try it.
Title: Re: How to keep your mask from fogging up
Post by: Duckfoot on May 30, 2015, 10:23:57 AM
What the hell caused this. Never had a problem with fog. Last dive nothing was keeping it off.

Silicone skirts can keep off-gassing for awhile and build up on the glass - so I've been told. Are you storing it differently? I use Bon Ami cleanser before a dive. 100% success rate.
Title: Re: How to keep your mask from fogging up
Post by: rluiz on May 30, 2015, 06:37:11 PM
No one ever tells you what the absolute best de-fogger is for your mask....urine.

Urea and it's ammonia like compounds leave glass clear and clean like nothing else, try it.


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i can only see this happening if someone tries this

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