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Forum topic by mahdee posted 02-10-2014 07:15 PM 2195 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-10-2014 07:15 PM

I have to wear glasses in the shop to see what I am doing. The problem is, I have to constantly wipe my glasses because it is like a magnet for dust. Even when I lay it down on a dusty surface, the dust gravitate toward it. Is there a solution you can share.


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#1 posted 02-10-2014 07:26 PM

I have seen some people use goggles over their glasses. I too am stuck with glasses and I find it annoying when the dust builds up but to be honest I don’t truly notice until I’m done and walk into the house.
An air hose works wonders to whisk the dust away. Just make sure you don’t have the PSI set too high or you will be looking for your glasses on the shop floor!

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!

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#2 posted 02-10-2014 07:32 PM

Thanks BubingaBill,
I found this article but have never tried it.. Dryer sheet. hmm


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#3 posted 02-10-2014 08:29 PM

Unless your glasses are safety glasses, you need goggles or safety glasses that fit over your glasses. You can also use a face shield.

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 02-10-2014 08:31 PM

If you find an alternative to glasses let me know. I do wear goggles.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 02-10-2014 08:33 PM

I use goggles. It reduces a lot of the dust and I feel a lot safer since I don’t have safety glasses that wrap around my eyes. You still will need to clean your glasses, but not nearly as much. I would not use the dryer sheet method. They have abrasive chemicals in them that will scratch your lenses. They do make cleaner for your glasses that will help. If you do get dust on them, use water to knock the large dust off, then use a soft cloth to dry them.

A trick that I leaned for keeping my goggles from fogging is to spit into the inside lens and clean it off with a towel. It will stop the fogging for a few hours, but will need to be repeated at times.

-- look Ma! I still got all eleven of my fingers! - -

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#6 posted 02-10-2014 08:40 PM

I use dryer sheets. Make sure you get one that’s already been through the dryer once. A fresh one is kind of a mess on glasses.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#7 posted 02-10-2014 08:49 PM

Thanks guys. Won’t goggles get all dusty like glasses? I suppose I can have a few handy and switch them as needed.


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#8 posted 02-10-2014 09:42 PM

Here’s a link to the goggles I use. I think they’re very comfortable. Plus with the strap they don’t wobble around when u bend over.

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#9 posted 02-10-2014 10:10 PM

I use this stuff from 3M. Works wonders on both my safety and regular glasses. You can buy it here.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#10 posted 02-10-2014 10:29 PM

Here’s an old scuba diving trick I use when I go diving. 1. spit on glass of the mask 2. rub the saliva thoroughly over the glass 3. rinse the glass.

Sounds gross, but it really works agains fog. There’s nothing worse than your mask fogging up under a 100 feet of water. I wonder if it will work above water. Hmmmmmm

-- ok, is it cut once measure twice, cut twice measure once???? I know....I'll just keep cutting until it's long enough.

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#11 posted 02-10-2014 10:40 PM

I use an anti-fogging spray and cleaner from Parker’s Perfect ( ) on my glasses, face-shield, etc. It does a terrific job.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#12 posted 02-10-2014 10:49 PM

Stop using sandpaper and the dust will disappear! LOL!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#13 posted 02-10-2014 11:26 PM

I have safety glasses made of glass and they get a lot less dust on them than those made of plastic.. (That is why I got them)

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#14 posted 02-10-2014 11:32 PM

Thanks folks. I knew I would get an answer on this from the ones in the know. bladedust, I will try your trick but will make sure I brush my teeth first. rad457, if it wasn’t for sanding, I would never make a thing… lol.


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#15 posted 02-11-2014 11:10 AM

Dryer sheets are made of paper which is not good for wiping glasses as it is a type of abrasive. Use a soft cloth. I just thought- the sawdust is a type of abrasive itself. An air hose or a can of compressed air that is used for computers would work. JMHO. Face shield over the glasses?

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