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Eco Friendly Mask De-fogger

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#1 wileycam2000



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Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:17 AM

Anyone have any mask spray that they recommend that is enviro friendly?




#2 adamhanlon


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Posted 06 May 2019 - 12:57 PM


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Posted 06 May 2019 - 06:32 PM

isn't baby shampoo eco friendly?  Don't know never read the label.

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 03:18 AM

I'm with Adam - spit.  I have never found anything better anyway.

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 04:52 AM

I Spit.

I also read you can use a half potato. But I am not sure how piratical it is to have always potato for diving in you dive bag ;)

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 05:31 AM

I Spit.

I also read you can use a half potato. But I am not sure how piratical it is to have always potato for diving in you dive bag ;)


now this is something new...well, glory to the potato, one can eat it, make alcohol from it, now it will even clean your mask! All hail the mighty potato!

...inexaustible supply, always carried with you, no plastic bottles involved and fully organic - spit.

#7 TimG


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Posted 07 May 2019 - 07:11 AM

Spit works well but I found that, after a while in tropical climes, you start to get pretty yucky gunk build-up around the mask frame. Switching to a mix of fresh water and baby shampoo sorts this out.

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 08:44 AM

Their is a reason that spit in your eye is a pejorative, can lead to all kinds of bad eye infections. 


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