First Contact™ Polymer Optics Cleaner - opticlean
About This Product
Please note this item cannot be shipped overseas.
Available in 2 colours - water clear (legacy material) and red for normal cleaning and 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!
The 15ml applicator packs now come in two pack options (as well as two colours). You can buy just the bottle or you can buy a bottle + sample pack. The sample pack comes with some peel tabs and samples of the unwaxed floss and inert nylon mesh (as pictured) plus instructions and a test optic coated with the polymer for you to test on. With this you can test three methods of removal of the cured polymer. The floss and mesh are designed to be embedded in the polymer while its being applied and then can be used for polymer removal.
Note shipping for single or multiple bottles (up to 10) is a fixed rate of £11 and will be automatically added to the order at checkout
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.
Courier Shipping to UK Excluding Northern Ireland will be added at checkout
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.
It's a boon.”
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.”
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.”
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