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My father in law recently gave me a Browning B 76 with a 3.5-10x50 leupold VX3. long story short, the lenses look as if they have 6 years of dust on them, what is the best way to clean them without damage?
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  1. Holding the scope so the lens is pointing down, blow compressed air on it to get as much loose dust/grit out as possible
  2. LIGHTLY use a clean brush, such as on a Lens Pen, to get a little more off, mostly from the tube, not the lens
  3. Flush the lens with a non-ammonia-based cleaner. (Zeiss works the best of what I've tried)
  4. LIGHTLY pull a Q-tip across the lens in a spiral pattern, starting in the center and using each Q-tip only once until most of the cleaning fluid is gone:


  5. Use a clean lens cloth or the other end of a clean lens pen to gently remove any streaks.
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+1 jono,very good info!
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/03/2010 at 21:20
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+2! great info jono!
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