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oakley hydrophobic lens treatment, anyone tried them?

dhkid

Turbo Monkey
Mar 10, 2005
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not sure if you clicked on the link that i posted, but i was referring to using that kit on goggles. and can you comment on how it works with mud?
 

-dustin

boring
Jun 10, 2002
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dropmachine.com said:
The lenses for the Flak Jacket also feature a neat Hydrophobic coating, which basically means liquid doesn’t stick. Water, and more importantly sweat, just beads up and rolls off. As a guy who sweats a whole lot, I definitely appreciated that.
What bugs me about the hydrophobic coating is that it's not on the inside of the lens. i get more sweat on the inside of my lens than i do anything else on the outside. except for the occasional random flying Sharpie marker.
 

PDS RX

Monkey
Sep 11, 2007
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That stuff might be worth a try, you could make any set of goggles water and mud resistant, but if you have any big name goggles they most likely have some form of water/mud resistant coating. By the way I don’t know if any has tried rain off, and is it safe for goggles?
 

dhkid

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Mar 10, 2005
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:lighten: i just remembered that i wanted to try that rain x stuff on my goggles a few months ago but forgot about it. D'OH

its still going to be muddy over here for a long time so i should be able to get a good test of it. anyone of you guys have had any experience with rain x with mud?
 

dhkid

Turbo Monkey
Mar 10, 2005
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i have seen it work on car windows, i think its pretty good. did you clean your windows properly before applying it?
 

Westy

the teste
Nov 22, 2002
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Rain-X can eat into a lot of polycarbonate type lenses on glasses and goggles, I wouldn't try it unless you are willing to ruin a pair testing.
 
Jan 12, 2005
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RainX only works on glass where it etches into the surface, for anti fog-just give the inside of the lens a wipe over with Fairy liquid (UK dish washer liquid), helps keep em fog free.
 

dhkid

Turbo Monkey
Mar 10, 2005
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the anti fog later on my lens work fine here in the uk. i am just seeing if there is a better solution then tear offs for mud on goggles. which most of the time isn't big splats of mud, its just the nice shower of muddy water that blocks out your vision.