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Author Topic: Goggle treatment for dust  (Read 2406 times)
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« on: October 27, 2003, 09:34:03 AM »

Over the years, we have tried lots of diffent methods of trying to keep dust from blocking our view as we ride and race.  We finally found Static Guard.  Yup, that stuff that ladies spray on their skirts to eliminate clinging to their undergarments.  We just spray on the inside and outside of the goggle lense, let dry, and then polish.

After the treatment with Static Guard, we drop Baby Oil on the foam on the top and side of the goggles.  This is the same theory as putting oil on your air filter.  The Baby Oil traps the small dust particles, keeping the dust from entering the inside of the goggles.  

To clean the goggles, I simply fill the kitchen sink with warm soapy water, and submerge the goggles, swishing from side to side.  Rinse with warm clear water, shake the excess water onto the ground, and let dry.  

I have used this method in some pretty dusty events, and most of the time, never have to switch goggles when pitting.  The fewer things we have to do during a pit the quicker we can get out.  If we can get away with just quick dumping the gas, pits are less than 15 seconds.

« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2003, 05:20:14 PM »

Another awesome tip Rick. After 50 miles of AZ singletrack last weekend, not only could I see very little, but after cleaning the lens I discovered it is about time for a new one. My thinking is that having to wipe the lens while on the trail is akin to polishing them with 220 grit sand paper....bye bye optics!  Sad
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2004, 06:25:48 PM »

Pledge furniture polish also works well.  My father used it to clean jet aircraft plexiglass windsheilds.  Also fills the scratches and makes dust wipe off easier. Cam.
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2004, 08:08:10 PM »

Couple of things to consider.  Clean, new paintbrushes work great for removing dust from lenses without scratching.  I keep several in all of my various bags, boxes.  I also put a small amount of Vaseline on the inside of the goggle at the seam between the foam and the goggle.  Just at the bottom and only about an inch or so otherwise it blocks too much venting.  Have you ever started out on a race only to find a little rock bouncing around inside your goggle.  A small 1" swatch of vaseline in the inside foam will eventually catch that little bugger.
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2019, 09:10:35 PM »

Good tips
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