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Keeping your safety glass from fogging


#1

How do you keep from fogging up your safety glasses when you have a
dust mask on??

Lisa
LL Fowler Designs


#2
How do you keep from fogging up your safety glasses when you have
a dust mask on?? 

Get a dusk mask with an exhaust valve. When you exhale the valve
opens and allow the air out, instead it being forced out around the
mask. These are available many places. Rio Grande (p217 tools
catalog), McMaster Carr, Grainger, Conney Safety all have them.

Norman
Howling Studios


#3

A strip of blue painter’s tape across the bridge of you nose/mask
connection? :slight_smile: That’s what I use for my flask tops. Comes right
off. I’m going to try it.

Veronica


#4
How do you keep from fogging up your safety glasses when you have
a dust mask on?? 

Had this problem with my glasses everytime I went outside in a very
hot and humid place. It was suggested I use Turtle Tears, available
from any scuba shop. It’s used primarily to keep the scuba or
snorkeling mask from fogging up. It worked well. Maybe it might work
in your situation. Gee, wish I had thought of that the last time I
was sanding with safety goggles over glasses and a dust mask. Duh!


#5

Mix white vinegar and water at the ratio of 1:32 vinegar to water
and wipe your glasses with it. I remember my mom used to cook up
batches of vinegar and water for my dad to clean his car windows. She
used it for the household windows too.

Brian Corll
Brian Corll, Inc.
1002 East Simpson Street
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055


#6

You can buy anti- fogging sprays - scuba divers and such need them.
The old fashioned way is to spit into them and wipe them off - I’m
not sure anybody knows why it works, but it does…

http://www.donivanandmaggiora.com


#7

We divers use good ol spit to prevent our masks from fogging. Spit on
the lense, and rub it in, rinse a little and your good to go. They
make anti-fog stuff, but spit works as good as any of them.

Hope this helps


#8

Hi Lisa,

Which answer would you prefer, the ‘high tech’ version, or the
’bargain basement’ one? FOr the former, there’s this stuff you can
buy from REI (the outdoor goods place) for about $4.00, called “Cat
Crap” (honestly - I’m not making this up!), which you can smear on
the lenses, wipe off with a soft cloth, and go for about 6-8 hours
with nary a glimmer of fog. Then on the other hand, there’s a product
that’s most likely in your bathroom, as we speak, and will do the
exact same thing, at no additional charge! It’s called shaving cream.
You don’t need a lot - just a tiny dab on a fingertip, smeared around
in concentric circles on the back of the lens, then polished off with
a piece of microfiber or other such fabric. All any of these realy
needs to do is provide a barrier between the moisture and the lens.
In a pinch, a judicious application of your tongue will even do the
trick, but I sure hope no one else has to use those lenses, if you
do!

Glad to help out!
Doug


#9

Check out a dust mask called Dust-Bee-Gone. It’s for woodworkers,
but I’ve had great luck with it, and it doesn’t fog up your glasses.

Allan Mason
www.silvermason.com


#10
We divers use good ol spit to prevent our masks from fogging. Spit
on the lense, and rub it in, rinse a little and your good to go.
They make anti-fog stuff, but spit works as good as any of them. 

My dive master uses toothpaste, which made it difficult for the dive
shop to sell the anti-fog products. It really does work well, and
there’s nothing like starting a dive minty fresh.

Jeff Simkins


#11

Dive shops sell anti-fogging products for diving masks. Any of them
should work well for you.

James S. Duncan, G.G.
James in SoFL