- Sep 7, 2016
I was wondering if I were to clean the lens on my sanwu pocket, what would be the best way to do so without harming the laser? :thanks::beer:
Did you bother searching at all? There's already a bunch of threads on this topic.I was wondering if I were to clean the lens on my sanwu pocket, what would be the best way to do so without harming the laser? :thanks::beer:
Did you bother searching at all? There's already a bunch of threads on this topic.
This page is good: https://www.thorlabs.com/tutorials.cfm?tabID=26066
As is this:
I usually stick with pure Isopropyl alcohol (Lab grade) and micro-fiber cloths. Anything other than lab grade isopropyl is probably best avoided - it can leave residue on the lens. Acetone and distilled water would work well too, although I've never used that. Of course, that's for glass optics (Which I believe the pocket series uses). Plastic optics are harder to clean as they are more prone to scratches and such.
There's also First Contact(TM) optics cleaner - that stuff is great, although it's fairly expensive.
Other's just use compressed air to remove dust - obviously that won't work for grease marks or fingerprints.
Of course, best to remove the lens from the laser before using any solvents.
Edit: Link to Edmunds - they are one seller of First Contact: First Contact? Cleaning Solution