December 4th, 2009, 06:42 AM
How do you stop binoculars from fogging up?
Got me a set of Leupold Acadia's and can not seem to get these things to stop fogging up....I either have to hold my breath while looking through them or get about 10 seconds of viewing before they fog up. Any ideas on how to stop this besides getting another brand?
December 4th, 2009, 07:03 AM
I have a brand new pair of Nikons that do the same thing. I think that this has more to do with the colder air temps outside when the body or breath makes close contact with the optics than the brand or quality of the binos? I am also curious as to what others do to cure this problem.
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December 4th, 2009, 07:29 AM
what I have done is, I found an anti fog cloth at my local snowmobile shop that they use on their faceshields of thier helmets... works awesome
December 4th, 2009, 07:36 AM
All binoculars do it.
Face masks can make it even worse because the warm air travels straight up.
They make some anit-fogging solutions for optics but I just choose to hold them out away from my face and hold my breath.
December 4th, 2009, 09:44 AM
I also scuba dive and use my scuba mask anti fog gel for my binos. Works great. I have it packed away but I'll did it out this weekend and pm ya. You could also just google search for scuba mask anti fog and products are sure to come up.
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December 4th, 2009, 09:50 AM
little OT, but how do you like the Acadia's....i'm going back and forth between them and the Cascades in a 10x42 bino.....
December 5th, 2009, 12:12 AM
RainX Anti-Fog works for mine. I used to have a wax from a company out of Montana?, started with a "z". They supposedly sold to skiers and motorcross guys for their goggles. The little container is out in the pickup but I'll get it later and post the name. It worked really good on my Leupold scopes.
December 5th, 2009, 12:19 AM
Ok i dont want to seem cheap but in your house with room temperature bino's take a bar of soap and scratch the lenses with it, then take a terry cloth towel and rub it away. You then will have fog proof bino's.
If you don't believe me try it next time you take a shower (before) on your bathroom mirror.
December 5th, 2009, 12:20 AM
December 5th, 2009, 02:05 AM
So far I like them but I've really never had a decent pair of binoculars to compare them to. I haveh the 10x42s
Originally Posted by obsessedLSS
December 5th, 2009, 07:18 AM
Before you rub any of these compounds on your lenses I would check with the manufacture to make sure that you dont damage the coatings they place on them.
December 5th, 2009, 07:36 AM
December 5th, 2009, 07:50 AM
you own spit works well
like diving spitting in your mask works well to keep them from fogging up, just a little gross but hey its your spit.
Originally Posted by Fritzzer
December 5th, 2009, 08:36 AM
pucker up yer lips like when you suck thru a straw but breath out that way instead, direct your breath down and away from your face, if you just breath hot air rises and will go right up to your binos....or just hold your breath when looking thru them
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December 5th, 2009, 09:07 AM
put them in your car outside to regulate the temp. i usually have problems on my scopes not my binos but i can see where it could happen all the same. scope dope works for me as well
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December 5th, 2009, 09:24 AM
You can buy anti-fog in small foil packs @ BPS they work great on my 8x42 cascades.
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December 7th, 2009, 04:10 PM
Zooke is the name of the wax I used before. They weren't a well-known company back then but here's a link- http://www.zooke.com/index.html I don't remember paying that much for it but times do change.
Originally Posted by OBAN
December 7th, 2009, 04:12 PM
a dab of shaving cream smeared on and wiped off works.... it'll work on your bathroom mirror too
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December 7th, 2009, 04:57 PM
Saw it posted above and it really is true......spit.
Once you get over the gross factor of it, try it. I'm not saying to hock a gigantic loogee on your optics. .
Just use a little and smear it around and wipe it clean if you're in a bind.
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December 7th, 2009, 05:03 PM
I'll second the Cat Crap! It comes in a small container that fits in your pocket.I asked the Optometrist and was told that any soap based product will work but you will need to re apply as neccessary.If you put it on your glasses and work up a sweat it will still fog up .
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