Old 06-18-2008, 10:39 PM #1
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 300
Rep Power: 455
360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to 360freak
360freak 360freak is offline
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 300
Rep Power: 455
360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to 360freak
Default What to clean blue coated lens with?

My DX 200 came in and its amazing. However, theres some blooming around the dot after I attempted to clean it with a q tip. Im afraid to use nail polish remover or rubbing alcohol, because i dont know if that will remove the coating or not. Any suggestions? And is it ok to try to clean the diode window?


360freak is offline   Reply With Quote


















Old 06-18-2008, 10:48 PM #2
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 373
Rep Power: 14
climbak is a jewel in the roughclimbak is a jewel in the roughclimbak is a jewel in the roughclimbak is a jewel in the rough
climbak climbak is offline
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 373
Rep Power: 14
climbak is a jewel in the roughclimbak is a jewel in the roughclimbak is a jewel in the roughclimbak is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: What to clean blue coated lens with?

You're not really suppose to clean optics, but I would say maybe just water and a lens cloth maybe. Anyone please correct me if thats wrong. I would also say never try to clean the diode window. That's trouble waiting to happen.
climbak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2008, 11:15 PM #3
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 300
Rep Power: 455
360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to 360freak
360freak 360freak is offline
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 300
Rep Power: 455
360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to 360freak
Default Re: What to clean blue coated lens with?

I remember GooeyGus saying something about cleaning windows, so I know you can do that. But I don't see a problem with cleaning lenses. I do it all the time when my dot on my CNI laser gets bloomey from pocket fuzz and stuff.
360freak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2008, 12:36 AM #4
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 373
Rep Power: 14
climbak is a jewel in the roughclimbak is a jewel in the roughclimbak is a jewel in the roughclimbak is a jewel in the rough
climbak climbak is offline
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 373
Rep Power: 14
climbak is a jewel in the roughclimbak is a jewel in the roughclimbak is a jewel in the roughclimbak is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: What to clean blue coated lens with?

You could always use eyeglass cleaner. The coatings on lenses just aren't too terribly robust. Then again, a laser pointer generally doesnt need to have a super clean beam profile since our eyes cant pick up on slight imperfections. I guess I'm just use to dealing with optics that you just don't ever touch.
climbak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2008, 08:31 PM #5
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 300
Rep Power: 455
360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to 360freak
360freak 360freak is offline
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 300
Rep Power: 455
360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to 360freak
Default Re: What to clean blue coated lens with?

It's the dot thats not clean, not the beam. That's what I don't like.
360freak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2008, 08:43 PM #6
JLSE's Avatar
A.R Coated Madman
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: ɯɐǝq ssɐ-ǝʇıɹq ǝɥʇ puıɥǝq
Posts: 3,587
Rep Power: 717
JLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond repute
JLSE JLSE is offline
A.R Coated Madman
JLSE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: ɯɐǝq ssɐ-ǝʇıɹq ǝɥʇ puıɥǝq
Posts: 3,587
Rep Power: 717
JLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What to clean blue coated lens with?

Quote:
Originally Posted by climbak
You're not really suppose to clean optics, but I would say maybe just water and a lens cloth maybe. Anyone please correct me if thats wrong. I would also say never try to clean the diode window. That's trouble waiting to happen.
I came across an interesting method on Sam's FAQ a while back. I cant find the link, but it was simple enough (even for me) to remember. It said to take a clean piece of paper, dip it in your favorite solvent, and just drag it across the lens. I think it was to remove oily fingerprints. Acetone works well for glass, and pure alcohol for acrylic. Not too sure how well this works with coatings, but the friction involved is minimum. Also read somewhere around here that quartz is common in dust, so blowing it off may be a good idea prior to using this method.

Joe.
__________________
Recent Projects:
-----
JLSE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2008, 09:33 PM #7
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 300
Rep Power: 455
360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to 360freak
360freak 360freak is offline
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 300
Rep Power: 455
360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute360freak has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to 360freak
Default Re: What to clean blue coated lens with?

Don't you guys ever just clean off your lenses real quick when the dot gets messy?
360freak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2008, 01:10 AM #8
Class 1 Laser
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 98
Rep Power: 9
LikeitBright will become famous soon enough
LikeitBright LikeitBright is offline
Class 1 Laser
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 98
Rep Power: 9
LikeitBright will become famous soon enough
Default Re: What to clean blue coated lens with?

You can take a bit of lens tissue, soak it in ethanol or acetone (not plastic lenses - they melt) and drag it across the lens. Or sometimes you can flow an ethanol stream past a small lens element. A flow of warm clean water works well for optics with general dirt/dust on them though not oils naturally.
LikeitBright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2008, 09:53 AM #9
pseudolobster's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 1,734
Rep Power: 487
pseudolobster has a reputation beyond reputepseudolobster has a reputation beyond reputepseudolobster has a reputation beyond reputepseudolobster has a reputation beyond reputepseudolobster has a reputation beyond reputepseudolobster has a reputation beyond reputepseudolobster has a reputation beyond reputepseudolobster has a reputation beyond reputepseudolobster has a reputation beyond reputepseudolobster has a reputation beyond reputepseudolobster has a reputation beyond repute
pseudolobster pseudolobster is offline
Class 3R Laser
pseudolobster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 1,734
Rep Power: 487
pseudolobster has a reputation beyond reputepseudolobster has a reputation beyond reputepseudolobster has a reputation beyond reputepseudolobster has a reputation beyond reputepseudolobster has a reputation beyond reputepseudolobster has a reputation beyond reputepseudolobster has a reputation beyond reputepseudolobster has a reputation beyond reputepseudolobster has a reputation beyond reputepseudolobster has a reputation beyond reputepseudolobster has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What to clean blue coated lens with?

From everything I've heard, the coatings on DX laser lenses will rub off if you look at them wrong... Other lenses coatings can take a lot more abuse... For instance, I wasn't able to remove the coating from a single surface of an aixiz glass lens with any of the following: 99% acetone, 99% isopropanol, 95% petroleum ether, 99% trichloroethylene, or 40% ethanol. (rubbing with q-tips)

I suspect some coatings are a type of paint or lacquer or something, while others are metal vapors which have been fused to the glass.
__________________
Custom Text
pseudolobster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2008, 10:25 AM #10
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 733
Rep Power: 84
hydrogenman15 has a reputation beyond reputehydrogenman15 has a reputation beyond reputehydrogenman15 has a reputation beyond reputehydrogenman15 has a reputation beyond reputehydrogenman15 has a reputation beyond reputehydrogenman15 has a reputation beyond reputehydrogenman15 has a reputation beyond reputehydrogenman15 has a reputation beyond reputehydrogenman15 has a reputation beyond reputehydrogenman15 has a reputation beyond reputehydrogenman15 has a reputation beyond repute
hydrogenman15 hydrogenman15 is offline
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 733
Rep Power: 84
hydrogenman15 has a reputation beyond reputehydrogenman15 has a reputation beyond reputehydrogenman15 has a reputation beyond reputehydrogenman15 has a reputation beyond reputehydrogenman15 has a reputation beyond reputehydrogenman15 has a reputation beyond reputehydrogenman15 has a reputation beyond reputehydrogenman15 has a reputation beyond reputehydrogenman15 has a reputation beyond reputehydrogenman15 has a reputation beyond reputehydrogenman15 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What to clean blue coated lens with?

I think you should watch this guy http://youtube.com/watch?v=WFqrjaKC8QE :P
Also, your going to need a new lens here http://stonetek.org/shop/index.php?m...roducts_id=219
hydrogenman15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2008, 10:13 AM #11
Class 1 Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 73
Rep Power: 10
jinpenglaser is on a distinguished road
Send a message via ICQ to jinpenglaser Send a message via MSN to jinpenglaser Send a message via Yahoo to jinpenglaser
jinpenglaser jinpenglaser is offline
Class 1 Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 73
Rep Power: 10
jinpenglaser is on a distinguished road
Send a message via ICQ to jinpenglaser Send a message via MSN to jinpenglaser Send a message via Yahoo to jinpenglaser
Default Re: What to clean blue coated lens with?

Hello, We are supply the XBOX 360 HD-DVD laser PHR-803T sleds and other Game accessories and laser lens. your need any product, please contact us. thank you!
jinpenglaser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2008, 12:00 PM #12
IgorT's Avatar
Class 3B Laser
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Slovenia, EU
Posts: 4,177
Rep Power: 56
IgorT has a reputation beyond reputeIgorT has a reputation beyond reputeIgorT has a reputation beyond reputeIgorT has a reputation beyond reputeIgorT has a reputation beyond reputeIgorT has a reputation beyond reputeIgorT has a reputation beyond reputeIgorT has a reputation beyond reputeIgorT has a reputation beyond reputeIgorT has a reputation beyond reputeIgorT has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to IgorT
IgorT IgorT is offline
Class 3B Laser
IgorT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Slovenia, EU
Posts: 4,177
Rep Power: 56
IgorT has a reputation beyond reputeIgorT has a reputation beyond reputeIgorT has a reputation beyond reputeIgorT has a reputation beyond reputeIgorT has a reputation beyond reputeIgorT has a reputation beyond reputeIgorT has a reputation beyond reputeIgorT has a reputation beyond reputeIgorT has a reputation beyond reputeIgorT has a reputation beyond reputeIgorT has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to IgorT
Default Re: What to clean blue coated lens with?

Quote:
Originally Posted by 360freak
Don't you guys ever just clean off your lenses real quick when the dot gets messy?
You would think so, but you would be wrong.. Your lens was probably just fine, before you "cleaned" it.

It's much better not to get the lens dirty in the first place. Glass lenses are tough and the coatings can withstand being cleaned with acetone. But plastic lenses can be ruined by just looking at them at the wrong angle.

Most people ruin them just with "cleaning" attempts.. The #1 thing to use would be the small rubber air blower thingy. LensPens are great for glass lenses, but can take the coating right off a plastic one, also, they can scratch uncoated plastic lenses. And q-tips leave fibers on the lens. That's if you don't touch the tip. If you do, it also leaves oily residue.


And about the diode window. No, you shouldn't "clean" it. Seriously. Instead, you should try not to get it dirty. If particles get on it, they will cause gaps in the output, and even reduce the power, simply because the window is so close to the diode, that a tiny particle causes a large gap in the output. Still, people get dirt on it, and then make it worse with "cleaning". Again, particles should be removed with air. But you should not blow with your mouth, or you'll spit on it, even if you don't see anything. It's easy to check for dirt on the diode window - just point the no lens output on a desk.

Faint concentric circles are fine, dark gaps are particles.


You should never use cleaning fluids or impure solvents. Only analysis grade solvents should be used. And not acetone, if it's plastics.
__________________
Signature temporarily out of order...
IgorT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2008, 09:38 AM #13
GooeyGus's Avatar
Class 3B Laser
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,673
Rep Power: 2701
GooeyGus has a reputation beyond reputeGooeyGus has a reputation beyond reputeGooeyGus has a reputation beyond reputeGooeyGus has a reputation beyond reputeGooeyGus has a reputation beyond reputeGooeyGus has a reputation beyond reputeGooeyGus has a reputation beyond reputeGooeyGus has a reputation beyond reputeGooeyGus has a reputation beyond reputeGooeyGus has a reputation beyond reputeGooeyGus has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to GooeyGus Send a message via MSN to GooeyGus
GooeyGus GooeyGus is offline
Class 3B Laser
GooeyGus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,673
Rep Power: 2701
GooeyGus has a reputation beyond reputeGooeyGus has a reputation beyond reputeGooeyGus has a reputation beyond reputeGooeyGus has a reputation beyond reputeGooeyGus has a reputation beyond reputeGooeyGus has a reputation beyond reputeGooeyGus has a reputation beyond reputeGooeyGus has a reputation beyond reputeGooeyGus has a reputation beyond reputeGooeyGus has a reputation beyond reputeGooeyGus has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to GooeyGus Send a message via MSN to GooeyGus
Default Re: What to clean blue coated lens with?

I use compressed air and/or isopropyl alcohol to clean acrylics. Works like a champ. I use a q-tip, which leaves fuzzies behind, so then I use the compressed air to blow and debris out. Windex is also good for plastic optics, or at least I've never had a problem with it. If you want to be really safe, get some automotive window cleaner. It's ammonia free and designed to be safe for tinting, which is basically just really thin tinted plastic, so it will be fine on an acrylic lens, and I really doubt it will harm the coating.
GooeyGus is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

























Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use


 


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:49 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use
Copyright (C) 2017 Laser Pointer Forums, LLC