I love this mask..good fit..light weight..but i am having terrible fogging up...what is the best way to take care of this?...dont want to use anything on the a mask that i should not
FOREX C Try baby shampoo diluted with fresh water -- i put it in a small dropper bottle, like the ones used for eye drops. There are also commercial anti-fog solutions that you can buy but the shampoo solution works for me and this mask :-)
KANITTA K My answer applies to all masks, not only the brand referred to:
Try rubbing (very) diluted baby shampoo on the glasses, then leaving the shampoo on for a minute or so and then rinsing in sea (or clear) water.
For me, I also spit on the glasses, then rub it all over & rinse, before using (and whenever the mask fogs up).
DENNIS B Hello,
my first question is have you throughly cleaned the mask before you used it as silicone residue on the mask will cause the mask to fog. After purchase, I use toothpaste on my masks to clean them. Then rinse throughly.
When diving I use a comerically available defogger before each dive. My dives are on the the West Coast in Northern California. Wataer temps 47 to 54 degrees
WIL K I was taught to always scrub a new mask with an old toothbrush and toothpaste (both sides of mask) and rinse thoroughly. After that, regular defogger will work fine. Mine works fine.
WILLIAM M Fogging is an issue when the mask has not been properly cleaned on first use. Throughly(!) clean with a non abrasive tooth paste. Before ALL dives scrub with a little(!) baby shampoo (tears free) and water - dump but do not rinse. If the mask still fogs it is because you are exhaling through your nose which you are prone to do with a low volume, light weight mask.
MITCHELL H Hi - i started by gently scrubbing the inside with toothpaste before using and typically every few months. For each dive I use a generous amount of spit on the inside. Also, a trick I learned is to dunk my head in the water without the mask on before a dive to lower the temperature of my face before I go under.
DAVID S first thing to do with a new mask is clean/scrub the inside of the lense with toothpaste using your finger to rub on the lense, or you could use JAWS Scrub mask cleaner. Then when you go diving apply as per instructions on the bottle Maask anti fog such as JAWS Spit anti fog or Sea Gold anti fog. This should do it. Still need to know how to clear your mask under water.
CRAIG T I use the old fashioned spit in the mask method and
have had no issues with fogging, great mask with fantastic visibility!
NICK F Use a regular toothpaste (not a gel) to clean the lenses, inside and out. Do it twice, rinsing well after each cleaning. I used Colgate but any regular (usually white) toothpaste would work. I have not had a problem with fogging in water temps as low as 53 degrees.
ALLEN M You may have a film on the mask. Take some toothpase and toothbrush and scrub the inside of the mask. Then rinse thoroughly with very hot water.
I recommend ONLY using spit in your mask. I have personally had bad luck with Anti-Fog products causing bad fogging. They build up a film. Spit does not build up a film and always works great. Try it and you will see.
RICHARD R I love this mask too. I did the normal toothpaste break in when I first got it, but I also had a fogging issue. My dive master in Mexico told me to use Johnson's baby soap before each dive. I drop a few drops in the mask let it sit for 2-5 minutes then rinse. I do this before every single dive. It's worked perfect so far. lf you don't want to carry a big bottle of shampoo buy a small travel container and just put shampoo in it. I did. It also fits perfect in my mask box so I'm not searching for it. It's an awesome mask. Good luck.
RONAN P Theres a thin film that covers the mask on both sides. Others heat them up with a lighter quickly just to take that film off. This am not sure but I did it anyway without damaging my lenses. I read in a diver magazine those sprays are useless. A baby shampoo is good they say and works well. For me saliva works like any other commercial product. The fogging is caused by the difference of your body heat and water temp so u actually have to periodically clear your mask.