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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:59 pm 
How do you clean a uv filter? I know it's ok to use a soft cloth, but in the case of grease stains, can mild soap and water be used?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:07 pm 
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:D :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:15 pm 
But seriously.... There are all kinds of cleaning tissues available. Possibly easier to find could be the moist tissues for cleaning spectacles. They contain isopropyl alcohol and I expect them to be safe to use. Glasses can have anti-glare coatings too after all.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:18 pm 
Am i right to assume that a lens cleaner and fluid is good to use?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 6:39 pm 
I use a cheap camlink lens cleaning kit, I wouldn't clean the actual glass but on a filter it seems to work just fine, has fluid, tissues, cotton buds, cloth and a blower brush. Paid £3 I think.

Amazon has it a £1.99
http://www.amazon.co.uk/CamLink-CK1-Cam ... B001GCVESI

hth,


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 6:47 pm 
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I laughed so hard at Cam-I-am's picture

I clean my filters with some LCD screen cleaning fluid, and a microfiber cloth. Works great.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:44 am 
Most cleaner is not made to clean AR coating. Make sure what you get is good for that. If you have a good optical shop there, see of you can buy the wipes that are made for AR coating and it will not streak of smear.

I know about this because I have worn glasses a long time and when I got AR stuff coated on my lens, I just could not get them clean at all. Until I found that stuff.

Hope that helps.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:17 pm 
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Lenspen, I use it for cleaning everything, filters, lenses & displays.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:48 am 
Here is what I DO.

1. Take a lens pen and brush away any specks of dust.

2. Take a microfiber and a tiny bit of lens cleaner and clean the lens.

3. Take the DRY side of the cloth and Finnish wiping both sides until dry and FREE of dirt.

4. Attach back onto lens.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:28 pm 
I carry with me an eye dropper bottle filled with car wash detergent. Yes! Car wash detergent. Hold the filter by the ring. Apply a very, very small drop of the detergent onto the lens. With a soft lint free cloth, beginning from the middle, do little circles towards the edge, ensuring that the lens is covered by the detergent. The detergent lifts any oil or grease. With another soft lint free cloth, remove the detergent from the lens, using the same method doing little circles from the centre to the edge. For a clear streak free finish I use a len cleaning cloth; the type you can find for cleaning eye glasses.

I have used Amway's SA8 detergent. It's a good detergent, but expensive to purchase. Be careful of dishwashing detergents, as some may contain salt. Salt is corrosive to metals.

Hope that this helps.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:23 pm 
Get Chuck Norris to fart on it.

Dust won't be anywhere near it.


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