oil immersion lens cleaning

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From:Gayle Callis <uvsgc@msu.oscs.montana.edu> (by way of Marvin Hanna)
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We wipe all oil off with a LENS paper, never use Kimwipes.  Then a light
drop of xylene on lens paper, rewipe objective, dry with more lens paper,
and if there is some residual goo,  use only a special liquid camera lens
cleaner, so as to not damage the special coatings on lenses, objectives.
Local camera shop had the special cleaner.

I am not sure Kimwipes will not work, but was told not to use them although
I know my chemist husband used them on pricey quartz cuvettes for very high
powered UV spectroscopy work, without any scratching problems.  Funny
thing, you can use them for eyeglasses, cuvettes, but they sure sandpaper a

Someone in the microscope business hopefully will tell us the yeas and nays
of kimwipes???  Arise!

Gayle Callis

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