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Old 03-18-2017, 02:51 PM   #1
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Masks that are actually anti fog

Not a newbie by any means and I used a cressi mask for a few years that was pretty good at not fogging. Switched to the mako minimus and not to bash mako but the mask fogs super easy even with toothpaste/anti fog applications.

Haven't been able to dive for over a year due to a gnarly head injury/tbi but I'm getting ready to give it a shot again.

I'm willing to drop the money, has anyone landed on a mask that's actually anti fog?
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Old 03-18-2017, 08:46 PM   #2
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Re: Masks that are actually anti fog

Don't blame the mask,,,blame the fit.

Physics says Warm Moist air{breathe} hitting a cold surface {glass} results in moisture {fog}.

You basically have 2 solutions. Tighten the mask strap tighter so you can't leak air bubbles out of it underwater {warm moist air} or buy a different mask that seals to yourr face better than your current mask.

Shave closer and Lastly stop smiling underwater,,it breaks the seal and then it fogs
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:25 AM   #3
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Re: Masks that are actually anti fog

Have you tried burning the lense? MAKO has an instructional video on how to do it.
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Old 03-19-2017, 11:12 AM   #4
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Re: Masks that are actually anti fog

Try Johnson's Baby Shampoo. Just a tiny drop will prevent fogging. Cheap and easy to find most anywhere.
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Old 03-19-2017, 01:39 PM   #5
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Re: Masks that are actually anti fog

I can recommend you the best non fogging mask that i have used for theist 3 years... But its the one you didn't like Mako minimum, I had to Burn the glass (flame to the glass inside wait till it gets cold, wash, dry and repeat) like 8 times, i just kept doing it until i could blow my breath (you know the hhhaaaaa) have it fog and defog in a second, if it fogged and stayed fogged i would do it again. then there was no need to do it again and just spit on it at the beginning of my dive day and maybe spit or wash with my tongue once mid day.

I was surprised about the number of times i had to do the lighter thing before i worked, but now i am happy.
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:03 AM   #6
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Re: Masks that are actually anti fog

Sweet thanks guys haven't heard of the burning technique. Gonna give that a try.
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:50 AM   #7
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Re: Masks that are actually anti fog

You just need to clean the mask - try the lighter method suggested above.

Regardless of how tight the mask is, there will be warm air coming out of your nose to equalize the mask on decent.
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Old 03-22-2017, 12:14 PM   #8
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Re: Masks that are actually anti fog

Aren't these masks just uncoated glass? I'm not sure how fogging properties from one to another would differ.

I have the minimus. I was having issues till I tried "sea gold anti-fog gel" I got at a LDS. A little bit of that rubbed in each side, two rinses, and it's 100% clear for the whole dive. Really happy with it.
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