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#1 pb28188

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:06 PM

I just bought a thermal lens for my profiler. How should I clean it without breaking the seal.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:09 PM

Well here's an easy way to do it. Get a moist microfiber, such as the mask bag. Wipe the lenses lightly, so water and whatnot doesnt drip around. Then get a new microfiber and clean it dry.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:53 PM

I use water and toilet paper, nothing else. Pour some water over the lens, wipe the the paint off with toilet paper, then dry and remove streaks with a dry piece.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 05:29 PM

No^ not toilet paper. Its too rough and it doesnt clean all the way.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 05:45 PM

No^ not toilet paper. Its too rough and it doesnt clean all the way.


It's worked for me for a very long time. I'm not sure what you mean by it's too rough or it doesn't clean all the way. It cleans all the paint off and doesn't scratch. Of course oI also love my family enough to buy Quilted Northern instead of an industrial grade 80 grit toilet paper for 15 cents a roll.

Also you do want to rinse the lens off before touching it with anything, whether it's toilet paper or a microfiber bag. Rinsing them washes off loose dust and dirt. If you just go at it with a moist clothe an particulate matter is still there to get ground against the lens under the cloth

Edited by dosh, 21 April 2013 - 06:07 PM.


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 06:25 PM

Ehh toilet paper can work. What I meant was referring to like paper towels. But toilet paper gets soggy and bits come out and make it a pain to use, at least for me when comparing it to microfiber.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 06:32 PM

I agree about paper towels. If you use toilet paper you have to go over it a second time with clean dry pieces to buff it, which works well. Otherwise it ends up exactly like you said. The reason why I prefer it is because I want to keep my I4 bag clean, and it's cheaper than buying microfiber rags. But microfiber is a good solution too.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:01 PM

If you look in the automotive section of a wal-mart or similar store they have microfibers in like 5-packs for super cheap usually.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:14 PM

Plexus and microfiber

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 05:22 AM

Baby shampoo seems to do the job just fine.I've also used it on dive masks.

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