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misty goggles ><

Postby nicola jayne » Wed 20 Aug 2008 1:10 pm

Hiya everyone :O).
wonder if anyone can help me ?.
Ive just gone back to work again ( only 4 months off this time lol ) after having my graft cracked open and re-stitched. And I am glad to say no trouble with work this time, I am straight back into the lab YAY, I am considering getting access to work in just to see if there is anywhere they can help me, is this a good idea ?.
Anyway back to the point I wear goggles over my glasses but my goggles mist and steam up all the time lol. I am forever having to fondle my way out of the lab to wipe them. I am not a sweaty person lol and this is getting on my nerves they are mist free goggles.....not that I would believe that at all. I have to wear goggles because of all the dust from fine sediment so a visor is not possible.
sooo any ideas on what i can do to stop my self steaming up ......
many thanks for any advice on my strange problem..
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Re: misty goggles ><

Postby Andrew MacLean » Wed 20 Aug 2008 6:20 pm

Access to work is an excellent idea.

Have no idea about how to solve your steaming goggles, but I am sure that this is a problem that others have had to solve.

All the best.

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Re: misty goggles ><

Postby Jeremy_123 » Wed 20 Aug 2008 7:57 pm

Hi Nicola,

One thing you can get is demisting fluid (sounds obvious I know :) ), I've found one site for you that sells it. I couldn't comment on their service as I've often bought the stuff if and when I've needed it at paintball and airsoft sites. The stuff does work pretty well in my experience however given that I have a full paintball mask for both events.

Anyhow here is the address http://www.shop.justpaintball.co.uk/aca ... ottle.html

Hope it helps

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Re: misty goggles ><

Postby nicola jayne » Fri 22 Aug 2008 7:36 pm

Thanks guys :O)
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Re: misty goggles ><

Postby Ozfiz » Sat 23 Aug 2008 4:25 am

hey, i have had problems with my sunglasses misting up as well. i usually put them on and straight away its fogging, generally only over the right eye tho. i usually pull them down and rest them half way down my nose till it unfogs. but there is always a little bit there.

it is really annoying especially when ur trying to drive!
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Re: misty goggles ><

Postby GarethB » Sun 24 Aug 2008 5:45 pm

Nicola,

I know exactly where you are coming from, the issue is the lack of ventilation and I have changed the type of goggles to give the best ventilation and best dust protection. It is a case of trial and error and under the PPE regulations and Health and Safety at Work Act your employers must provide suitable protection even if it mans getting soemthing different just for you.

I have fond warming the goggles up goeas a long way to reducing the fogging as does using a good glass cleaner to provide an unltra clean surface. The stuff I use is not compatible with mist free goggles as it takes the coating off. It could be that you are not gettinga good seal round the glasses frame so small dust particles are getting to the inside of the goggles so providinga nucleas for water vapour to condense onto. Basically the same process that occurs on the inside of a car windscreen. The cleaner the car windscreen is on a cold winters day the lower the amount of fogging that occurs.

Store the goggles in a protective bag too, it is surprising how much dust is in the atmosphere and I think yuo know the type of environment I work in. :D

Unsure how much use Acees to work will be to you in a laboratory environment, they basically said to me that I was the expert in that area but they were a great help when it came to the office aspect of my job.

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