Thursday, June 09, 2011

Toothpaste and swim goggles?

I use hand soap and shampoo to keep my goggles anti-fog worthy but I have to do it before or after each workout for my goggles fog-proof. Here is a tip I just learned this morning:
10 uses for toothpaste:

Number 8: Fog Proof Goggles: Rub some toothpaste on the inside of goggles and then rinse to have fog free goggles for swimming.


I haven't tried it yet, have any of you?

Photo courtesy: Flickr user mauren veras. (Creative Commons 2.0 license


Paul Reeder said...

Almost all goggles manufactured by the prominent brands have an anti-fog coating on the inside of the lens. This is a coating that is hard when dry and softens when wet to provide the anti-fog properties. Touching the lenses when wet or rubbing with a towel will damage the anti-fog coating. I think that it is safe to say that putting an abrasive like toothpaste on the inside of your goggles will not only remove anti-fog, but will also scratch the lenses.

I would not recommend this.

retired said...

The anti-fog that the manufacturers apply a wears off in about 3 practices...not useful when you need goggles to last for 3 months or more. I still stick to the tried and true 'spit in the lenses' trick.

Tony Austin said...

Shampoo works better than spit and keeps them fog free for the next workout.