Using a durable red dot sight is assuring but somehow, other things tend to get in the way to try to reduce the quality of your optic. If you purchased an optic, for instance, the Aimpoint Patrol Rifle Optic, you certainly want your equipment to retain its impeccable condition.
Whether your optic is fancy or roughly rugged, your daily input to improve its quality can actually tell on its lifespan. Before going ahead to clean your optic lenses, you must take cognizance of the materials you want to deploy for this purpose.
Basically, all you need to clean your red dot sight is the camel’s hairbrush, good lens tissue (without printed design), isopropyl alcohol (100%), and camel’s hair artistic brush with ¼ – ½ inch wide.
Speaking of how often you should clean your optics, it is highly recommended that unless you have sight-disrupting stains or spots like fingerprints on your lenses, that you just brush off the dust and don’t trouble your optic.
Alright, enough of warming up, let’s get straight to business. First, you need to start by dusting off the lens gently until you see that it is clear. In most cases, this is all you need to do to keep your optic new.
For more stubborn fingerprints, take a piece of lens papers and gently dampen it in the alcohol. Don’t spray-and-rub as you would for your glass window, these guys are very delicate (the most important part of the whole unit). With that done, gently brush the dampened paper on your optic without applying extra pressure other than the weight of the paper itself.
Dried mud splatter can be a bit hard to remove with lens paper so you will need to replace them with a camel’s hair artistic brush. Rinse and repeat the process as for the fingerprint cleaning and you have your red dot sight as good as new. Remember, less pressure, more cleaning.