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    Whats the best and safest way to clean a scope? How does one clean the lenses?
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    Hi Ian

    I use Lens Pen Hunter Pro the same they use on cameras and binoculars lenses. Check this website:
    http://www.outdoorphotoshop.co.za/ca...categoryID=107
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    My problem is that we went hunting last weekend and the wind nearly blew us away!
    Because of the strong wind, I have sand on my lense. Cant I use clean running water to get rid of this sand?
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    Your scope should be waterproof, but you never know.
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    LLoyd,
    maybe you could have an answer to my question. I bought the MTC from you. Will it be okay to have running water on my lenses to get the sand out? I dont want to void the warrantee on the scope.
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    Same way you clean spectacles. Use compressed air to blow out the sand first.
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    Dont you think running water would be safer? The air pressure mixed with sand might scratch the lense?
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    If it's too dirty, why don't you try a vacuum cleaner first from close distance to the lens to lift the most dirt and suck it, instead of blowing and pushing.
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    Dont go hunting again when the wind is blowing that strong... That would be my advice...
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    Buy a leupold lenspen go to a camera shop and get some lens cleaning fluid alternativly buy a camera cleaning kit.

    A few drops/spray on the lens and wipe of gently with a lenspen or microfiber cloth.
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    I like sordfishes idea followed by Avi's. Start with a soft brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner followed by the cleaning fluid and lens pen. I'm not sure that water is the best idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avi View Post
    Buy a leupold lenspen go to a camera shop and get some lens cleaning fluid alternativly buy a camera cleaning kit.

    A few drops/spray on the lens and wipe of gently with a lenspen or microfiber cloth.
    Only use the lenspen when the lens is clean.

    Microfiber and cleaning fluid is the way to go.
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    If all of the above fail, Vim and steel wool.
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    LMBO!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrianv View Post
    If all of the above fail, Vim and steel wool.
    Yes, for powerful rifle, IAN needs powerful cleaner.

    Back on the topic, I wouldn't trust submerging the scope fully in water. It's filled with nitrogen, so the body should be waterproof but I have removed the side parallax knob on my N/S before and the insulation of the mechanism for turning the knob is only one rubber ring under the knob. The rubber should hold water if spalshed by rain but if it's fully submerged I think some water can penetrate the mechanism inside.
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