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anyone interested in a easy do-it-yourself rainguard that i tried and very much seems to work? i simply wiped this clear liquid on the lens with a cloth[monarch 5-20-44...bit of a gamble i know!], air dried it with a hair dryer,then buffed it shiny with a lint free cloth.i can breathe on the lens and it does fog up for 5-20 secs., but all the while you can still see through the scope quite clearly, though a little dull. i'm really impressed.
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Did you do the same test before appling the treatment? If so how were the results different?
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i was using the same scope just about 4 days ago at night in very foggy, cold conditions. the scope was fogging up every five minutes and i continually needed to wipe clear! this is what prompted me to try it. i had no other scope as a guinea pig.
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So what s the magical clear liquid? anti-fog?
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or rain-X
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na, just plain old silicone spray. i don't know how extensively brilliant it is yet as i haven't tested it in the field, but preliminary tests indicate a definite improvement.
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I don't know how well that is going to sit with the scopes coatings. There are several products that are safe that can be applied. I wouldn't advise anyone reading here to try this approach.
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what are some coatings you can suggest that actually work?
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Originally posted by rooshooter rooshooter wrote:

na, just plain old silicone spray. i don't know how extensively brilliant it is yet as i haven't tested it in the field, but preliminary tests indicate a definite improvement.
 
  WHOA !!!   Whacko   gotta watch some sprays ... will eat the coatings right off those lenses ! You did say it was a bit blurry .... if nothing else just get those handy little anti-fog wipes cleaners .... last at least all day and usually alot longer and safely cleans the dust off also . You can carry them in your pocket for glasses ... goggles and everything else .
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Maybe I will try that Opti-Guard on an older scope before playing with a better scope or expensive camera lenses.   Bandito
 
OOps...........OPTIC-GUARD!! 


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I have some Nikon and Vortex stuff anti-fog stuff, but haven't had a chance to try it out as I am still can't walk since my knee recon...Will give it a try by deer season though and see how it works.
 
I can imagine silcone playing havoc with lens coating , and would clean it off ASAP...Use an optics specific cleaner ( not windex!)


Edited by martin3175 - October/16/2008 at 12:31
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