How To Clean Ski Goggles
Need to know how to clean ski goggles? Ski goggles provide a necessary safety element for your alpine activity, and they are an essential item for the slopes. Many ski goggles are made of polycarbonate lens material that is durable, but at certain times it needs to be cleaned. To preserve the life of your investment, you want to make sure you always clean your ski goggles properly. Check your specific instruction manual for the manufacturer's instructions. Depending on the quality, certain lens cleaners may cause damage when you are cleaning your ski goggles. Always use a cleaner recommended by the manufacturer of your ski goggles. When you are off the slopes, wipe your goggles with a soft cloth, chamois or the goggle storage sack. Never use paper towels or tissue because these may scratch the lenses. If you find yourself on the slopes with dirty lenses, follow these tips to clean your ski goggles and you will be good to go.
- Shake it off. Start by shaking off any excess snow to clean you ski goggles. If you are on the slopes and snow gets on your lenses, shake the goggles, but never wipe snow off of the lenses. Wiping snow particles off can actually scratch your lenses. Remove snow from the vents as well.
- Let it melt. Allow any residual snow to melt completely. Do not try to wipe snow off of the goggles to clean them.
- Blot your goggles. To clean your ski goggles, remove moisture by blotting the outside of the lens dry with a soft cloth or your goggle storage case.
- Put your goggles on. The airflow will help them to dry completely, so put the ski goggles on your face.
- Store your goggles. When not in use, store your ski goggles in an exterior pocket to avoid fogging from your body heat. Always allow them to dry before storing, and store them in the goggle storage bag.