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#54380 - 07/27/05 01:01 PM Parabolic lens cleaning

Registered: 06/07/04
Posts: 32
Loc: Charlottesville, Va.
Customer has asked for us to clean approx. 200 parabolic lenses in their facility. My past attempts at cleaning parabolic lenses have not gone well and I have been considering using one of the cleaning services that use an ultrasonic method. Anybody got any suggestions or ideas that may have worked?
Thanks, KB

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#54381 - 07/27/05 02:36 PM Re: Parabolic lens cleaning
poorboy Offline

Registered: 06/02/05
Posts: 128
Loc: Central Maine
Thought they made a tool similar to a feather duster for them, but I have never used it primarily dry dust you are trying to remove?

#54382 - 07/27/05 04:17 PM Re: Parabolic lens cleaning
frank Offline

Registered: 05/29/01
Posts: 361
Loc: windsor ontario canada
feather duster and compressed air is all i ever use.You have to use latex gloves with some because the grease from your hand causes a permanent stain.To be honest i never seem to get them perfectly clean either.

[This message has been edited by frank (edited 07-27-2005).]

#54383 - 07/27/05 05:53 PM Re: Parabolic lens cleaning
e57 Offline

Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 2837
Loc: S.F.,CA USA
Mind went somewhere else... Parbolic lenses... Like the kind used in a light house? Wow cool!

Ok I'm back.

I think one of those traveling ultrasonic tanks in a truck would be perfect for that!

Many years ago, I worked at a hospital that had one show up every week. Just sit in the loading dock and dump stuff in, and pack it back out to the CSR for sterilization.

I think the only draw back would be cost... And it might be out wieghed by just getting new ones. Otherwise a fantastic idea, just have them all ready. No waiting....
Mark Heller
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#54384 - 07/27/05 06:10 PM Re: Parabolic lens cleaning
renosteinke Offline
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Registered: 01/22/05
Posts: 5305
Loc: Blue Collar Country
I think maybe he means those "egg crate" reflectors used in ceiling troffers.

#54385 - 07/29/05 11:52 AM Re: Parabolic lens cleaning
Gregtaylor Offline

Registered: 03/02/05
Posts: 212
Loc: Boise, Idaho, USA
If they've been there a while without cleaning the dust will not come out with a feather duster. I just went through this and I'd say a mobile service is perfect even if costly. You just can't get 'em clean.

#54386 - 07/29/05 03:25 PM Re: Parabolic lens cleaning
iwire Offline

Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 4343
Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
Do you have access to a commercial dishwasher?

You would be surprised what a good job they do as parts washers.
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