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#54380 - 07/27/05 04:01 PM Parabolic lens cleaning  
KBSHORTS  Offline
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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 05:36 PM Re: Parabolic lens cleaning  
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Thought they made a tool similar to a feather duster for them, but I have never used one...is it primarily dry dust you are trying to remove?


#54382 - 07/27/05 07:17 PM Re: Parabolic lens cleaning  
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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.


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#54383 - 07/27/05 08:53 PM Re: Parabolic lens cleaning  
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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....


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#54384 - 07/27/05 09:10 PM Re: Parabolic lens cleaning  
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I think maybe he means those "egg crate" reflectors used in ceiling troffers.


#54385 - 07/29/05 02:52 PM Re: Parabolic lens cleaning  
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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 06:25 PM Re: Parabolic lens cleaning  
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Do you have access to a commercial dishwasher?

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