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goggles - keeping them clean


mon-goose

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once I'm finished swimming I typically just throw my goggles and cap into my bag and leave them there until then next swim. On the odd occassion I'll put them out to dry. Had to throw my cap away last night as it wasn't looking healthy and I noticed that my goggles have a discloured around the sides on the rubber areas. Is there any way of cleaning them or is it too late? And what should I be doing with them after each swim. I do rinse them off after the pool swims. Should I be putting them in the sun to dry or what else?

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You can put your googles in the sun, but not your goggles. The sun will damage the rubber.

 

Usually just air dry them. Same with your swimcap.

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on a series note...

 

easiest best, rinse with fresh water, and just rub down with a towel, do not leave in sun to dry, uv not the best thing.

 

once discoloured you can't get it right, but as long as they still seal then thats just cosmetic.

 

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once I'm finished swimming I typically just throw my goggles and cap into my bag and leave them there until then next swim. On the odd occassion I'll put them out to dry. Had to throw my cap away last night as it wasn't looking healthy and I noticed that my goggles have a discloured around the sides on the rubber areas. Is there any way of cleaning them or is it too late? And what should I be doing with them after each swim. I do rinse them off after the pool swims. Should I be putting them in the sun to dry or what else?

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I dont know if it will help, but my diving mask i clean with running tap water and then dry them with a microfibre cloth.

 

I then put them back in the original box with a couple of those silica gel packets to keep moisture out.

 

Seems to be working fine.

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I clean mine after every swim with fresh water and air dry (in the shade) - as per instruction.

After a year discoloration set - it has a bit of a green tinge in the rubber.

I checked the web and could find nothing about how to get rid of it.

 

So I guess that's part of the deal...

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cleaning them and anti fog I am assuming is two different things. yesterday at the Joburg City Tri my goggles fogged up in the middle of the race completely. i had to tread water for a minute while i took them off dipped them in the water and then put em back on again. someone said to me if you wash them with baby shampoo the lenses dont fog. clearly this does NOT work. cleans well enough though.

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