Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Best thing to clean scope Lenses

  1. #1

    Best thing to clean scope Lenses

    Hi all

    just a quick one what do you guys use to clean your scope lenses ?


  2. #2
    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy!
    Another 7mm08 shooter!

  3. #3
    Clean cloth and methylated spirit...or malt whisky.

  4. #4
    SD Regular bobjs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Tidworth/on here/or at Downton Abbey.
    Blog Entries
    View my Gallery (39)View my Gallery (39)
    Lidl W5 spectacle cleaner


    WARNING: LUPUS IS A KILLER, lets support them in the need to find out what it is, what causes it and how do we defeat it. Donating to LUPUS UK | LUPUS UK

    Living with Lupus - YouTube

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by bobjs View Post
    I have to agree with bob, they are just the job and not expensive. Just brush of any dust grit and then wipe down.

  6. #6
    I have these and they work a treat....

  7. #7
    Soap water to get rid of greases and dust.
    touch up with lens cloth.

  8. #8
    Lidl spec cleaning wipes are excellent. Use air can or blower brush to remove big bits then if you have access cotton wool bud dipped in meths, start in center and circular /spiral outwards.

    Breath on lens and polish with lint free tissue.

    Most modern coatings are hard but older german scopes the coatings can be v easily scratched.

    As I use microscopes daily I have access to lens cleaning tissue and our service engineer actually uses a chamois leather to polish the lenses.

    It helps to use sunshades with butler creeks to keep objective protected, however simple protector is a bit of cling film kept in place by a rubber band.


  9. #9
    Solution 30 lens cleaner for glasses or any lens,free from any optician,failling that,

    The above from halfords for your windsceen,been using on my glasses and scope and seem to bead the water nicely.I would never encourage any use of toilet paper,or kitchen roll,wood based products which will ruin and scratch your lense.a chamois or microfibre glasses cloth should be used.

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by ejg View Post
    Soap water to get rid of greases and dust.
    touch up with lens cloth.
    Agree with that......... I usually use a blower and a soft bristle paintbrush not used for anything else to get rid of any dust but then a mild handsoap and water on the rare occasion I need to clean smudge marks from lenses.

    Soap and water works well on my plastic lensed glasses and they usually get done twice a week, now almost 2 years and they're not showing any signs of damage or wear. Result.

    I use either a towel or just the end of a bit of rolled up tissue to dab the lenses dry..... certainly no rubbing or anything like that. The slight bit of soap left behind naturally helps any wet to roll off.



Similar Threads

  1. Cleaning Bino lenses
    By Bertie Leblanc in forum Equipment & Accessories
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-05-2013, 09:36
  2. HD lenses
    By prometheus in forum Equipment & Accessories
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 03-08-2012, 08:54
  3. .243 - to clean or not to clean?!
    By BunnyDoom in forum Cleaning, Gunsmithing and Equipment Care
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: 05-06-2012, 07:42
  4. Contact Lenses
    By paul dillon in forum Deer Stalking General
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-05-2011, 19:01
  5. contact lenses
    By fly tyer in forum Deer Stalking General
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 18-01-2010, 20:22

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts