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    Posted: 14 July 2008 at 8:32pm
hey guys im pretty new to the site but ive been having a problem wiht my mask fogging when its hot out and im pretty sure that its the fact that im sweating and not from my breathing because my mask has pretty good ventilation and its never fogged up like this on the cool days, jsut wondering on wat u guys think
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Go spend the money and get a good quality mask. I personally own a v-force profiler and it has never fogged or had any problems. Don't expect much from a cheaper mask.
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What type of mask do you have now and what type of lense do you have on it.
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its the stock mask that came wiht my tippman 98 but the foam that fits around ur eyes jsut pretty much soaks up all the sweat and keeps the moisture right there, its not a thermal jsut a single pane
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Ya the stock masks you get with your paintball gun are usually not that great.
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I'm assuming you're a newbie, but alot of times the increased heart rate from getting excited about the game can cause you to sweat and breathe heavier than you normally would, causing it to fog up quicker. once you get used to the game, you'll calm down while still getting that one-of-a-kind rush, so that should help. But a better mask will def. help. i had great luck with a Vforce Armor, but any of the higher-end masks with thermal lenses would be a surefire hit.
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if you like that mask, then get a thermal lens, or some fog spray
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well im pretty new only been paintballin for a couple of years and all woodsball wiht the guys  but it does get pretty serious lol but im pretty sure its not my breath so i might try to put some rubber or something around the foam in my mask to get a better seal and so the foam wont soak any of my sweat up
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As mentioned, the stock mask you get with the Tippmann package to be blunt, sucks. You can try getting some antifog spray or gel, but you will find yourself reapplying often. Honestly, your best bet is to spend the extra 40+ dollars and get a thermal lens mask. I have a Proto Switch FS mask and love it. I am a big sweaty dude and I have no issues with this mask fogging.  
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alright lol well that jsut about sums up that issue. im just gonna buy a quality thermal mask. thanks
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So if I was to get a new mask what would you all recommend with fogging being my biggest concern

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Originally posted by oldpbnoob oldpbnoob wrote:

As mentioned, the stock mask you get with the Tippmann package to be blunt, sucks. You can try getting some antifog spray or gel, but you will find yourself reapplying often. Honestly, your best bet is to spend the extra 40+ dollars and get a thermal lens mask. I have a Proto Switch FS mask and love it. I am a big sweaty dude and I have no issues with this mask fogging.  

Also check the New Player Forum under "which mask is right for you" for some suggestions.



Edited by oldpbnoob - 15 July 2008 at 2:27pm
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i have fog spray and it works fine. if you dont have the money just buy spray it works great for me.
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My stock Tippmann mask never fogs. What I do is get some dish soap like Dawn or whatever, squirt a couple dots on the inside of the lens and rub it into the lens with my finger. After its rubbed in as much as I can WITHOUT causing it to foam, I get a cloth and rub/wipe it off. My friends and I play some intense woodsball for a couple hours everytime and my mask never fogs.

I also ripped off the top foam strip since all it does is absorb sweat. I wear a bandana which acts like the foam and catches all the sweat before it reaches the lens. On the bottom foam piece I just applied a strip of camo cloth tape which doesn't absorb sweat, makes wearing the mask a lot more comfortable.

Like I said, never fogs and I breathe and sweat like a dog. I also wear underarmor under my camo to absorb the sweat and keep it from dripping everywhere which makes me sweat even more, still no fog.



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i remember the first time i played i was breathing so hard that i couldn't see crap it was so foggy. The next games i was comfortable realizing that my friends were a bunch of babies and had no way of hurting me. after that its been clear goggles.

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Originally posted by TSI27 TSI27 wrote:

My stock Tippmann mask never fogs. What I do is get some dish soap like Dawn or whatever, squirt a couple dots on the inside of the lens and rub it into the lens with my finger. After its rubbed in as much as I can WITHOUT causing it to foam, I get a cloth and rub/wipe it off. My friends and I play some intense woodsball for a couple hours everytime and my mask never fogs.

I also ripped off the top foam strip since all it does is absorb sweat. I wear a bandana which acts like the foam and catches all the sweat before it reaches the lens. On the bottom foam piece I just applied a strip of camo cloth tape which doesn't absorb sweat, makes wearing the mask a lot more comfortable.

Like I said, never fogs and I breathe and sweat like a dog. I also wear underarmor under my camo to absorb the sweat and keep it from dripping everywhere which makes me sweat even more, still no fog.

Here's what I do to keep my mask from fogging... oh wait, I don't have to do anything, I have a thermal lense mask.

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stop breathing.
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You need to get a double plated mask.  Single plated will fog in any weather, you need to spend at least $50 to get a good quality mask.
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