First Contact™ Polymer Optics Cleaner - opticlean

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Our Price: £25.00
Description

If you require this product to be shipped outside of the UK please contact us in advance of purchase so we can advise on shipping costs.

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.


Note shipping for single or multiple bottles is a fixed rate of £11 and will be automatically added to the order at checkout

FIRST CONTACT™ Polymer Solutions clean and protect nanostructures, precision surfaces, optics, glass, fused silica, silicon, crystals, non-linear crystals, metals, Ge, ZnSe, NaCl, KBr, KRS-5, first surface mirrors and telescope optics. First Contact™ polymers also clean and protect diffraction gratings, phase masks, and pinholes! Smooth or rough, flat or curved; AR and reflective coatings, all surfaces can be safely, easily cleaned and protected with FIRST CONTACT™. The fluid solution conforms to any contour, the polymer film releases easily. GET 'NEXT GENERATION' CLEAN! PREVENT RECONTAMINATION!
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.
FIRST CONTACT™ Polymer optics cleaner is easy and economical to use and is available to buy off stock in many variants to suit all needs. Download our full product list here
Full details of the product can be found here Photonic cleaning.
Instructions for use of this product can be found here

Price includes VAT.
Courier Shipping to UK & Ireland will be added at checkout
This item cannot be shipped overseas.

Quote from customer John M Sonley -  I've just completed the exercise of treating all my 1st surface holography mirrors in my current holography table set-up with First Contact - fantastic results!
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.
 I left the polymer to dry and harden for 24 hours and it came away from each optical surface so easily.
See and buy Johns holograms here -  http://www.johnsonley.myzen.co.uk/interests.html

Customer Reviews
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Reviewer: Adrian Banks from South East England   5 Stars
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   5 Stars
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   5 Stars
It's a boon.