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Old 08-12-18, 05:18 PM
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Sunglasses Anti-Fog?

Oakley prescription lenses and they have been fogging more lately. I'm hesitant about putting anything on them which might cause damage.

Is there an anti-fog product someone can recommend?

I'm sure there is something from the photographic industry which actually works and doesn't damage delicate optics.


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Old 08-12-18, 06:01 PM
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Sea Quick was recommended to me by the LBS. I have yet to use it, but will this winter.
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I don't wear prescription glasses...but I've had problems with my sunglasses and goggles fogging especially when riding in freezing cold weather. What I did was to rub the lenses with dish washing soap let it dry and then wipe it clean with tissue or paper towel. It actually worked, but needs to be re-applied regularly.
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Old 08-12-18, 06:36 PM
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If you can actually find it-- FogTech is great. I had to use it daily in my paintball days, as I wore prescription glasses under the goggles. The goggles are basically fog-proof, so all of the condensation would go straight to my glasses. FogTech is designed for lexan/polycarb, so it works great on glasses.

Now I don't know if you can use it on lenses that already have other coatings, like anti-glare, etc. My current cycling sunglasses have anti-glare, but I've never had to use no-fog, as they only fog in the winter when I'm not moving. As soon as I move, they clear up instantly.
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+1 for dishwashing liquid. It works great. I use Dawn blue. Wipe a little on, let dry then wipe off.
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Always do the easy and cheap thing first.

I've said this many times and the suggestion to use Dawn hits that mark.

I looked at two products while out running errands. Both contained some form of soap. Who knew?

Walmart vision center had something called "Cat Crap." Totally not kidding about the name. Don't ask. I don't know. Hopefully dogs won't chase me. But it contains coconut tallow soap. Same deal - spray on, buff it out and the lenses are as clear as day 1. It remains to be seen if they fog.


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Old 08-12-18, 07:23 PM
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fog in the colder temps suck, but is there a remedy for sweat smear? The smudging is horrible when a sprinkler blasts at you & impairs the vision. Csnt always stop to pull out a clean rag for a wipe.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post

Walmart vision center had something called "Cat Crap." Totally not kidding about the name. Don't ask. I don't know. Hopefully dogs won't chase me. But it contains coconut tallow soap. Same deal - spray on, buff it out and the lenses are as clear as day 1. It remains to be seen if they fog.


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Used on my motorcycle visor. Worked.
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Rain‑X Interior Glass Anti-Fog Lets You See Clearly

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Rain‑X Anti-Fog prevents interior fogging before the problem begins.

Product Features

  • Reduces interior fogging and removes smoke residue
  • Fits in glove compartment, door panel or under seat
  • For use on automotive and marine interior glass and mirrors
  • The 12oz and 3.5oz liquid Interior Glass Anti-Fog products also work great on bathroom mirrors!
  • Available in 12oz, 3.5oz and 10-count Glass Cleaner with Anti-Fog wipes, individually sealed for on-the-go convenience.

Product Usage Instructions

  • Apply a small amount of Rain‑X Anti-Fog to a paper towel or 100% cotton cloth
  • Wipe across surface to be treated
  • Allow to dry
  • Re-apply as needed to maintain fog-free condition
  • If any haze appears due to excess application, sprinkle with water and wipe with a dry cloth or paper towel until clear
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Old 08-12-18, 07:42 PM
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I've used Cat Crap for years. Works great, but you do need to be a little careful to not rub it off completely.
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