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  1. adambfarmer

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    My 2 year old got her dirty little fingers ahold of my ND filters. I'm curious what is the best method to clean these? Any household stuff work or is there a cleaner out there that would be better?
    I've got microfiber towels.


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  2. Patrick

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    you can use a lint free cloth, but personally i use a lens cleaning pen to make sure i dont' scratch it.
     
  3. adambfarmer

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    I just looked at some lens cleaning pens. I'm going to order one. But I need something a little more heavy duty. Got some stuff caked on them. Do they scratch that easy?
    Hope they're not ruined.


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  4. WetDog

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    Dish soap, warm water, lint free cloth. I'm presuming your protege marked the lens cover - the clear protector than unscrews to show you the naked objective lens. If that's the case, unscrew it and soak it in a dilute solution of dish soap and water. Even if it is gunked on chocolate ice cream, it should loosen after time.

    Worst case scenario and the cover is scratched - new ones are cheap.
     
  5. adambfarmer

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    Thanks. I'm going to try dawn. Its basically all six of my Polar Pro ND filters. That's not cheap for me. I paid $120. Thanks again.


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  6. Air Ontario

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    That and then wipe with the microfibre should work.
     
  7. WetDog

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    ALL of them? Ouch. It could have been worse, I suppose. She could have tried to see why the gimbal won't rotate 360 degrees....
     
  8. Sinisalo

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    I agree with the warm water comment, you don't necessarily need soap though, you may even want to soak them in a contact lens solution first. Let them air dry and use a lenspen or micro fiber cloth to finish it. I personally have something to blow the dust off if I need to in the field, a set of microfiber cloths, a lenspen, and a set of "Mobile Cloths". The mobile cloths are cool because they can wipe away oil from your tablet screen but I don't use them for my filters because they can leave small statically charged particles behind, not really noticeable on the tablet but on the filter it is a problem. The mobile cloths also allegedly wipe away bacteria sanitizing your display as well. You should use the bulb duster to blow away dust, then use the brush side of a lens pen to wipe away dust that won't blow away. Then use a micro fiber cloth to wipe away dust that won't brush away. Then use the lenspen to clean any oil/fingerprints off the lense.
     
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