Airsoft goggle condition is an important part of your safety. While playing airsoft, you are running around in the woods with lots of debris flying through the air at high speeds. Your goggles will accumulate dirt and dust on the lens which limits visibility. It’s hard to see your opponents clearly when they are blurry or covered with fog. That’s why you need to clean your goggles periodically.
Airsoft goggles are pretty simple and easy to maintain as long as you follow this easy rule: Keep it dry! In most cases, the biggest enemy of your airsoft goggle is water. Unless waterproof, never submerge your goggles into water, even the lens is made of polycarbonate which you should never clean them with ammonia based cleaners. If you want to be extra careful, just use soap and water to clean outside of your goggles.
If it gets wet or dirty inside mode, try to dry it as quickly as possible by shaking off the moisture inside , open the face guard and let it dry naturally instead of using a hair-dryer. The best way to maintain your goggles is to keep them clean and dry after every use.
If you get a lot of sweat, not just water, on your goggles, keep them open and let it dry naturally after every use. In the case of normal dust or dirt accumulations, try to clean them with compressed air.
To maintain maximum visibility through your lens, always clean/replace the thermal lense if needed according to its use and specification.
For regular dust or dirt accumulations, you can use some soap and water to clean the outside of your goggles. For light cleaning, just spray some Windex on a paper towel and wipe them down. If it’s too dirty, moisten the lens with plain water before wiping it off with Windex.
If your thermal lenses get foggy, soak them in some soapy water and let them sit for a few minutes. Then gently scrub the lens with your fingers to remove any dirt or oil on the lens. This will help maintain optimal visibility as well as protect your eyes from damage.
After you clean/replace the thermal lenses, keep it away from direct sunlight and store some anti-fog agent to protect them for future use.
Cleaning the Frame
After you clean the lens, don’t forget to take care of the frame too! Wipe it down with soapy water and let it dry naturally. Avoid using cleaning agents unless necessary as they can damage certain types of plastics.
For a deeper clean, you can use a Q-tip dipped in isopropyl alcohol to scrub away any dirt or grime that built up. When done cleaning, be sure to dry it with a rag and let is sit for at least an hour before putting the goggles back on.
Lastly, always keep your goggles in a case to protect them from damage.
Properly cleaning and storing your goggles is an important step that you should always follow to get the most out of your investment. When done with cleaning, always wash off any soap residue with water before storing it in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight (e.g., hang it or store it in a case).
Airsoft goggles are usually made of polycarbonate, which is non-conductive and impact resistant. It’s durable but not invincible to damage. Avoid dropping your goggle because that can result in cracks on the lens which will cost you more money to replace them. If you do get a crack on your lens, you can follow this guide to replace the lenses.
In conclusion, keeping your goggles clean and dry will not only protect them from damage but also help maintain clear vision for yourself. However, despite what’s written in this article, there are still many other factors that affect how long your goggle will last before you need to replace them. Check out this article if your goggles fog up and stop working properly even though you take good care of them.