Originally Posted by Greylocks
DEET and airsoft gun's ABS plastic and rubber dont mix. Same for goggle's plastic. DEET melts it all or severely destroys the finish.
Keep that in mind with your choices.
Definitely something to keep in mind. Personally, after ruining a few reels on fishing expeditions, I smartened up, and put latex gloves on first, applied the DEET, took the latex gloves off, then just usually dealt with my hands not being covered in mosquito repellant.