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BlindBoyJoe
06-29-2010, 17:48
Over the weekend I was shooting my Glock 21 with an X200 attached. The rig is new to me; I just bought it off of a friend. I wanted to make sure everything function correctly together.

When I got home I cleaned up the gun and the light. I realized after I cleaned up the light that there was still a hazy residue on the lens. I must have tried cleaning it 10 times and it wouldn't go away. So I called Surefire today and they told me to "put a drop of water on the lens and then use the eraser of a No.2 pencil and work in a circular motion." I did it and it worked like a charm! Just thought I would throw that out there for any of you wondering how to do it.

Scamp
06-29-2010, 19:32
Great tip!

Engineer
06-29-2010, 19:42
Another item that works great is a lens pen that's used to clean camera lenses. It has a carbon based cleaning compound on one side and a brush on the other:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31MnFMTtzqL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

BlindBoyJoe
06-29-2010, 22:39
Another item that works great is a lens pen that's used to clean camera lenses. It has a carbon based cleaning compound on one side and a brush on the other:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31MnFMTtzqL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Nice, care to share what brand of lens cleaner that is? :wavey:

dtm925
06-29-2010, 22:45
Awesome tips guys! Thank you!!

bentbiker
06-29-2010, 23:58
Nice, care to share what brand of lens cleaner that is? :wavey:
http://www.amazon.com/LensPEN-LENLP1-Lens-Cleaning-System/dp/B000KO0GY6/ref=pd_cp_p_2

RayB
06-30-2010, 13:03
This is what makes Glock Talk a valuable resource! :thumbsup:

Thanks, guys! :wavey:

By the bye, I live-fire field-test every rig before signing off on it. And since my indoor range doesn't offer lights-out practice, I usually tape up the weapon light with blue masking tape, to avoid the clean up altogether! ;)

I'd really enjoy a nighttime shooting opportunity! :)

--Ray

P.S. I suggest making this thread a Sticky!

W4CNG
07-01-2010, 12:45
After you get it clean then put a thin film of Vaseline on the lens. That will make it a wipe off job the next time. A very thin film.