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I was out this morning glassing for deer and noticed my binos need a good cleaning and not just the outer lenses but inside also, they are kowa brand and about 55-60 years old,how would you guys handle this?,I dont want to damage these as they are not only very good optics but also kinda like a family heirloom. Once again thanks for the help

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Go to swfa.com, click on assecories, click on zeiss, click on lense cleaning.  There are quite of few product rangeing from about $5.00 to $25.00.
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Jeff, I probably didnt explain myself well enough, I want to take the binos apart and clean the internal lenses also and am not sure if it is ok to do this and if so can I use regular cleaners as I would for the external glass

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If you want the insides cleaned, find a good camera shop and then listen to who they tell you to go to.  That's a pro job to get everything put back correctly.  
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Originally posted by 9-point 9-point wrote:

I dont want to damage these as they are not only very good optics but also kinda like a family heirloom.


Here's a link for cleaning and/or repairs: click here
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I would contact
 
Captain's Nautical Supplies
2500 15th Ave West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
ATTN: Bill Cook
206-283-7242
800-448-2278
 
Don't even think of doing it yourself. I tried that with a decent but dirty binocular. Now they are clean, but have quadruple vision. Bucky
 
 
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