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Old 03-15-2019, 10:49 PM
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Default Looking for optics cleaning kit

As my eyes get older I find optics on my rifles more often.
What optic cleaning kits do y'all recommend?
I'm finding my scopes increasing in quality & price so proper maintenance is becoming more important.


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Good question. Maybe using my shirt isn't the best thing to use.

I use those cloth wipes that are for glasses. They seem to work.
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I don't clean them, but if I have to I use canned air, a eye makeup bush, the lens cloth that came with the optic, and my breath. I make sure the lens cloth is clean, and I progressively utilize different areas of the cloth during the cleaning process.
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Go to a camera store or B&H Photo and buy a lens cleaning kit. Don't use any compressed air on your scopes.
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Go to a camera store or B&H Photo and buy a lens cleaning kit. Don't use any compressed air on your scopes.
This^. Georgeís in San Diego has a nice compact kit in a waterproof plastic case for cheap.

And breath isnít very clean. Full of nasty stuff.
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If you read the optics that the scope came with, they say don't clean them, but if you absolutely have to use the lens cloth that they provide. There's nothing you can do, but what I found that works for me was what I posted. If you use these suggested kits, you'll end up with streaked up lenses, not imeditlly, but hours latter.
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Look up optics cleaning kit at Amazon and you'll see some kits from Vortex, Nikon, and the camera world.
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[Yes my Vortex instructions sys use the cloth that they provide, and if a cleaning kit is used, use one for coated lenses, or breath, small amount of pure water, or alcohol can be used on stubborn stains, Loupold say don't clean them unless absolutely necessary. So that tells me, which I already knew, that it is best to follow the manufactures suggested method.
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