cleaning techniques

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by pdh, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    having just returned from holiday, I've bunged a load of stuff in the washing machine and as I hung it out to dry, my polarising filter and a lens cleaning cloth fell out of the pocket of a jacket. I was using the "delicates" cycle, of course ...

    as my summicron is looking a bit grubby, i thought i might try this technique on it next time I have load to do ...
     
  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Paul, be sure to use a fabric softener. This will prevent spots from forming on the glass and use warm water for the rinse cycle.....
    I would not suggest using a dryer but just use the air dry procedure..... this will keep the lens lube from leaking in the dryer and making a mess....
    Let me know how it works....and please post a vid or some pics....
    thanks and good luck Doc....
    your special patient...
     
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  3. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Helpful pointers, Mr. S.
    This DIY approach has really given me food for thought
    I have just fished an old toothbrush out of the bin, as I think it could be good for getting the dust off my E-P2's sensor, especially if I use a dab of Fairy Liquid
     
  4. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Come on Paul.... A toothbrush.
    Be a pro ... A wire brush followed by 220 grit sand paper...
    Man, step it up already.......
     
  5. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    Just take it down the street to that little feisty dog you sometimes have photographed and let him give a few good licks.:biggrin:
     
  6. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    BB, puhleeze..... dat's in humain...... afterall, Paul is a very respectable man.....
    sheeeesh
     
  7. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    you say that, but you haven't met the dawg ...

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  8. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    you say that but you haven't met my ex wife...

    Can't post a photo as it's against guidelines...
     
  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    I need a wagging finger emoticon. (not like a tail wagging)