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    will it destroy the viewfinder glass etc?

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    It will melt the rubber, probably etch the coating...

    Is there something about the well-known, talked-about-everywhere, common-sense isopropyl alcohol that you are against?

    You could also read the dozens of "lens cleaning" threads too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by baggiolee
    will it destroy the viewfinder glass etc?
    I won't let that thing anywhere near my camera if I were you.

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    Default Re: zippo to clean DSLR body + lenses

    Do you remove splashes of dirt from a car using a sledgehammer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine
    Do you remove splashes of dirt from a car using a sledgehammer?
    No, just use paint removal will do.
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    Why zippo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trd2970 View Post
    Why zippo?
    Because he's hardcore and can afford to throw away lenses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae

    Because he's hardcore and can afford to throw away lenses.
    Lol... hope TS hasn't attempted the feat yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by trd2970

    Lol... hope TS hasn't attempted the feat yet
    It's ok. Someone had to try our first and tell the rest of us what happened. If not, how to learn?

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    Tell us if you have been successful in cleaning your lenses
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    Default Re: zippo to clean DSLR body + lenses

    A piece of clean cloth with some dihydrogen oxide does marvels for cam and lens bodies; not on glass

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    Default Re: zippo to clean DSLR body + lenses

    lighter fluid is perfectly safe and harmless to your lens , glass, viewfinder baggiolee

    can use for sensor and pentaprism mirror cleaning too
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    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Zippo refers to the lighter. If you're talking about lighter fluid, I've read of people using it, but only for specific purposes — usually as a degreaser — not for general cleaning.

    Example: Removing dried-up grease in an old lens
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    Default Re: zippo to clean DSLR body + lenses

    Most hand phone accessories shop uses lighter fluid to clean hand phone screens before fixing the screen protector.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obelix
    Most hand phone accessories shop uses lighter fluid to clean hand phone screens before fixing the screen protector.
    Nope, they just use a microfibre cloth, that's all. Never saw a shop use lighter fluid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Nope, they just use a microfibre cloth, that's all. Never saw a shop use lighter fluid.
    I have. At Singtel shop somemore.

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    Default Re: zippo to clean DSLR body + lenses

    Zippo is good for cleaning metal parts from grease.
    I use it to clean the lens mount, to clean aperture blades of lenses with oil leak, removing old grease from mechanical parts,etc...
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    Default Re: zippo to clean DSLR body + lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by fatigue View Post
    Zippo is good for cleaning metal parts from grease.
    I use it to clean the lens mount, to clean aperture blades of lenses with oil leak, removing old grease from mechanical parts,etc...
    and one more thing, Zippo is great for removing those sticky gooyee residue from Gaffer tapes.
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