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Old 11-10-2008, 12:31 PM   #1
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Angry Binoculars fogging

What do you guys do to keep your binoculars from fogging on those cold mornings when glassing. Seems like every time I get them close to my face they fog up. And I can never keep them clear.
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:34 PM   #2
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i try to exhale through my mouth because its the air from my nose that does it. I've tried all the anti fogging sprays, spit, and whatever else i could find. no luck other than a redirect
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:37 PM   #3
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It just seems to be the heat off my forehead that I have the most problem with.
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:57 PM   #4
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Spit in the eye cups, rub the lens with your finger, then dry it out.

That will stop the fogging, or at least help it a ton!
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:59 PM   #5
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When I raced jet skiis, I used to use Rain X. I assume it would work for binoculars.
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:02 PM   #6
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Put a clothespin on your nose.

Might try keeping 'em in an unheated area (truck/ATV) the night before the hunt so they won't have to adapt to temp change.
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:13 PM   #7
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Take a bar of soap and rub it on the lenses and then buff it with a soft rag.
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:21 PM   #8
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A good pair of binoculars won't give you fogging problems. To really get rid of the fog try a new set. Nikon and Leupold come to mind, the Nikon's are usually fairly affordable. I have the Old Nikons Sporters that I have had for over 6 years and they have given me no problems. They don't make that model anymore but there are others. Talk with people to see what they think. Also, go to the Cabelas website and read reviews. Hope this helps, have a good one.
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:22 PM   #9
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I have some stuff called scope dope. Works ok. Not failproof, but better than when I used nothing.
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Old 11-10-2008, 02:56 PM   #10
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I have a pair of Nikons and I have fogging problems too. Even the heat from my eyes or forehead fog them up. I tried the RainX stuff but it's just so hard to polish it off to where it doesn't streak. It didn't seem to help all that much anyway. I used to see some people around gun shows, state fair etc selling some stuff to put on glasses to keep them from fogging. They'd even hold the glasses over a steamer to prove it worked but haven't seen the stuff sold anywhere lately.

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Old 11-10-2008, 03:26 PM   #11
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Same topic came up on another board today about rifle scopes.

Cat Crap was highly reccomended, for real.

http://www.camping4less.com/product....ific=jnoqloose
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:40 PM   #12
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Okay - I'll just have to deal with the fog. I ain't puttin' nothing with cat crap on it that close to my face!

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Old 11-10-2008, 03:44 PM   #13
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a friend uses rubbing alcohol
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:57 PM   #14
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A good pair of binoculars won't give you fogging problems. To really get rid of the fog try a new set. Nikon and Leupold come to mind, the Nikon's are usually fairly affordable. I have the Old Nikons Sporters that I have had for over 6 years and they have given me no problems. They don't make that model anymore but there are others. Talk with people to see what they think. Also, go to the Cabelas website and read reviews. Hope this helps, have a good one.
This ain't cheap glass I'm using.

And I'm with TB, IU ain't puttin cat crap that close to my face.
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Old 11-10-2008, 04:23 PM   #15
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Most optometrist that have a good eye glasses selection has some stuff you can rub on your bino's. I never thought about Rain X but I bet that would work. May give it a try.
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Old 11-10-2008, 04:27 PM   #16
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I just use anti fog spray from the Opt. office. Knock on wood, I have never had them fog up on me.
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Old 11-10-2008, 04:30 PM   #17
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What do you guys do to keep your binoculars from fogging on those cold mornings when glassing. Seems like every time I get them close to my face they fog up. And I can never keep them clear.
I cant remember the name of this stuff but they sell it at Sunglass Hut. You rub it on your lenses and wipe it off with a silk cloth works like magic. I used it when i had a pair of Bushnells. But havent need it since i got my Leopoldes.
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Old 11-10-2008, 04:32 PM   #18
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I cant remember the name of this stuff but they sell it at Sunglass Hut. You rub it on your lenses and wipe it off with a silk cloth works like magic. I used it when i had a pair of Bushnells. But havent need it since i got my Leopoldes.
this stuff is made for High dollar$$$$ sunglasses and its not a liquid. it almost like a wax.
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Old 11-10-2008, 05:34 PM   #19
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I keep mine inside my jacket.sweat shirt and use anti-for spray on the lenses to clean them...haven't had a problem......but if it really gets cold I can always turn up the butane heater,or close a window!!!
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Old 11-10-2008, 05:40 PM   #20
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Shaving cream works! Try it on your bathroom mirror! Rub some on your mirror and wipe it off then run the HOT water and watch the mirror fog but not the spot you put the shaving cream!! You can use it on your BINOS and it will help.
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