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    Default Lens/eyepiece cleaning solution?



    Is there a favorite, homemade solution for cleaning corrector plate lens and eyepiece lens?
    Any preferred type of wipes (kleenex, paper towels...)?
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    Default Re: Lens/eyepiece cleaning solution?

    I've been using Lens Pens for years. Really easy to use. They work great for light contamination. Just make sure to remove loose dust with a camel hair brush or lens blower first.

    Corrector plates are fairly tough. When I got my C8 from my dad, it had been stored in his workshop, so the corrector was grungy.
    Windex and kleenex cleaned it up just fine.

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    Default Re: Lens/eyepiece cleaning solution?

    For eye pieces I usually start with a camel hair blower brush. Then a q-tip wrapped with unscented white Kleenex lightly dampened with the standard 3 to 1 distilled water and 90% alcohol mix. Follow with dry Kleenex gently blotting dry. No wiping with any pressure. Use care that it is only lightly moistened so no liquid gets into the lens.
    For the corrector, I do the same without the q-tips. Remove dust, lightly swab with wet Kleenex, blot dry with dry Kleenex. Some like to use cotton balls for the corrector lens. I prefer using just Kleenex.
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