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    Default Cleaning the lens.



    Hi guys!

    Now I've been trying to clean the lens on my eyepiece, but just can't them super clean... I used screen cleaning spray, because it evaporates quickly, and I just sprayed it on a cotton swab and cleaned them with it. The problem is that no matter what I try, small hairs from the cotton always stick to the lens and I get some extra mustaches on the views. How do you clean your lens? Any tips?

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    Default Re: Cleaning the lens.

    I think I've cleaned two in the past year, and then only because someone put a finger on 'em at a public outreach event. (That's why I never use good eyepieces at those "country fairs".

    Not much is better than one of those squeeze-bulb "thingies" that photographers use to blow off the initial dust, etc. However, if you're using "cotton balls", make darn sure they're 100% cotton.

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    Default Re: Cleaning the lens.

    2 words

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    Default Re: Cleaning the lens.

    Quote Originally Posted by smeyer8015 View Post
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    Lens Pen...
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    Two more words.

    I agree...

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    Default Re: Cleaning the lens.

    I just heard for those pens for the first time, and I'll definitely buy one, because I'm not in need of extra decals on what I view haha. Thanks for the help!
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    Default Re: Cleaning the lens.

    I would recommend a microfiber cloth made just for eyeglasses. Anything else is just risking scratching the lenses.

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    Default Re: Cleaning the lens.

    I have a microfiber cloth, but it's too thick to clean the lens good, and there is always dust left at the edges

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    Default Re: Cleaning the lens.

    When i bought my new scope i ordered microfiber cloth and i just clean them with it and i must say it does a good job

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    Default Re: Cleaning the lens.

    I use compressed air from a can. The kind used for cleaning electronics. Does anyone see anything wrong with compressed air from a can for cleaning ep's?

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    Default Re: Cleaning the lens.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom62e View Post
    I use compressed air from a can. The kind used for cleaning electronics. Does anyone see anything wrong with compressed air from a can for cleaning ep's?
    I don't recommend air in a can, due to the pressure and the chemicals in it, it can do some damage. Have you ever noticed how the air can quickly freeze (white film) on the surface of what you're spraying?
    Get a camera rubber bulb lens cleaner, and a Lens pen. You can't beat the combo.
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