How can I keep my paintball mask from fogging?
February 17, 2004 11:27 AM   Subscribe

I'm new to paintball and getting addicted. But I have one problem -- humidity. Is there a decent (but cheap) solution for fogging of a paintball mask?

I also wear glasses.
posted by timyang to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (10 answers total)
They make de-fogger for swimming goggles. Maybe that would help.
posted by callmejay at 11:37 AM on February 17, 2004

posted by Stan Chin at 11:38 AM on February 17, 2004

A thin layer of baby oil on the lens will help prevent it from fogging and lasts a bit longer than spit, only not as easy to apply.
posted by thatothrgirl at 11:51 AM on February 17, 2004

A fan. I can't remember the company, but back in the day I used a little battery opporated fan that replaced the top plate/bracket on my mask. Worked 100%.

Here's a link to a couple ideas. But I don't see exactly what I used.
posted by y6y6y6 at 12:11 PM on February 17, 2004

Look into thermal lenses and anti-fog spray. Both work really well.
posted by dotComrade at 12:18 PM on February 17, 2004

I have glasses, and always have fogging problems both on the goggles and on my glasses.

The fasce-mask goggles get rubbedf inside with a very thin coat of dish soap. (Squeeze a little on, then buff until it's dry.... a very thin soap film will remain, and keep any fog from forming). My glasses get hit with anti-fog between every game.

Keeps my vision clear the whole time.
posted by jammer at 12:32 PM on February 17, 2004

Lots of solutions [via google] here.

[My answer would have been a potato.]
posted by Blue Stone at 12:48 PM on February 17, 2004

posted by five fresh fish at 2:06 PM on February 17, 2004

I buy non-fog goggles. They're built like dual-pane windows ... same technology as no-fog face shields for motorcycles.

Check at your local paintball supply store.
posted by SpecialK at 3:46 PM on February 17, 2004

Thanks for all the replies! There isn't a paintball shop here. The park rents out stuff, but they don't sell and they're not very helpful. That's why I needed help from Ask Metafilter.

posted by timyang at 10:36 PM on February 17, 2004

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