Do's and Don't for Cleaning Your Scope Lens

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What is the proper method to clean scope lenses ?

Do's and Don't for Cleaning Your Scope Lens

The first thing you should know about cleaning a Simmons scope (or any rifle scope, for that matter) is: Do not use any type of glass or flat surface cleaner! DO NOT use finger nail polish remover or Windex! These types of cleaners could strip the multi-coatings clean off scope lenses. The makers of Simmons scopes recommend the following method, which is used by their factory technicians:

1. Go to any full-service drug store and buy a bottle of acetone.
2. Use a soft brush or forced air to remove dust or debris from the lens surface.
3. Take a cotton swab and dip into the acetone.
4. Start in the middle of the dust free lens with the damp swab
5. Move the swab in a circular motion working your way to the outside edge of the lens.
6. When a swab dries, discard it and continue with a fresh damp swab.
7. Repeat the use of damp swabs until the lens surface is clean.

*Here's a tip: If you don't have acetone, you might just be able to get by with plain water and a clean lint free cloth.



9/9/2007 1:47:00 PM
spilperson said:

Most fingernail polish remover is acetone, unless it says acetone free.


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