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Old 10-07-2021, 05:44 PM
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Most of us old folks wear eye glasses which need cleaning from time to time. Rather than purchase glasses cleaner, it can be easily made by adding equal parts of 91% rubbing alcohol and water, preferably distilled, along with a couple of drops of Dawn dishwashing liquid. Make up about a pint of this and add it to any small spray bottle, squirt some on your glasses, and wipe them clean with a soft cloth for inexpensive clean eye glasses. I've been using this for a decade or so.
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Old 10-07-2021, 05:52 PM
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I just use alcohol hand cleaner gel. Plenty of that stuff around for free these days. I rub it on the lenses with my fingers and rinse with hot water from the sink. Works great and costs me nothing.
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After I shower I thoroughly blast em with hot water and wipe dry with clean undies. No dirt/dust gets smeared around and easy cheesy.
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Used a gazillion "home-brewed" remedies and as a motorcyclist, many do indeed include dishwashing liquid.

"Rubbing alcohol" removes most anti-glare/reflective coatings over time. It is, after all, a solvent. On cheap/disposable eyeware that's not an issue.

I was introduced to Sprayway in 2015. Nothing else since.
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Old 10-07-2021, 09:22 PM
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Used a gazillion "home-brewed" remedies and as a motorcyclist, many do indeed include dishwashing liquid.

"Rubbing alcohol" removes most anti-glare/reflective coatings over time. It is, after all, a solvent. On cheap/disposable eyeware that's not an issue.

I was introduced to Sprayway in 2015. Nothing else since.
The only problem with Sprayway is I get fingerprints when people touch my windshield to see if there really is glass there.
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Old 10-07-2021, 11:30 PM
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The only problem with Sprayway is I get fingerprints when people touch my windshield to see if there really is glass there.
Okay, off to buy some sprayway...
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The only problem with Sprayway is I get fingerprints when people touch my windshield to see if there really is glass there.
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Old 10-08-2021, 06:56 AM
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Real Glass

Very few outlets offer real glass anymore. After the exam, I started asking questions about cleaning the latest and greatest hard plastic lens. They suggested micro fiber cloth and a "special" spray. Also, do not put the micro fiber cleaning cloth in the dryer after washing - line dry. So....when at the range shooting .... if your glasses get sprayed with a few oil drops, you are up that well known stream without means of locomotion. I simply refuse to pack a special bag just to clean my glasses. At the range, Windex and paper towels work just fine for real "glass"es. Plastic? No thank you! Too much monkey business.
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Old 10-09-2021, 09:25 AM
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Okay, off to buy some sprayway...
Dont expect to be totally amazed if you dont clean you windshield on some regular basis. Once you get it clean AND start maintaining a clean windshield on the inside it gets easy to do. Especially around the edges.
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I keep a good quality microfiber in each vehicle. A quick rub will restore to crystal-clear - including my shades. I keep one in the kitchen for regular glasses.

The haze that gets on clear glass generally just wipes off. Paper towel would probably be just as effective. Windshield haze is mostly out-gas from the plastic in the dash.
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I get this on Amazon. Box last about a year. Keep wipes all over and in the cars to clean my fronts.

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Don't see to well

Don't see to well anymore. So I clean my glasses once a week or so if they are dirty or not.

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I use those injected micro fiber cloths that COSTCO hands out. They can be washed and last forever - well a long time. If you're not close to a COSTCO, they're probably available on the net - everything else is.
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Windex and paper towels work just fine for real "glass"es.

Paper towels are a no-no for any glass you value. They don't filter out the fine grit at the paper plants. Where's the retired member from RFC scope guru 'Management' when you need him.
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Paper towels are terrible for cleaning glasses. However, they make fantastic patches for cleaning your barrels because they are abrasive.
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