zippo to clean DSLR body + lenses


Rashkae

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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...
 

G-man

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baggiolee said:
will it destroy the viewfinder glass etc?
I won't let that thing anywhere near my camera if I were you.
 

Octarine

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Do you remove splashes of dirt from a car using a sledgehammer?
 

trd2970

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

donut88

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trd2970 said:
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
 

shierwin

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

ed9119

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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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kandinsky

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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
Justin Low » Repair: Leica Summitar
 

Obelix

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

Rashkae

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Obelix said:
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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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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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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