First Contact™ Polymer Optics Cleaner - opticlean
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Available in 2 colours - water clear for normal cleaning and red for protected storage, the dye giving a very clear indication of the protective coating. note: water clear and red coatings are used in exactly the same way.
We have used this product for laser mirrors, dichroic mirrors, lenses, cavity optics and scanner mirrors as well as camera lenses and digital camera sensors. We did also sucessfully clean the output facet of a multiwatt 808nm laser diode using this product!
New for 2015 the 15ml applicator packs now come with some peel tabs and samples of the unwaxed floss andinert nylon mesh (as pictured) providing three methods of removal of the cured polymer. The floss and mesh are designed to be embeded in the polymer while its being applied and then can be used for polymer removal.
FIRST CONTACT™ is a non-toxic, inert polymer designed to remove dust, fingerprints, residues and contaminants from delicate, sensitive, and precision surfaces without scratching or damage. First Contact™ polymer film protects optics from physical and chemical damage in assembly, shipping and storage.
Note this product is not suitable for plastic lenses & optics.
Full details of the product can be found here Photonic cleaning.
Price includes VAT and Courier Shipping to UK & Ireland
This item cannot be shipped overseas.
The small red dot produced on each mirror from my unexpanded 33mW HeNe is far less visible now - suggesting less scattered light and a much cleaner surface.
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Reviewer: Adrian Banks from South East England
Although £24 sounds expensive for a small bottle i can honestly say it is worth it. As mentioned in the description, it provides an excellent way of preventing contamination of mirrors when equipment is in transit or not being used for a period of time. I found It extremely easy to apply, and once dry leaves a very thin film (a bit like cling film) across the surface. In my case It was then a case of simply touching the surface of the dry film with a small piece of masking tape and the whole lots lifts off.
Reviewer: F Titmus from Merseyside
Easily the best way to clean optics. Simple to use and effective at leaving the surface spotless. Takes some practice to get it right, and patience to leave it long enough before removing but nothing comes close.
Reviewer: Mrs. B from Essex
It's a boon.