Lens cleaning fluid? :confused:


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nazure

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I bought a cheapo squirt bottle of lens cleaning fluid...
Squirted a little on my palm, it didn't smell of anything and palm didn't feel cool (like if alcohol was evaporating).

I suspect it's nothing but distilled water??! Guess I got what I paid for...

Anyways, what is lens cleaning fluid supposed to contain anyway? Any good brand/type recommendations?

Thanks!
 

Snoweagle

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nazure said:
I bought a cheapo squirt bottle of lens cleaning fluid...
Squirted a little on my palm, it didn't smell of anything and palm didn't feel cool (like if alcohol was evaporating).

I suspect it's nothing but distilled water??! Guess I got what I paid for...

Anyways, what is lens cleaning fluid supposed to contain anyway? Any good brand/type recommendations?

Thanks!
NEVER buy cheap lens cleaning solutions as certain 'cheap' chemicals can damage the coating of you priced lens and that will surely leave a mark and a painful lesson.
 

smtan24

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roti_prata said:
no alcohol is good, it can eat away certain coatings.
roti_prata where did you find out that alcohol is bad for the coating. I know that using acetone is a big no no. But IPA should be OK after all this is what people use to clean microscope lens with.
 

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