1. #1
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    31

    Default What do you use to keep your SCBA face piece from fogging?

    Is there a over the counter product I can use? My face piece has been fogging up rather qucikly the last couple of uses and I end up wasting my air clearing up the fog.
    TIA

  2. #2
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Dickey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2000
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    5,111

    Default

    Sounds crazy but spit in it, rub it around on all the clear part, then rinse and let dry. Works for me, it's an old scuba trick.

    Keep your head down and your powder dry.
    ____________________
    Lt.Jason Knecht
    Altoona Fire Rescue
    Altoona, WI

  3. #3
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Houston area
    Posts
    96

  4. #4
    MembersZone Subscriber
    mcaldwell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Panorama, British Columbia, Canada
    Posts
    3,022

    Default

    Check with your mask manufacturer. Scott and Draegar are now selling anti-fog sprays for thier masks that won't void your warranty. Some manufacturers insist you don't use any chemicals on thier masks.

    The scuba trick works too, but beware that too much moisture can covert to steam in a flash.
    Never argue with an Idiot. They drag you down to their level, and then beat you with experience!

    IACOJ

  5. #5
    Forum Member
    Weruj1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 1999
    Location
    NW Ohio
    Posts
    7,857

    Default

    nose cups ?
    IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
    Pardon me sir.. .....but I believe we are all over here !
    ATTENTION ALL SHOPPERS: Will the dead horse please report to the forums.(thanks Motown)
    RAY WAS HERE 08/28/05
    LETHA' FOREVA' ! 010607
    I'm sorry, I haven't been paying much attention for the last 3 hours.....what were we discussing?
    "but I guarentee you I will FF your arse off" from>
    http://www.firehouse.com/forums/show...60#post1137060post 115

  6. #6
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Engine58's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Central, New Jersey
    Posts
    754

    Default

    When your mask fogs up real fast just hit the purge valve for a few seconds and let the air in but dont do it to much where you'll lose some of your air
    Andrew
    Firefighter/EMT
    New Jersey

  7. #7
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    14

    Post anti-fog

    Some of the guys are also divers and use the anti-fog spray or gel that you also use on your diving mask. You can pick it up at local dive shops, and maybe sporting good stores. Hope it helps!

  8. #8
    Member
    rblack06's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    56

    Default

    My dept. spits in their masks, works pretty well for us also

  9. #9
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    31

    Default

    Does that mask view magnet really work?

  10. #10
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    191

    Talking

    That's easy ENGINEER

  11. #11
    Forum Member
    firenresq77's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Northwest Ohio
    Posts
    5,213

    Default

    I've never tried it in my mask, but soap works on glass and windows. Rub soap on, then wipe it off (no water) with a clean dry towel......

  12. #12
    Junior Member

    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Orlando, FL USA
    Posts
    12

    Default

    I just hit the purge valve, although I've been told that rainX works. Not sure if I want to try that personally though....

  13. #13
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Santa Rosa County, Florida
    Posts
    160

    Lightbulb

    Don't use RainX in your mask. RainX besides causing some SCBA face pieces to cloud up and become un-usable, also will cause eye irritation when the chemicals are heated up. Your eyes will start to burn and become red and swollen.

    What ever you use, make sure you read the contents and then find out what happens when that product is heated up. Most SCBA dealers sell a product to use in your face piece.

    Now, there is a nice little trick that most divers use (me included)take some Aim tooth paste (Blue Gel) and apply about a pea size amount to the inside of you lens and rub it around, and then rinse, let dry and you should not have any problems. I have tried this, and it works really well.
    Last edited by captjab; 08-30-2004 at 08:20 PM.

  14. #14
    Junior Member

    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    27

    Default

    I have a nosecup in my mask, it it works pretty good for me. The only time it will ever fog up is if I have my mask on but the regulator isn't hooked up yet.

  15. #15
    Forum Member
    stretch13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Memphis, TN
    Posts
    79

    Default

    the best thing I have found is to get your butt inside, let it heat up and crack your bypass real quick, after you're inside, I've never had my mask fog up again.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register