Spray for Glasses to Keep Water Off

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by stu1903, 17 Jul 2012.

  1. stu1903

    stu1903 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    Can you get a spray for the lenses of your glasses which makes the rain slide off rather than collect?

    I have a pair of Oakley Jawbone glasses with the Transition lenses but when it rains water droplets gather on the lens making it dangerous.

    Would I damage the transition lens by putting a spray on them?
     
  2. Norm

    Norm Guest

    Anything you spray on won't affect the photochromatic qualities, which are caused by silver chloride or silver halide crystals embedded in the glass of the lenses. However, a spray might effect any coatings your lenses have. Rain-X is designed to work on car windscreens and won't work on plastic, Raincoat is designed to work on plastic motorcycle visors and won't work on glass. I've no idea if either will work on Oakleys or whether they would damage the coating on your glasses but, tbh, I'd recommend avoiding either of them and getting a cycling cap. :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Slioch

    Slioch Male, white, age 57

    Location:
    York
    Motorbike shops sell sprays which are used to stop water beading on helmet visors, so would imagine these could be used safely without damaging your lens.

    Or, a zero cost option, would be to gently rub a candle against your lenses to get a small amount of wax residue on them, use the heat from your fingers to spread it across the whole lens, then polish with a soft cloth. Doesn't impair visibility and works a treat.
     
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  4. gb155

    gb155 Fan Boy No More.

    Location:
    Manchester-Ish
    I can't ever see £? #@ when it rains

    Drives me nuts, especially with the weather we are having now

    So ideas like this pluck my interest
     
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  5. Evilcat

    Evilcat Senior Member

    Location:
    London
    Oakley Nano Clear: my Jawbones came with a tiny 'pen' sample of this but you can buy a proper bottle of the stuff for about fifteen quid.

    EC
     
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  6. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    The car stuff needs speed to clear the windows - like 40 plus MPH.

    I wear glasses and just wipe them with my finger.
     
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  7. Mr Haematocrit

    Mr Haematocrit msg me on kik for android

    Location:
    Out of the saddle
    Oakley Nano Clear for me as everything else I have tried previously damages the coating on the lens, when this happens Oakley's go foggy or misty in direct sunlight.
     
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  8. tyred

    tyred Legendary Member

    Location:
    Ireland
    Surely Elton had the correct solution to this -

    elton_john_wiper_glasses.jpg
     
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  9. OP
    OP
    stu1903

    stu1903 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    Just looked into that online and looks like why I'm after and should anything happen to the lens when using it they should sort or out as its their own product.

    What did you think of the sample?
     
  10. OP
    OP
    stu1903

    stu1903 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    Thanks for all your suggestions guys. Think I'll take a look at the Oakley Nano Clear.
     
  11. Melonfish

    Melonfish Evil Genius in training.

    Location:
    Warrington, UK
    Fogtech and Raincoat.
    made by motosolutions
    http://www.fogtech.com/
    airsofters swear by this stuff, i've used fogtech extensively and its fantastic others swear by raincoat.
    fogtech inside, raincoat outside and you won't mist or gather rain.
    pete
     
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