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    drilling holes in goggles...

    Ok so I got a pair of the Fox Main MX Goggles and they tout about all that anti fog garbage, and although comfortable, they fog a lot. I was thinking of drilling some small holes in the lens itself to on the top near the foam as well as on the bottom (the areas circled in red in the picture). Has anybody done this or have other suggestions?
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    Try this stuff...

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    just don't drill them while your wearing them. jk
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    Quote Originally Posted by rollertoaster
    just don't drill them while your wearing them. jk
    No seriously, don't. While hilarious when the dudes eye popped out and started gushing blood in the rejected cartoons (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJYxCSXjhLI), it wouldn't be funny if you did it to yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wookie freeride
    Yeah I had actually heard of this stuff a few times but hadn't known anybody that has used it. I'll probably give this a try because right now they just sit in my camelback taking up space. Cheers

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    Why not just spit in your goggles?

    or...

    Ride faster?

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    The cat crap worked well...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cantil3v3r
    Yeah I had actually heard of this stuff a few times but hadn't known anybody that has used it. I'll probably give this a try because right now they just sit in my camelback taking up space. Cheers

    I have used it for snowboarding and biking. It worked better for snowboarding. BUT I am a sweaty bastard when it comes to biking so that probably would explain that. I have also hear of guys in the military using shaving cream. I guess it does about the same thing. Haven t tried that though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rollertoaster
    just don't drill them while your wearing them. jk
    although it would be an interesting challenge...i'll probably pass on this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by motormonkeyr6
    Why not just spit in your goggles?
    Funny you say this because its the first thing I thought of since I do it with my mask when I scuba dive...however some nasty dried phlegm on the inside of my goggles although funny probably wont help me see better


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    or...

    Ride faster?

    I was following you down the trail....enough explanation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cantil3v3r

    I was following you down the trail....enough explanation?
    I guess...
    Let the spit dry then buff it off with the inside of your goggle bag. Its what I have been doing for ages. But on the other hand, my goggles are a bit crusty with cat poop..

    You can also get some Anti fog stuff from Sports Chalet (Pleasanton) for a few bucks. Its with the swim trunks
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    Quote Originally Posted by motormonkeyr6
    I guess...
    You can also get some Anti fog stuff from Sports Chalet (Pleasanton) for a few bucks. Its with the swim trunks
    do you then buff it out with your speedo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cantil3v3r
    do you then buff it out with your speedo?
    With it still on! Up, Down, side to side.
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    Hey Bryan,

    As for the goggles thing, just take a punch and tap out the posts for the tear offs. It'll allow a little bit of air flow without letting hardly any debris in there. Give that a go and see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cantil3v3r
    do you then buff it out with your speedo?
    Grant buffs everything out with thong panties. Duh.
    Meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prettym1k3
    Grant buffs everything out with thong panties. Duh.
    I think I just puked a little in my mouth....


    Good idea on taking the posts out...I'll give that a whirl with the cat crap and hopefully that'll do the trick.

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    Haha. Try this for your lips.

    Meh.

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    if you do drill holes in it.....don't do too many....you have to remember the dust can get in your eyes too
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    Use ski goggles, they come with better anti-fog systems. As long as I'm moving they never fog. I tried moto goggles for a while and could never keep them clear for an entire run.
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    I've had good luck with my Dragon snowboard goggles. Got them on Whiskey Militia for like 20 bones with an amber lense and they full on rawk for anti-fog properties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    if you do drill holes in it.....don't do too many....you have to remember the dust can get in your eyes too
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    Yeah I would have to drill a couple at first and test it out and go from there, but right now I am not wearing them at all so anything can get in my eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clutchman83
    Use ski goggles, they come with better anti-fog systems. As long as I'm moving they never fog. I tried moto goggles for a while and could never keep them clear for an entire run.
    I actually thought about it because I have some Oakley A Frames for skiing but dont want to tear them up. If I can't get these to work with the holes and the cat crap I'll probably resort to getting another pair of ski goggles though.

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    The only thing that sucks aboot the ski goggles is that they don't have impact resistant lenses. Still though, it's better than a stick in the eye.

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    I've had my Fox Mains (with iridium lenses) for a few years now and they only fog up during rainy sessions; which as you fellow Californians know, never happen during summer DH season.

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    I 2nd the cat crap anti fog, it works great. Ive been using it for snowboarding for 5 or 6 years. Also smith makes a anti fog cloth thats pretty good, you just wipe the inside lens quick and your golden.

    I would try the cat crap before drilling, otherwise you could be out a pair of goggs.

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    You can use a bit of spit or a drop of liquid dishwasher, works perfectly.
    Also, once you drill holes on your goggles air will get in your eyes, that makes your eyes watery and your vision gets compromised, so you're better off riding without them I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clutchman83
    Use ski goggles, they come with better anti-fog systems. As long as I'm moving they never fog. I tried moto goggles for a while and could never keep them clear for an entire run.

    It took this long for someone to say that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigiugueto
    You can use a bit of spit or a drop of liquid dishwasher, works perfectly.
    Also, once you drill holes on your goggles air will get in your eyes, that makes your eyes watery and your vision gets compromised, so you're better off riding without them I guess
    so if i drilled a couple of small holes in the lense and air gets to my eyes that would be worse than riding without them at all....a bit confused on the logic

    either way i think i'm going to try the anti fog cat crap first and i can always pop out the 'tear offs' post as well for a little ventilation.

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    cap crap works really well but don't leave your goggles in the sun if you use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by $ally Hu$tle
    cap crap works really well but don't leave your goggles in the sun if you use it.
    does the cat crap just wear off or does it deteriorate the lens or something?

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    no, but it will bake onto the lenses.

    cat crap is literally just a waxy balm that you put on the lenses that creates a surface which liquid can't stick to

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    Quote Originally Posted by $ally Hu$tle
    no, but it will bake onto the lenses.

    cat crap is literally just a waxy balm that you put on the lenses that creates a surface which liquid can't stick to
    good stuff, thanks for the advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cantil3v3r
    so if i drilled a couple of small holes in the lense and air gets to my eyes that would be worse than riding without them at all....a bit confused on the logic

    either way i think i'm going to try the anti fog cat crap first and i can always pop out the 'tear offs' post as well for a little ventilation.
    No it won't be worse, but it'd basically be the same as not having the goggles as far as "air getting in your eyes" goes...

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    another one for ski goggles
    oh yeah, and use that cat crap stuff...it works great.

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    so I wanted to say that I got the cat crap and popped out the tear off posts from the lense so I just have those two small holes and it all worked a treat...so thank you all for the recommendations!

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    if your goggles have foam covering the vent holes top and bottom, try removing that first

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    Lower your fork to 178mm, your riding position will be lower, and you'll feel more updraft from the tire as you ride. Thus no fogging up. Problem solved.

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    You could try a goggle fan of some sort that might fit your goggles or build your own if you like that type of thing.

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    Wait?! Cat Crap is a product I can buy??

    ...Sorry fluffy

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