09-27-2017 02:59 AM
I watched a video on how to reduce the water marks for gopro, so I bought Rain-X last night to test it on my camera. Now I'm curiuos, is it safe to apply Rain-X on Hero 5's lense? Even with screen protector?
09-27-2017 04:27 AM
Rain-X and products like it work by causing the water to bead up. You need wind to blow the droplets off of the lens. By using the spit method, it causes the water to spread evenly over the lens. You won't get distortion and the water won't bead which is what you want to avoid.
09-27-2017 11:19 AM
Granted, water does come off of the flat lens much better than it did in the old dome style of the Hero HD and Hero2, but it's still an issue when the camera is in and out of the water repeatedly or subject to spray Licking, or spitting on and rinsing, the lens remains the best option.
To properly apply Rain-X, let it dry into a haze and then buff with a soft lint free cloth until the haze is removed.
Per the directions:
Remove final haze with a dry cloth or by sprinkling water onto the haze and wiping with a paper towel
09-27-2017 11:30 AM - edited 09-27-2017 11:31 AM
RainX does its job you simply follow the box instructions, done. you know what works best @????
apply it correctly it will do its job. Do not use paper towels use a micro fiber cloth
09-27-2017 11:39 AM
I agree about using a soft, lint free cloth (fiber cloth) which is why I mentioned it. Rain-X is the one giving the recommendation of using a paper towel. I copied the directions from their web site to point out that a haze is normal, expected, and desired to achieve complete coverage. It just needs to be buffed off.