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Has anyone every tried putting rain-x on there lenses or will it scratch them. The new Leicas has the rain coating on them and they are awsome but I already have the ultravides and can't see the cost difference to upgrade just for rain guard.
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I would highly recommend contacting the manufacturer before doing this. Your lenses are most likely coated with many layers of anti reflective material. These coatings can be often times be damaged very easily. Rain-X might eat the coatings right off your lenses.
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I would suggest the only things you should place on your lenses would be cleaners specifically designed for optics and perhaps water.

If you think you really need some kind of raingaurd coating, buy a binocular that has that feature.
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Do NOT use Rain-X on multi-coated optics. It contains chemicals that are very damaging to MC.
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Originally posted by Roy Finn Roy Finn wrote:

Do NOT use Rain-X on multi-coated optics. It contains chemicals that are very damaging to MC.
 
My thinking as well. As a tournament paintball player I once used Rain-X to clean a hit off my goggles. The Rain-X ate the scratch resistant coating right off the lenses, and I couldn't see anything the rest of the day. Boy I could get shot in the face all day after that.
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Some time ago, I e-mailed Raix-X and they told me in no uncertain terms that Raix-X was NOT to be used on multi-coated lenses due to the cleaning agents used in that product.
 
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Rain-X used to have a warning label on their box about not using the product on coated glass.  Fifteen years ago I put Rain-X on my truck windshield and , naturally, the FIRST thing I thought about was: will this work on scopes?  Well, I read the box.....NOPE.  

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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

Rain-X used to have a warning label on their box about not using the product on coated glass.  Fifteen years ago I put Rain-X on my truck windshield and , naturally, the FIRST thing I thought about was: will this work on scopes?  Well, I read the box.....NOPE.  



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It is awesome on windshields.


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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

Rain-X used to have a warning label on their box about not using the product on coated glass.  Fifteen years ago I put Rain-X on my truck windshield and , naturally, the FIRST thing I thought about was: will this work on scopes?  Well, I read the box.....NOPE.  



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It is awesome on windshields.


 
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