CLEANING RIFLE SCOPES
|While we sometimes don’t give it much thought, the
rifle scope is a
very sophisticated and expensive piece of equipment. Both the eye piece
and objective lens need periodic cleaning to maintain a bright clear
Cleaning a Rifle Scope
Using a very soft brush designed to clean optical surfaces like the Ultra Brush from Peca Products Inc. brush dust or dirt particles away from the center of the lens towards the outside edge.
To remove minor smudges or fingerprints, the Soft-Tek split microfiber cloth is ideal. Start in the middle of the lens and using a circular motion clean towards the outside edge of the lens.
Round fibers found in many cloth materials will tend to spread smudges and fingerprints. By contrast the triangular shapes of the fibers found in the Soft-Tek split microfiber cloth act almost like a squeegee wiping away smudges and fingerprints from the lens surface. The extra thickness of the Soft-Tek cloth allows smaller dust and dirt particles to be swept up into the cloth away from the lens surface.
If more aggressive cleaning is needed the combination of Premium Grade Lens Cleaning Tissue and Formula MC or LensBrite liquid lens cleaner is recommended.
Premium Grade Lens Cleaning Tissue manufactured by Peca Products Inc. is the world’s finest optical tissue. It is extremely soft and lint-free and is specifically designed to clean lenses. It is safe for any lens and meets Federal Specification A-A-50177B.
Put a few drops of Formula MC on a wad (several sheets wadded up) of Premium Grade Lens Cleaning Tissue and clean in a circular motion from the center of the lens towards outside edges.
Before the liquid dries completely from the lens surface, use a new dry wad of Premium Lens Cleaning Tissue and continue cleaning in a circular motion until all signs of the fluid are gone and the lens looks clean and polished.
LensBrite Liquid Lens Cleaner is specifically designed to provide anti-fog action.
Formula MC Liquid Lens Cleaner is formulated to clean without leaving any residue behind on the lens surface after cleaning. Formula MC is the lens cleaner by which all others are measured. Formula MC has been tested, approved and purchased by NASA for use on the space shuttle program.
Premium Lens Tissue, LensBrite and Formula MC are manufactured by Peca Products Inc. in Beloit, WI.