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Re: secret hack that works. keep water drops off your gopro

Postby Exal » Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:35 pm

dracop wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:19 am
Has anyone simply tried a light coating of RainX? Spray a screen towelette and apply it to the lens
Yeah works perfect, put it on the gopro quite some time before you go out. While kiting it works great since there is always wind that blows off the water. Also works great on sunglasses. Just a bit of a pain to always put it on.
RideLow wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:28 am
https://getxclear.com/

hydrophobic solution for you gopro nerds :P
That looks sweet, gonna give it a try!

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Re: secret hack that works. keep water drops off your gopro

Postby rogue_kiteboarder » Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:06 pm

RideLow wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:28 am
https://getxclear.com/

hydrophobic solution for you gopro nerds :P
Expensive and fragile. Several of these have broken after just a couple of sessions.

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Re: secret hack that works. keep water drops off your gopro

Postby Peter_Frank » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:54 pm

Exal wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:35 pm
dracop wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:19 am
Has anyone simply tried a light coating of RainX? Spray a screen towelette and apply it to the lens
Yeah works perfect, put it on the gopro quite some time before you go out. While kiting it works great since there is always wind that blows off the water. Also works great on sunglasses. Just a bit of a pain to always put it on.
RideLow wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:28 am
https://getxclear.com/

hydrophobic solution for you gopro nerds :P
That looks sweet, gonna give it a try!

I am with edt on this one, Rain-X is not good....

It might be a tad better than nothing, but I have used it often, in different ways, just one layer, or several layers polishing lightly between appliance as adviced.

Using it on my GoPro Max for wingfoiling, as it gets wet every time the wing is in the water.
There will mostly always be a drop right where others (or you) are in focus, so a useless picture :roll:

Have used it on occasion on my GoPro Hero's too, when raining, but again, drops still adhere and destroy part of the picture.

As the Max lenses are round, the "stick on" solutions dont work either.

Johnsons floor wax?

Sounds like the best solution - but can not even google it?
I can find som "Johnsons Paste Wax".
Can anyone point me in the right direction, and is it available in Europe?

I am going crazy because of good 360 pictures ruined.
With all this nano technologi, it should be possible to find a really good solution?
Price doesnt matter at all, if it works well, and even if you dont wanna use loads of money, well, you use almost nothing :rollgrin:

8) Peter

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Re: secret hack that works. keep water drops off your gopro

Postby faklord » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:40 pm

Peter_Frank wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:54 pm
Exal wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:35 pm
dracop wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:19 am
Has anyone simply tried a light coating of RainX? Spray a screen towelette and apply it to the lens
Yeah works perfect, put it on the gopro quite some time before you go out. While kiting it works great since there is always wind that blows off the water. Also works great on sunglasses. Just a bit of a pain to always put it on.
RideLow wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:28 am
https://getxclear.com/

hydrophobic solution for you gopro nerds :P
That looks sweet, gonna give it a try!

I am with edt on this one, Rain-X is not good....

It might be a tad better than nothing, but I have used it often, in different ways, just one layer, or several layers polishing lightly between appliance as adviced.

Using it on my GoPro Max for wingfoiling, as it gets wet every time the wing is in the water.
There will mostly always be a drop right where others (or you) are in focus, so a useless picture :roll:

Have used it on occasion on my GoPro Hero's too, when raining, but again, drops still adhere and destroy part of the picture.

As the Max lenses are round, the "stick on" solutions dont work either.

Johnsons floor wax?

Sounds like the best solution - but can not even google it?
I can find som "Johnsons Paste Wax".
Can anyone point me in the right direction, and is it available in Europe?

I am going crazy because of good 360 pictures ruined.
With all this nano technologi, it should be possible to find a really good solution?
Price doesnt matter at all, if it works well, and even if you dont wanna use loads of money, well, you use almost nothing :rollgrin:

8) Peter
Paste Wax is what is shown in the OP video.

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Re: secret hack that works. keep water drops off your gopro

Postby edt » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:50 pm

yeah it's this yellowish paste wax, been around for I guess 100 years? I called it floor wax, paste wax is what it's called officially, sorry for the confusion. As far as I can tell it doesn't seem to ruin the original coating either, but like they say use at your own risk.

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Re: secret hack that works. keep water drops off your gopro

Postby RedSky » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:47 am

That guy in the first video has the battery panel open wtf!

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Re: secret hack that works. keep water drops off your gopro

Postby edt » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:19 am

I know I'm dumb lol

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Re: secret hack that works. keep water drops off your gopro

Postby sflinux » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:51 pm

Clark Little recommends the tongue lick method too:
https://www.theinertia.com/culture/shor ... ve-to-see/


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