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    Photographer, Machinist, etc. Jeffrey Sipress's Avatar
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    Anti-fog coatings for ground glass?

    Man, am I tired of my breath fogging the gg under my small focusing hood when the temperature is low. I am not looking forward to a winter's worth of this pain in the ass. Has anyone had success with any anti-fog applications to the glass? Thanks.

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    Anti-fog coatings for ground glass?

    Hi Jeffery

    Apply a thin coat of paste floor wax, let it dry and then buff gently with a soft cloth. This also works well for eye glasses and car windows.

    Richard

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    Anti-fog coatings for ground glass?

    Make that Jeffrey and my apologies.

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    Anti-fog coatings for ground glass?

    Gelatin soap will work. apply a bit dry or moist and let it dry, buff it off. Alternatively, if you can find pentax Clear-Vue lens cleaner, it has an anti fog agent built in and works fine. Also good for lenses and filters.

    Steve

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    Fogtech.

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    Anti-fog coatings for ground glass?

    Check with shops specializing in diving, mountaineering & skiing equipment. All of these sports deal with fogging glasses/goggles. In the mountaineering world there's a paste called "cat crap" (no I didn't make it up) that works very well for keeping glasses and goggles from fogging in the coldest of weather under heavy physical activity. You simply rub your finger in the paste to soften it then wipe it on your glass and buff it clear - works great.

    Regards, Pete

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    Anti-fog coatings for ground glass?

    Great answers from all of you. Thanks for the ideas.

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    Anti-fog coatings for ground glass?

    Jeff,
    REI sells a product called CatCrap. I know sounds hokey, but it really works well.

    I am in no way involved with CatCrap or REI or any of their other affiliations.

    Jim

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    Anti-fog coatings for ground glass?

    Jim,

    I've been a REI member for 30 years. And, there are three catboxes in my house.....hhmmmmm... do you think I should?

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