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Is there such a thing?<br><br>
Half way through my mile tonight my goggles were all fogged up. I tried spitting into them and rubbibg it around (like I did when diving) but it didn't work.<br><br>
BTW, the lifeguards frown on spitting at the pool.
 

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my TYRs never really fog...my baracudas did all the time!<br><br>
There is anti-foggie stuff you can buy.
 

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Anti-fog works sometimes. My Speedos don't fog much. It will depend on the temperature inside and outside the pool and how hot you get while swimming.
 

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Goggles seem to be fog-proof for about a month, then you have to start spraying the anti-fog junk in them every couple of swims.
 

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For four years I used the spit techinque on my 7 buck googles from Walmart and never had a bit of fog. In those years I bought three other pairs of 15 buck Speedo or TYR, or whatever. Fogged from day one lap one. Tried spit and anti-fog with no luck. I started getting very nervous that someday my wally-worlds would break, so I kept at it. I bought a 20 Euro pair of Aqua-Spheres last year. Worked fog free for a few months, then went downhill. I tried the small amount of shampoo trick, and have had great results since then. The question for me of course is whether those other pairs could have been saved by a little soap.<br><br>
Good luck.
 

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Being the cheap bastard that I am, I'm going to try the shampoo trick tonight... I'll keep you all up to date.<br><br>
Thanks all.
 

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I think I've tried about everything, but my goggles still fog. I wear speedos and aquasphere, and have not tried another brand - perhaps that would help. I did buy the speedo anti-fog spray, and that just made a huge greasy mess inside my goggles (you're supposed to spray it on , let it dry, but it's an oily substance that doesn't seem to ever dry well). Baby shampmoo didn't seem to help much. Some people spit in them but that didn't work for me either.<br><br>
I think the more I sweat while I swim the worse it is - the fog must be from me sweating out my eyeballs <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> It's not as much of a problem with open water swimming for me, perhaps b/c the water is typically colder and I'm not sweating as much.
 

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Does it matter what type of soap/shampoo? I will have to try this, I have an old pair of speedos that I love but they fog up something terrible. I haven't been able to find another pair that fit as well, that don't leak.
 

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<span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:medium;">I read something once that said the reason your spit works well as an anti-fog solution is because of the protein in your spit. Fog won’t form on protein. If you’re spit isn’t working it’s probably because you’ve already been in the pool and you’re simply spitting pool water into them. Shampoo has protein in it and that’s why it’ll work as an anti-fog solution. Plus, there’s the “no tears” factor of baby shampoo. If you try it with regular ‘eye burning shampoo’ you’re asking for trouble. I’ve also noticed that if you keep the insides of the goggles really clean that they’re less likely to fog. Elements from your own tears, and whatever is in the pool water, can build up on the lens and cause them to fog. Clean them well, apply whatever solution you choose (spit, shampoo, etc) and they’re less likely to fog.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:medium;">Dan</span></span>
 

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I know some people who use toothpaste to clean their goggles.<br><br>
Be sure to rince well, though........spearmint burning doesn't sound fun.
 

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Most Scuba divers know... When masks (or goggles) are manufactured, most have a light film of oil applied to them - the toothpaste trick just scrubs the oil off. After you've done that, you still need spit or a defogging solution to help keep the mask fog free.<br><br>
The colder the water, the more trouble you're likely to have as the warm air within your mask picks up heat and moisture from your skin and condenses against the lens - the colder the lens is, the more that will condense.<br><br>
I find saliva works pretty well for me in the pool. I've also used "<a href="http://www.leisurepro.com/Prod/AQUJAF.html" target="_blank">Spit</a>" while diving in colder water with good success. (Stick "Anti-Fog" in the <a href="http://www.leisurepro.com/" target="_blank">search box here</a> for other alternatives.)<br><br>
Some good maintenance <a href="http://www.thescubaguide.com/gear/masks/maintaining-your-mask.aspx" target="_blank">tips here</a>.
 

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I also use baby shampoo. Zero fogging.<br><br>
I carry a small bottle of 50/50 mix of baby shampoo and water, few drop in each, swab, rinse prior to swimming.
 

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+!<br><br>
Instead of spitting, form a dab of saliva on your toungue and roll it around on the inside of each of the lenses. It's just not a quick lick, but you have to coat the inside of the lens with saliva.<br><br>
Every month or so mine begin to fog, so I use dawn dish detergent to strip all of the crud out of the lenses.<br><br>
Jon
 
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