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Juz  (C 110096)

Apr 23, 2012, 5:33 AM
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Hi All,

Did my first jumps with a full face this weekend (2nd hand Oxygn) and liked it a lot, very comfy. It did fog up badly though (as did the different FF helmets on the other jumpers) which made for some 'amusing' docking.

A Forum search brings back 'catcrap' but I can only see it from ebay US currently, anyone know of a UK supply? I was also going to try motobike antifog - is there any reason I shouldn't?

Lastly, any other products worth looking at?

Cheers

Juz


jackwallace  (Student)

Apr 23, 2012, 7:38 AM
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Dish washing detergent. A couple drops smear around, let dry, buff with soft cloth. Never any paper products, they scratch plastic. Spit will do in a pinch too.


weekender  (C License)

Apr 23, 2012, 7:53 AM
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I've found people who clean the inside of their mask have less fogging issues. there is some science behind this and you can read about it on commercial products websites.

if your going to use regular soap, like dish soap, i'd recommend Johnson's baby shampoo instead. this way if you get it in yours eyes less chance of it burning. My buddies and i use that for our masks. Scuba and Skydiving both. much cheaper than commercial products and seems to work fine.


JohnRich  (D License)

Apr 23, 2012, 10:10 AM
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Why not just jump with an open-face helmet so that you won't have this problem?


3331  (D 3331)

Apr 23, 2012, 10:33 AM
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An open faced helmet, with goggles you can replace for $15.00. What a concept.
The only problem is you will not look cool and groovy. Unsure


airtwardo  (D License)

Apr 23, 2012, 11:18 AM
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An open faced helmet, with goggles you can replace for $15.00. What a concept.
The only problem is you will not look cool and groovy. Unsure


THAT'S not true...I ALWAYS look cool & groovy! CoolWinkSly
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Premier NWFlyer  (D 29960)

Apr 23, 2012, 11:31 AM
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An open faced helmet, with goggles you can replace for $15.00. What a concept.
The only problem is you will not look cool and groovy. Unsure

I personally don't wear my full-face to look cool & groovy. I wear it to protect my face, and it also has a nice side benefit of improving my sinuses (particularly in the tunnel, but also in freefall). It's also warmer in the winter.

As for cleaning, for some brands, even a soft cloth isn't good. Soap and water, rub it in with your fingers and rinse off and allow to air dry.


phoenixlpr  (D 3049)

Apr 23, 2012, 12:05 PM
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Hi All,

Did my first jumps with a full face this weekend (2nd hand Oxygn) and liked it a lot, very comfy. It did fog up badly though (as did the different FF helmets on the other jumpers) which made for some 'amusing' docking.

A Forum search brings back 'catcrap' but I can only see it from ebay US currently, anyone know of a UK supply? I was also going to try motobike antifog - is there any reason I shouldn't?

Lastly, any other products worth looking at?

Cheers

Juz

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Fast  (D 28237)

Apr 23, 2012, 12:07 PM
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An open faced helmet, with goggles you can replace for $15.00. What a concept.
The only problem is you will not look cool and groovy. Unsure

I personally don't wear my full-face to look cool & groovy. I wear it to protect my face, and it also has a nice side benefit of improving my sinuses (particularly in the tunnel, but also in freefall). It's also warmer in the winter.

As for cleaning, for some brands, even a soft cloth isn't good. Soap and water, rub it in with your fingers and rinse off and allow to air dry.

I'm so sick of wind burn... I only wear open face helmets these days for video and tandems. I even wear a fullface on hop and pops.


Andy9o8  (D License)

Apr 23, 2012, 12:39 PM
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An open faced helmet, with goggles you can replace for $15.00. What a concept.
The only problem is you will not look cool and groovy. Unsure

I personally don't wear my full-face to look cool & groovy. I wear it to protect my face

This. It really isn't rocket surgery.


Skydivesg  (D 10938)

Apr 23, 2012, 2:05 PM
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Fog tech wipes. Inside only. One wipe lasts about 30 jumps or 2 weekends.


ebusto  (C 38493)

Apr 23, 2012, 3:28 PM
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I'm curious, why the assumption that the OP is wearing a full-face only to look "cool and groovy"?

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An open faced helmet, with goggles you can replace for $15.00. What a concept.
The only problem is you will not look cool and groovy. Unsure


roostnureye  (D 32166)

Apr 23, 2012, 4:31 PM
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 Rainx antifog wipes, I life in florida and swear by them. Re apply once a month and you are good to go. They got em at walmart


Skydivesg  (D 10938)

Apr 23, 2012, 9:14 PM
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Rainx antifog wipes, I life in florida and swear by them. Re apply once a month and you are good to go. They got em at walmart

What helmet lens are you using them on?


Juz  (C 110096)

Apr 24, 2012, 1:50 AM
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To be honest, I don't really see why I want to wear a FF helmet matters, I asked about how to keep it 'unfogged', not for a critique on my kit choice.

What's next, someone telling me that my Bevsuit is crap (it's not, it's fab and I love it), that I need a digital alti rather than my analogue or that my Spectre190 only has 7 cells (oh no!!! Really!).

But, I don't want to appear ungrateful, so, I want to wear a FF helmet because I suffer really badly from wind burn and chapped lips after a days jumping. By the end of the weekend it can get quite painful even with the use of chap stick and moisturiser.

Thanks for the tips that talk to my original question though.

Blue Skies

Juz


airtwardo  (D License)

Apr 24, 2012, 7:20 AM
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Rainx antifog wipes, I life in florida and swear by them. Re apply once a month and you are good to go. They got em at walmart

What helmet lens are you using them on?

I was wondering that too...I thought you weren't supposed to use rainx on plastic?


Skydivesg  (D 10938)

Apr 24, 2012, 8:14 AM
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To Juz.

I assume your last post was not directed at me.

I agree with you about people who feel it neccessary to criticize people instead of offering anything useful.

I jump a full face and was wondering what lens the Rainx was being used on.

As said before I use Fogtech wipes.

Just a suggestion.... try to hit reply on the post you want to address or start with a To: such as I did on this post.


Juz  (C 110096)

Apr 24, 2012, 8:25 AM
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Apologies. My post was not directed at anyone specifically, just hit reply at the bottom.

Sorry

Juz


(This post was edited by Juz on Apr 24, 2012, 8:56 AM)


phoenixlpr  (D 3049)

Apr 24, 2012, 8:58 AM
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Rainx antifog wipes, I life in florida and swear by them. Re apply once a month and you are good to go. They got em at walmart

What helmet lens are you using them on?

I was wondering that too...I thought you weren't supposed to use rainx on plastic?
How rainx would help if you have the fog or frost inside?


roostnureye  (D 32166)

Apr 24, 2012, 9:14 AM
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Rainx antifog wipes, I life in florida and swear by them. Re apply once a month and you are good to go. They got em at walmart

What helmet lens are you using them on?

Cookie gas1, you apply it to the inside of the lense, let it dry, then polish it with a cloth, I use microfiber. I've been using it for a couple years and havnt had a problem.


(This post was edited by roostnureye on Apr 24, 2012, 9:18 AM)


danornan  (D 11308)

Apr 24, 2012, 5:18 PM
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I use Catcrap and it works. Key is to get the inside as clean as possible and use as directed. I use it inside my motorcycle helmet too.

If you don't have anything, just get the inside clean with soap. The cleaner the better.


pms07  (D 7571)

Apr 24, 2012, 7:34 PM
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Recommend both Fogtech and Clarity DEFOG it. Either will work well with most visors and can be purchased through Amazon or, I believe, Square1.


g2gjump  (B License)

Apr 25, 2012, 9:18 AM
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Why not just jump with an open-face helmet so that you won't have this problem?

How helpful Crazy



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