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Cleaning laser lense?

Lead_Head

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I got a DX 5mw, I've had it maybe two weeks, and I lately I've noticed that around the dot, there is a fairly large(around 4-5 inches in diameter, with the laser about a foot from a wall) circle of green speckles. I'm guessing its dust, as I have no noticed it before. Is there any possible way to clean this dust off without taking the head off the laser? Or is that the only option?
 

Skram0

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Almost sounds like a reflection from the inner tube or something. Can you see dust on the outside of it, maybe using a magnifying glass? Do you have some rubbing alcohol and a q-tip? Do think it's inside, how would dust get inside the head.
 

RA_pierce

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Try this:
Get a few q-tips... put windex/lens cleaner on one swab.
Tear off MOST but NOT ALL off the cotton on 2 new q tips.
This should fit inside the aperture.
Dab the first torn q tip in the one with lens cleaner/windex on it.
Use this to lightly clean the dust off the lens...
and use the second torn q tip (keep it dry!) to dry off the remaining lens cleaner/windex.
do this as many times as it takes to get the best results!

I do this for any lasers that have a tiny aperture or doesn't have a removable cap. But be careful, if you take off too much cotton the paper/plastic stick on the q tip can scratch the lens. And it works perfectly fine.

I'm sleepy.
 

Lead_Head

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well it really wasn't working well, so I just pulled the tip out, and cleaned the lense more easily :-/
 

LarryQ

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One word my friend.....

LENSPEN

www.lenspen.com

MicroPro is the one you want.

There is a review of the lenspen in the review section...well worth the 15 bucks!!!!

Larry
 

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Cept the lenspen wont fit without doing a little "modding to it", ill take some pics in a few minutes so you can see what i did to mine, it can clean the lense of a my true 5 without having to take the cap off.

...lazer... ;D ;D ;D
 

wooooooolazer

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In response to this  [smiley=smiley_up.gif]

Here is my lenspen micro-pro compared to a cell klear so you can see what the origanal diameter of the shaft was, it can now easily clean any true lasers from dx without taking the top off.  All i did was take a knife and slim it down then took scissors and made the tip smaller to so it would clean better.

I have yet to sand it so it is still very rough looking.

...lazer.. ;D ;D ;D
 

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