View Full Version : Extending Hood Life


03-07-2015, 03:40 PM
Using a lens protector on your hood will greatly extend it's life but I add one more trick to help it last longer.

The lens protector has a sticky strip at each end that holds the protector to the lens but I've found that overspray can still get behind the protector and get on the lens so I apply masking tape all around the protector to seal it to the lens. The hood is a great mask when you have a beard or wear glasses and protecting the lens will make the hood last a lot longer.


04-19-2015, 09:30 AM
Thanks for the tip Len, I will mask mine up before next spray.

07-04-2015, 10:19 AM
I have used saran wrap over my more expensive hood lens for years. It also can be used to cover your
air gauge lens if it is polycarb.

10-18-2015, 02:06 PM
Have you used your hood again?


10-18-2015, 02:59 PM
Yup, and I love it. I did tape the protective lens up like Len recommended and I have not doubt it helps preserve the permanent part of the lens under the protective (changeable) lens.