Taking a flame to your new mask might sound like a silly thing to do, but it’s the tried and tested method for keeping your snorkel mask fog free by removing the thin layer of silicon on the glass as a result of the production process. It also works wonders for removing oils or sun screen residue for older masks which again will make your mask foggy. Follow along with this quick video to see how you can safely do it your self.
Video Key Points
- Make sure your mask is tempered glass, and not acrylic. Most masks are tempered and will have the text “Tempered” written in small font somewhere on the glass itself.
- Move the flame over the entire surface of the mask without staying in one spot for too long.
- If the glass gets too hot to touch remove the flame until it cools down or else you run the risk of damaging the rubber skirt.
- Fog and soot are normal and can be washed out later with baby shampoo and water.
- Repeat the burning process if your mask continues to fog up on your snorkel.