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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-27-2018, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Scope glass cleaning? Delicate Proper tools?

Proper way to clean glass..? I have a lenspen... it has the brush and the other circle side. What is the proper correct stuff to utilize?

I almost feel like even an eyeglass cloth is not soft enough. If you get a booger on it, what do you use for a cleaner? Is there a kit of sorts or products made for this? I know to not spray onto the lens or douse it. How do you get the grit out of the area around the lens on the casing?

Last thing I want is to start working grit into the lenses. I almost always have the covers closed, so not often stuff gets in there, but I see a couple specks
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for the grid inside the walls of your scope. Try a lil air out of a compressor that should get rid of the grid.Ive used the lenspen also from Luepold seems to work 1 end got the brush the other got the cleaner on it.

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I use a lens blower to remove dust. Dish soap and warm water is the only way I actually clean any of my waterproof optical lenses.
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I mostly use a lens pen, or some eye glass cleaner and the microfiber cloth that comes with many scopes/glasses.

Air from a compressor or air duster would be good for blowing out dust. Most quality scopes are coated to be scratch resistant. I suppose if you really wanted to get technical, I would use a quality cleaning solution and lens cleaning paper. That's what I use on my lenses in my DSLR camera.
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Get a lens brush that is used for camera lens. It will have a blower attached. Get lens cleaner for camera lens and lens tissue. The scope lens is optical glass and should be cleaned and cared for just like a camera lens. Remember the lens has optical coatings that are easily damaged.

You can get the above zt a camera store, Amazon and pfobably Walmart.
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I take the gun to the sink and with the flexible spray thingy, turn the gun/glass so gravity will have the water run down out of the lens into the sink, and spray up against the lens. All scopes are sealed for submersion so the water has no adverse effect, no different than a rainstorm. The water lubricates the glass surface so grit will slide across without scratching and gravity takes any/all grit out safely. Every nook and cranny is flushed clean looking like a right out of the box scope. You just have a few remaining droplets to dry off just like raindrops. Then if you have something like an oil smear you can clean it with lens cleaner without fear of picking up some tiny speck of grit stuck around the edge of the lens and scratching it as you wipe.
Regarding using any sort of compressed air other than a manually operated bulb, anyone that works with precision glass will tell you to never use compressed air. Any hard object, sand, grit becomes a high speed projectile, on a larger scale it is called sandblasting. Do it enough times and you will see tiny chip marks.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-28-2018, 04:37 AM
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tundragriz, I like your method. After cleaning lens, I apply Rain-X as it repels water for some time.
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