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Cleaning your lens... Know the best way to clean paint smears off your lens? Rate Topic: -----

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 10:42 AM

Well, ive been using my JT Full Head Coverage mask for awhile, but i always have problems cleaning paint smears fully. Ive tried many ways, but can someone suggest the ways they found most helpful?
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 10:44 AM

There are shamees. I use water and soft paper towel. If really bad I use a little windex and immediately use water right after.

For anti-fog coating windex is not good to use.


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Posted 14 August 2008 - 10:46 AM

i tried the windex one, and its not so good, but ill try to get a shamee.
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 10:49 AM

I call them shamees - but they are micro clothes for lens cleaning.


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Posted 14 August 2008 - 10:54 AM

I use water, and a microfiber cloth. Works every time for my grills. I pat dry the anti fog curing on the back of the lens and lightly rub the smears off the front with the MF cloth.
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 11:07 AM

I use a 50/50 alcohol/water mix and a microfiber.
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 11:20 AM

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 11:58 AM

Ahem, shamee is spelled Chamois...I should know how to spell it, cus I use a chamois all the time on my truck to avoid scratches on the paint after washing.

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Plain Ol Water and a Lint Free Terry Cloth (a package of 3 or more can be bought at most Auto Supply & Parts Store) or if you want, order a can of THIS STUFF and use a Lint Free Terry Cloth.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:17 PM

Always rinse with water first to avoid rubbing something into your lens that may scratch. Then use a damp lint free cloth to wipe lenses clean. Dry with another lint free cloth. Evenly apply anti-fog treatment, allow to dry, then buff to a light haze.
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:27 PM

View PostEvil Fingers, on Aug 14 2008, 11:58 AM, said:

Ahem, shamee is spelled Chamois...I should know how to spell it, cus I use a chamois all the time on my truck to avoid scratches on the paint washing.

Back on Topic:

Plain Ol Water and a Lint Free Terry Cloth (a package of 3 or more can be bought at most Auto Supply & Parts Store) or if you want, order a can of THIS STUFF and use a Lint Free Terry Cloth.

http://www.plexuspla...com/frames.html

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:32 PM

I'm too afraid to wipe the inside of my thermal lens with anything :happy:. I don't know why I'd use a happy face for that. What do people use for the inside only? I usually dry it with compressed air or dab it until it's dry.
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 06:30 PM

View PostTy29, on Aug 14 2008, 02:32 PM, said:

I'm too afraid to wipe the inside of my thermal lens with anything :D. I don't know why I'd use a happy face for that. What do people use for the inside only? I usually dry it with compressed air or dab it until it's dry.
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Try using Plain Water, because thats what is recommeneded to clean the inside of a Thermal Lens.

And to wipe it clean and dry, use a Lint Free Terry Cloth and you will be able to see more clearly than before.
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 06:35 PM

I agree with EF. I use water on my thermals for my Events, and then spray a bit of anti fog on 'em and then dab them dry with a microfiber cloth.
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 06:44 PM

I rinse mine under water. After every day of play, I take my pro vantage, take the lense out, clean it, then rinse the mask off with water. Keeps every thing looking new, except the scratches on the lense.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 06:52 PM

Plexus is GREAT stuff, and a Chamois works well or a micro-fiber cloth like JT's wizard cloth works well inside and out. AVOID WINDEX and Alcohol..... Those are caustic substances that will cause the Lexan to become brittle... No Good.
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