View Full Version : Matt Death Note goggles fogging up?

08-08-2010, 03:37 PM
Hey there!
So, since everyone here on this site is so helpful, perhaps you could help me out, thats right YOU :) I find that when I wear my goggles underneath my wig, they constantly fog up within the first minute of wear. I'm cosplaying Matt 'Mail Jeevas' from Death Note, and I'll be wearing these goggles constantly, so its a bit of a problem. Is there anything I can do to possibly prevent the goggles from fogging over, or delaying the time they fog up?

Any suggestions are welcome and thanks for your help :)


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08-08-2010, 03:45 PM
They have sprays for goggles that you spray on the inside, and they prevent them from fogging up. We have to use them while scuba diving.

My parents use "Anti-Glare", Gibb's Formula. They're reading me the bottle from across the room, haha. Though my dad, being a cheap person, says you can rub a potato on the lenses and they won't fog up. I wouldn't trust him though.

08-08-2010, 03:51 PM
haha, thanks for the info, it really helps =D do you know where I would be able to pick some up?

08-08-2010, 04:13 PM
Well, my parents bought it from a local scuba shop (we live in Laguna Beach, haha). But i'm sure you can order it or something like it from an online scuba shop.

08-08-2010, 04:19 PM
thanks, you've helped a ton! :)

08-08-2010, 06:41 PM
thanks, you've helped a ton! :)

No prob :3 Though, my dad warns not to use too much, since getting it in your eyes can burn

08-08-2010, 06:43 PM
how much would you recommend? and thanks for gthe heads-up in advance :D

08-08-2010, 06:48 PM
When I have this problem with my swimming goggles, I usually spit in them and it helps out a little bit. It's a bit unsanitary for non-swimming purposes, though. @_@;

I've also heard you can use gel toothpaste to help prevent your goggles from fogging. I assume it's just spreading a small amount over the inside of the lenses and then washing it out, but I've never tried it myself. It might be worth trying before you head out to a scuba shop, at least.

08-08-2010, 08:00 PM
thanks, ill try it out :D

08-08-2010, 08:36 PM
Well, just use however much it says in the directions.

And if you're cheap... try the potato. My dad insists it works. I highly doubt it though, hahaha

08-08-2010, 11:10 PM
You can cut slits in the rims of the goggles. That'll probably do the trick but you might not wanna damage them.

08-11-2010, 06:50 PM
Lol, I went through the first 20 minutes of a con with this same problem! I didn't have any products, but found a way around it (sort of)... Just try to breathe through your nose or something, it worked for me xD

08-11-2010, 07:00 PM
I do, and it still fogs up XD

08-11-2010, 11:23 PM
when i did Matt, i had the very same problem until a fellow con-goer gave me a hint: a bar of soap. you take a bar of soap and rub some on the inside. then take a cloth or something and spread it around/rub it in. keep doing so until it doesnt obstruct your view.

it's probably similar to Axelia's father saying to use a potatoe, because the wax/starch wont allow any moisture or liquid.

you could try it first before buying the scuba stuff, which i admit would probably work better, but it's free :)

08-12-2010, 03:53 PM
The main thing I do to my scuba diving goggles & sky diving goggle is good old spit. Rub it around, add a spritz of water & let it dry. They also sell defogging spray. But if your broke like me then spit works nicely.

08-13-2010, 11:39 AM
I would agree with the slit comment, or try loosening them. One big difference between using goggles for things like skydiving or swimming is that for this you don't need them to be air tight, that is part of what causes them to fog up.

It seems like the soap solutions and things are pretty simple, but if you want a more permanent fix I would say work on getting more air in to the goggles.