i am finished with my diy red, but there is some stringy looking artifacts around the laser dot. when i looked closely at the aixiz lens, there were some small scratches. how should i go about removing these scratches from the lens?
Sorry, but when you scratch a lens, you've scratched a lens. Some places will try to sell you an optical paste you rub on to fill the scratches, but that really isn't adequte for a laser collimation lens. Unfortunately, you'll just have to buy a new one
I bought some cheapo lenses from a supplier, the glass ones were FANTASTIC not a scratch at all. But the acrylic ones they sent were horrible! very messy image. They looked ok, but close up there were some small scratches. They wouldn't return them you know!!!!!