Scope/Glasses problem

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  1. Knockedover

    Knockedover CSFTA Champ

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    Now the cooler weather is upon a problem that will be familiar to all four eyed shooters begins to rear its ugly head in the form of the dreaded steam up:( Shooting round one of the CSFTA winter league today was an absolute nightmare, body heat combined with cool damp conditions meant both glasses and scope became a vision of pea soup which ended up costing me dearly with 5 of 8 shots dropped shots caused by rushing to beat the steam or being able to see the sum total of sod all:mad: I used a anti mist product for motorcycle visors on my glasses which lasted all of about 10 shots before the effects wore off and the lense of the EB used up a pack of Handy Andies to try and keep it clear:( Is anyone aware of a product that actually works to keep the mist at bay that can be used on both glasses and scope optics? I love my winter shooting but the frustration of not being able to see clearly is, quite frankly, doing my tits in!! :p:(
     
  2. Charlts

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    elite warrior MAD 4 IT 2012

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    mate there is a anti-fog gel/oil that we used for our visors on the bikes i dont no if you have used the same gear but it is call CAT CRAP :D yes its true thats what its called, now i have used some of giggzy,s on my scope and has worked however it was a while ago ,perhaps you could ask him to try it at the gathering or get some of e-bay as i dont think it is that expensive

    on the other hand think how good you,ll be on a clear day ;):p



    cheers
    martyn g
     
  4. Mr P

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    Hello fellow four eyed person i use a straight eye cup and try to avoid useing a hat this tends to work for me i also allow the rifle and scope around 20 minuites to climatise no guarantees but for most of the time it works.
     
  5. Conor

    Conor Never been banned from sales Staff Member

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    fairy liquid direct to your glasses. wipe off really well and works ok. I never put it on the scope glass though! shallow breathing helps and yes a hat holds the heat!
    or do what i did,
    LASER;)
     
  6. Roy

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    No laser eye surgery on club funds Vinny :eek:
     
  7. peadar_911

    peadar_911 Too old to die young.

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    I'll second the Fairy Liquid treatment on the specs and I use "Muc-Off" anti fog treatment on the scope lenses - works for me.

    Peter
     
  8. JamesO

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    Disposable contact lenses, works for me, I wear glasses the rest of the week.
     
  9. JAGXKRS

    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

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    Buy a desent scope you tart :p:p:D
     
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    I generally find the body heat is wafting up from the neck chest area and have often resorted to removing my hat and doing up my collar, it's a pain but it works!
     
  11. Knockedover

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    I'll take a look at the various anti mist stuff on the market and report my findings, just wondered about the suitability for coated lenses. I've tried all the done up collars, removed hats type mullarky but even just my body heat through clothing can steam a lense at 50 paces!! :D:D My current plan of attack will be to explore contact lenses again in the vain hope I can find something suitable, when I last tried my degree of blindness meant the contact was thick in my left eye and i could feel the lense when i blinked causing irritation:(
    Lasering would be the ultimate but as I'd struggle to find two tupences to rub together I think its a little out of my league unless some kind soul would like to lend me a few quid:D:D
     
  12. w-v-m

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    Fairy liquid,

    not cheap washing up liquid.

    tiny dot on the inside and polish in.

    used to use it on my bike helmet visors.

    Dont ride in bad weather any more.

    Wayne
     
  13. JAGXKRS

    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

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    I know someone that uses one in his job, I'll see if I can pinch it and have a go if your up for it Vinnie :D:D
     
  14. griggzy

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    vin mate i use a few different 1 for my glasses and 1 for my scope lenses i use CAT CRAP on my scope il bring it to the gathering and u can give it a try it also doubles up as a good lens cleaner but i havent had my scope steam up yet so it seems pretty good and then for my glasses i use a pink stick of wax im not sure what its called i got it from a alley pally bike show in about 1998 and its still going strong lol this is a bit harsh for a scope lense as it need to be drawn on the lense like a crayon then buffed off but its fine for your glasses, it builds up a layer of wax on the lense this stuff is 100% anti fog and it works the bollox best anti fog ive ever bought i used it every winter on my bike visor il bring it to gathering aswell

    failing that ........ STOP BREATHING ON YOUR SCOPE LENSE LMAO :p;):D:D:D
     
  15. Chris Coombes

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    Just shoot in the summer Vin :D:D:p:p
     
  16. JAGXKRS

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    The dodgy excuses for The Gathering are starting already:D:D:D
     
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