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

    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

    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

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    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

    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

    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

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