Anti fog?

Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by TimG, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. TimG

    TimG Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2011
    Messages:
    69
    Location:
    Romsey, Hampshire
    Club:
    Southampton Buccaneers
    Does anyone use an anti fog spray on thier scope?
    If so could they reccomend which one please.
     
  2. Delphinus

    Delphinus New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Messages:
    455
    Location:
    Portugal
    Club:
    CTC
    I have the same problem my recommendation is to clean several times the scope completely removing any trace of grease, that s what retain the moist, having a scope enhancer helps keep it clean.

    P.S. Clean it very well once or twice a year not every month.
     
  3. james_rhodes

    james_rhodes New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2009
    Messages:
    11
    Location:
    barnsley
    Club:
    redferns
    I tried various tips when i used a big nikko, best thing i ever used was lenspen fogklear cloths they were mega. You got two cloths in a packet which were double bagged. They had some form of vapour impregnated in them and a quick rub over clean lenses used to give about a month of protection. If i breathed acidentely down the eye piece it would clear in under 10 seconds. Even getting a warm gun out of the car into cold humid temperatures the lenses would clear in a very short time. Hope that helps. I bought them from a camera shop in York, can't remember which one though.
     
  4. rich

    rich Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2008
    Messages:
    1,679
    Location:
    Shebbear, N Devon
    Cut a potato, moisten a tissue with the cut face, and wipe it over the lenses.
     
  5. rich

    rich Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2008
    Messages:
    1,679
    Location:
    Shebbear, N Devon
    How many Yorks are there? :(
     
  6. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Messages:
    11,977
    Location:
    Poole, Dorset
    Club:
    Parkstone Gun Club, South Dorset FTC, Southampton Buccaneers
    The water is attracted to grease. The best way i've found is to keep the lenses really clean. Get some lens cleaning fluid and lint free tissues from a camera shop, use each one once, only to apply, then another to remove. And then don't touch the lens again unless you absolutely really have to, and then do it at home.

    I think during all the 2-3 years i've had the march i've cleaned the lens once in the field, and even then that was with a fresh tissue. Grubby mitts are like a magnet for grease, and a little bit of grit rubbed in will scar your glass forever, and on the eyepiece, it's most visible.

    I've got a lens blower i keep in the bag in case rain or dust gets on the lens. Grit needs to be blown off or brushed with a super soft brush or wetted off with liquid cleaner. Lens pens are a good way of rubbing grit in.
     
  7. Conor

    Conor Never been banned from sales Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Messages:
    3,059
    Location:
    Ardboe, Co.Tyrone.
    Club:
    Back Hill Ballistics; DFTC; Nelson FTC
    Agree Rob!

    Probably the worlds worst invention, or indeed the best if you want to ruin an occular lens!
     
  8. Conor

    Conor Never been banned from sales Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Messages:
    3,059
    Location:
    Ardboe, Co.Tyrone.
    Club:
    Back Hill Ballistics; DFTC; Nelson FTC
    Don't breath on your lens ;)
     
  9. TOOL

    TOOL Independent FT Pumper

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    Messages:
    1,637
    Location:
    Humber Bridge , Barrow-on-Humber in Bomber County
    Club:
    EFTA England
    Will oven chips work as well ? It's frozen spud not fresh ?
     
  10. DaveRobinson

    DaveRobinson NEFTA Chairman

    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    Messages:
    1,118
    Location:
    Killamarsh
    Club:
    Anston
    My question is does it work with turnips?
     
  11. TOOL

    TOOL Independent FT Pumper

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    Messages:
    1,637
    Location:
    Humber Bridge , Barrow-on-Humber in Bomber County
    Club:
    EFTA England
    Dave my little dash of Stratos !

    Maybe the turnip plight could rise from the ashes ?

    Turnip juice stops your end fogging up ?
     
  12. Neil

    Neil MFTA Winter League Champion 2011 and winner of som

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2008
    Messages:
    564
    Location:
    Derbyshire
    Hoorah!

    Root veg are back.
     
  13. harry 400

    harry 400 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    211
    Location:
    S.WALES
    Club:
    BLAENAU GWENT
    Fogging hell

    TRY SHAVING CREAM IT WORKS ON THE BATH ROOM MIRROR:eek:
     
  14. TimG

    TimG Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2011
    Messages:
    69
    Location:
    Romsey, Hampshire
    Club:
    Southampton Buccaneers
    Thank you for your interesting and varied remedies to the problem gentlemen.:)
    And can I have a pint of what you had at lunchtime Rich?:rolleyes:
     
  15. pete53

    pete53 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2009
    Messages:
    213
    Location:
    Westbury, Wiltshire
    Club:
    Quarry Hunters
  16. rich

    rich Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2008
    Messages:
    1,679
    Location:
    Shebbear, N Devon
    Sober as a judge.

    Anyone who used to ride a motorbike years ago, wearing mark 9 goggles instead of the visors that you have today, will know that a smear of potato liquid on the inside of the lenses kept them from steaming up.

    I never tried it with turnips; we weren't exactly posh but we were able to afford potatoes and didn't have to survive on animal food. :eek:o
     
  17. paul4be

    paul4be Why do I bother????????

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,169
    Location:
    Richmond, North Yorkshire
    Club:
    Darlington RA
    Cat Crap ;);););)

    Got some from the states, works pretty well. I would suggest NOT the contents of a litter tray though :D
     
  18. Ratinator

    Ratinator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    Messages:
    2,632
    Location:
    stourport
    Club:
    Millride FTC / Nomads
    and it is

     
  19. TOOL

    TOOL Independent FT Pumper

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    Messages:
    1,637
    Location:
    Humber Bridge , Barrow-on-Humber in Bomber County
    Club:
    EFTA England
    I've just rubbed a sprout on bathroom mirror & run the hot tap, mirror steamed up.
     
  20. paul4be

    paul4be Why do I bother????????

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,169
    Location:
    Richmond, North Yorkshire
    Club:
    Darlington RA
    Contains salt, so not a good idea
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice