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Rain-x. Win!

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Re: Rain-x. Win!

Postby WD Pro » Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:52 pm

I am not so sure on two counts :

• You only need a very small amount for a gopro lens - maybe the pump would deliver to much / in the wrong places unless very carefully used.

• Rain x can kill some plastic and rubber materials quite quickly, especially when in liquid form i.e. not dried - test the spray bottle well before leaving it full / with your kit for a period of time. There will be a selection of plastics and rubbers used in the spray head that will need to be resistant.

Just my thoughts, each to their own ;-)

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Re: Rain-x. Win!

Postby PTCX » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:23 pm

PTCX wrote:The thing with Rain-X is it beads the water and then some wind pressure from movement is needed to push the beads off the lens.With licking or spitting on the lens the water tends to spread off the lens in sheets so it will work better in a slow moving or stationary situation.Use with regular re-application of tongue.

In the interest of health and safety I feel I must inform the community of a problem I discovered with licking lenses.
On a recent outing to an aquarium I was regularly licking the lenses on my GoPro's to keep the water sheeting off as they were in and out of the water a lot.The consequences of this got very ugly over the next couple of days.Trough licking the lens I picked up a Giardia infection and that is no pic-nic I assure you.In some people (children,elderly) this could prove fatal through dehydration if not treated fast.
Treatment is simply taking some antibiotics.
So in the interest of your health do not lick lenses in places where Giardia may be present.Anywhere that a surface or water is exposed to animal waste is a high risk area.In the ocean you probably safe but in rivers,ponds or lakes where there is livestock present don't lick.Aquariums are a definite no lick zone.
So instead just spit on the lens and rub it around with you fingers just to be safe.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giardia
http://www0.health.nsw.gov.au/factsheet ... iasis.html
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001333/
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Re: Rain-x. Win!

Postby WD Pro » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:49 pm

Nice ... :|

Glad you are OK :D

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