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

#16 User is offline   Eskimo 

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 12:50 PM

lol. I used some Extreame rage lense antifog on my thermal and now I have a perminant smear on my leasne.

Now I need a new lense.

Good thing I got the Proto Switch lense.
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Posted 15 August 2008 - 02:16 PM

ahhhh so many answers, but i guess i should get a new mf cloth and ill try the alcohol. thanks guys
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Posted 15 August 2008 - 07:40 PM

View PostDeath Envoy, on Aug 15 2008, 02:16 PM, said:

ahhhh so many answers, but i guess i should get a new mf cloth and ill try the alcohol. thanks guys

Alcohol is only used as a Sterilizer, not as a Cleaner on solid objects.

If you want the Best Results in cleaning the Lens on your Mask, get the Plexus.
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Posted 15 August 2008 - 07:50 PM

I mix a squirt of Dawn dishsoap and a bunch of water in a spray bottle and then use paper towels. I don't scratch, and I've not seen any problems with my lenses. Dawn really helps with the smear factor.
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Posted 17 August 2008 - 01:02 PM

I use lense cleaner and a soft rag. Works like a charm.
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Posted 17 August 2008 - 01:47 PM

If your tap water has large mineral deposits in it, some parts of your mask may look a bit cloudy. If you can, try to get a hold of some distilled water, you know, that water that's sold by the grocery store entrance?

Just as everybody has been saying, take a look at Plexus, that stuff does wonders. But first, you must remove all the excess paint from your lense.

If you get a bit of splatter or spray on your lense during a game, don't try to wipe it off with your glove, even if it has a microfiber pad on it. This will only smear the paint on your lense. Leave it be while on the field, but as soon as you get to the staging area, wash the spray off with some water.
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Posted 27 August 2008 - 10:21 PM

Sorry to bring this back up. Most times I carry a Microfiber cloth and use that. But, toilet paper seems to work very well too. One of the fields here keeps a couple rolls on a wooden dowel with a spray bottle near bye inside the dead box. I was surprised how well it works.

Just make sure you get decent TP.
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Posted 27 August 2008 - 10:45 PM

microfiber... hands down best choice...
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Posted 27 August 2008 - 11:53 PM

Microfiber and Plexus.
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Posted 24 September 2008 - 06:05 PM

Ive no Plexus, but I got a microfiber cloth and it helps more than anything Ive ever used, without even getting it wet. The Dawn really did help with the smear factor though, thanks I.K.E.
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Posted 24 September 2008 - 06:08 PM

View PostJNelson4850, on Aug 14 2008, 09:52 PM, said:

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.

EXACTLY WHAT I WAS GOING TO SAY!

DO NOT use Windex or alcohol, they WILL weaken your lens and will become unsafe. The last thing you want is to get shot in the lens and have the ball shatter the lens and you lose one eye or both!!!!'

I use Lens cleaning spray that has anti fog built in when I'm out playing. After a day of play I usually use a soft towel and water, then use the anti-fog spray to finish it all up.
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Posted 26 September 2008 - 08:48 PM

Personally, I just use a rag and rub the paint off, but I also have tinted mirror lenses. I just take a rag or shirt and rub the outside of the lense until it becomes clean and shiny again. Then I know that it is ready for playing.
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Posted 30 September 2008 - 07:54 AM

Yeah water and a paper towel/shirt/rag works great for cleaning in between games. but a good take the lens out and clean it is good to do after every day.
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Posted 30 September 2008 - 08:29 AM

microfiber .. they're pretty cheap too
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 09:27 PM

Well first: This is probably the most misspelled word on this forum: LENS!!! Not Lense.

Ok, now, I try to use plexus, in my opinion it's the best b/c it's made for that purpose. For other things, I usually use water at my house when I can take the lens out. That's one thing I really appreciate, that my Proto can take the lens out quickly. For the outside, I can use paper towels, cotton cloth, or a big microfiber, but that is my last choice, since I only use that for the inside of my thermal. Since the Proto manual says that the inner lens scratches easily, I don't want to mess up the optical quality just because I was careless with what I wiped it with. I never wash it with water b/c that may prematurely separate the lenses.

I was recently at an event where I was lucky enough to place my stuff next to this kind man named Joe. For lens cleaning, he uses two small spray bottles, one with water, the other with diluted (I think) Johnsons (or Johnson & Johnsons) baby shampoo. It worked great. First the shampoo, then a little H2O, and wipe, clean! I was surprised. I might have to use that, as Plexus is pretty expensive.
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