PEC-PAD Lint free Non-Abrasive Wipes are strong and soft wipes that are efficient in cleaning scope lenses. It is gentle on sensitive surfaces, and it is non-abrasive, thus leaving a smooth surface. This wipe softly removes dirt without leaving a trace of its existence. It is very effective and is the best wipe for a delicate surface like a scope lens.
Cleaning a rifle scope lens is a delicate act as a scope lens is fragile and can be scratched or become blurry, which can be fatal for a marksman. Lenses are manufactured from glass, making it susceptible to scratches when it comes into contact with something rough. Before beginning to clean a rifle scope lens, it is pertinent to check the manufacturer’s cleaning recommendations.
Some rifles have specific instructions that must be followed when cleaning the rifle to ensure it is optimal. It is also essential to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations as some rifles come with a warranty, which may be based on the instruction manual’s recommendations. Besides, the manufacturer knows best about his product and thus cannot give misleading information about it.
When cleaning a rifle scope lens, everyone has almost different techniques; after all, there are several ways to kill a bird. In cleaning a scope lens, the first step is to gently brush off dust and particles that have accumulated on the surface of the lens. Gently do this repeatedly. You don’t want to apply force as the lens is quite fragile. A soft bristle brush like the SVP-3 should get the job done. It is soft and doesn’t scratch the surface of the lens.
However, ensure that your brush is free of oil and grease so that it doesn’t transfer to the lens’s surface. Brush the surface of the lens until you are crystal clear there is no dust or particles on the lens anymore. The next step is to get rid of minor stains and fingerprints or water blotches. The best tool to carry out this task is a soft but thick microfiber cloth or wipe or lens paper. The PEC-PAD non-abrasive lint-free wipe is your best bet for this, soft on the surface and does the job efficiently.
You can dampen the wipe with alcohol or a cleaning agent. However, Photographic Solutions Eclipse 0.5 oz. Experts have recommended optic Cleaner for Sensors and Lenses as a top-notch lens cleaner. Dampen the wipe with the optic cleaner. Do not soak it, just spray or sprinkle the optic cleaner onto the wipe. After that, gently use a dampened wipe to clean the surface of the lens. With a little bit of force, press the wipe on the surface of the lens.
This will enable the optic cleaner or alcohol solvent to get rid of the sauna or fingerprint blotches as the case may be. After cleaning the surface with a wipe, do not use the same wipe again; use a new one to prevent the stain already removed by the first wipe from coming into contact with the lens again. Where there is a stubborn stain, you can apply a bit more pressure, but do not ever scrub the lens’s surface.
After cleaning the lens scope, do not wipe it dry. Instead, allow the optic cleaner to evaporate. The two steps above are sufficient to clean a rifle scope lens. However, there may be dried mud splatters or some stubborn stains on the lens. In this case, before you perform step two above, you have to first get rid of the dried mud. The SPV-3 brush is useful here. Dampen it with the optic cleaner and gently brush the dried mud off, you have to do this gently.
After removing all the dried mud, you can then proceed to step two above and clean off the stains. Wash the dirt off the brush as it is essential to keep all your tools clean so that it is not dirty and stain the lens. When cleaning a scope lens with wipes or cloth, it is essential to ensure that it is clean and devoid of particles as clothes or wipes easily collect tiny silica particles blowing around in the surrounding air. Thus, cleaning them with such cloth can damage the lens. In cleaning a rifle scope lens, it is crucial to use the right tools for the job. Below I have outlined some of the best tools essential in cleaning a rifle scope lens.