Posted by Will M. on 3/14/2014
Your paintball mask is an extremely important piece of
paintball equipment, so taking care of it should be a top priority. These quick-tips
are designed for new players, and will help you keep your mask clean and your
1) Reapply your anti-fog spray! This one is for players using single-pane
lenses. Always make sure you have cleaned your maskís lens, and apply a fresh
layer of anti-fog spray before hitting the field. If you forget to apply your anti-fog
spray, you will quickly be reminded once you are playing!
2) Donít let that paint sit. Got hit in the mask while
playing? Clean it off when you are off the field. Do not leave paint on your lens! It will
deteriorate the lens over time, and some paint can stain your lens. Make sure
to get into the nooks and crannies where the lens meets the frame Ė paint left
in those crevices can eat away at, and weaken the lens.
3) Take care of your thermal lens. Thermal lenses are dual-paned
lenses, which are sealed together by glue and foam. This helps regulate the
temperature of your lens and reduces fogging. Never submerge your goggles under
water. The foam barrier between the lens panes is porous, and if you get water
between your lens panes, you will have to throw the lens away. To properly
clean your dual-pane lens, apply water to a clean towel or cloth, and carefully
wipe any paint off of the outer lens. Do
not use paper towel on the inside lens, as it will scratch. We recommend using
a micro-fiber cloth on the inside lens.
4) Bring a microfiber cloth onto the field with you. Wiping paint-spray
or bunker-rub off with a regular cloth or your hand can cause smearing and
distorted vision. Quickly cleaning off any paint with a microfiber cloth will
give you a superior clean and enable you to see clearly.
5) Change that lens out. Paintball lenses will need to be
changed eventually. If your lens has pits or scrapes, it is probably time to
change it. If you play often, we recommend changing your lens yearly.
6) Do NOT use Windex or other glass cleaners on your
paintball mask. These are glass cleaners, not polycarbonate lens cleaners.
Using glass cleaner will damage your lens.
With these basic tips, you are set to hit the field without
the worry of fog ruining your day! Always wear your mask when playing
paintball, and play safe! Have questions about mask maintenance? Ask below!