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#1 Janos Belik

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 04:49 PM

Hello folks,
I film a lot of kayaking and other water related videos, filmed mostly in rain or in splashing water. Therefore I am using Ewa-Marine underwater housing. The problem is, that the front glass gets rain drops or ocean water on it almost all the time. I have tried to wipe it with wiper blade, eraser, dry it with cloth. But all I achieve is water being smudged or always visible in the footage. Is there any simple trick, how to perfectly dry or wipe this front glass? Like some special cloth, or..whatever,
Thanks for any tips

Edited by Janos Belik, 12 July 2009 - 04:51 PM.

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#2 Paul Bruening

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 04:59 PM

Sham-WOW! Ya' gonna' love my nuts!


Seriously, chamois.
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Posted 12 July 2009 - 05:41 PM

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#4 Janos Belik

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 06:44 PM

Thank you guys for your tips.
Cheers,
Janos


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#5 Stephen Press

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 08:08 PM

Get a clean potato cut it and rub gently on the outside lens. It drys clear and the starch in the potato juice stops the salt water from beading on the lens.
This really works well and is cheap as chips :)
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#6 Chris Keth

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 08:15 PM

Get a clean potato cut it and rub gently on the outside lens. It drys clear and the starch in the potato juice stops the salt water from beading on the lens.
This really works well and is cheap as chips :)


Would laundry starch so the same thing? I can keep a can of that around for a lot longer than a potato. ;)
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#7 Stephen Press

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 08:50 PM

Interesting idea. I really don't know. Someone told me apple starch would do it but it was very poor and sticky compared to the potato.
I guess its one of those things that when it works you don't mess with it.
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#8 Daniel Sheehy

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 02:34 AM

At a pinch, a bit of spit works well, though needs regular re-appliance.. It does a pretty decent job of keeping the inside of your dive mask from fogging up too! ;)
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