Can I Use Rain-X on my Binocular or Riflescope?

Customers may ask if it’s possible to use Rain-X on binoculars or riflescopes. Here’s what some industry experts recommend.

That’s a common question you may hear from hunters, but they’re not the only ones who wear corrective lenses and wonder about using this popular product. Anglers, bikers, hikers, trail runners, birdwatchers, skiiers, snowboarders and competitive shooters at some point have issues with rain and humidity.

In summer 2019 while doing a trail running event, my glasses became terribly and consistently fogged from humidity. It was miserable not being able to see clearly. I tried some of the highly recommended Cat Crap anti-fog cleaner, but initially that didn’t work as well as I’d like. I’m still giving it a try. My next option is this Oakley cleaning and water-repelling unit. We’ll see how that goes.

I’ve used Rain-X products on my vehicle’s external glass for years, including the wiper blades. Rain-X is a synthetic, temporary hydrophobic product that causes water to bead on glass and some other surfaces. On the the company’s FAQ page, a couple of good questions are answered including about whether Rain-X products can be used on acrylic, tinted windows, home windows and solar panels, among other items. 

Regarding use on tinted glass and Rain-X’s Anti-Fog product, the company’s FAQ response is, “No. This product needs to be used on clear glass that is void of anything else on it such as tints.” READ MORE

by Alan Clemons

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