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    Cleaning the mirror in a LAEA4 adapter?

    Anyone ever try cleaning one of these translucent mirrors? One of mine picked up bit of gunk on the mirror and I'd like to clean it, but am wary. I have Eclipse sensor swabs, which is what I'd use.

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    Re: Cleaning the mirror in a LAEA4 adapter?

    If you scroll down on this page you'll find a bit of info on the pellicle mirror and how he cleaned it. Hope that helps, never had to do it myself yet.
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    Re: Cleaning the mirror in a LAEA4 adapter?

    Quote Originally Posted by pegelli View Post
    a bit of info on the pellicle mirror and how he cleaned it.
    Very useful. Thanks!

    (I guess I'll go ahead and try it.)

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    Re: Cleaning the mirror in a LAEA4 adapter?

    A follow-up for those who might be curious.

    I decided to go ahead with a cleaning attempt. I used Photographic Solutions sensor swabs and Eclipse cleaning fluid. These swabs are flat and wide, spreading the pressure evenly, so I noticed no flexing of the mirror.

    It worked perfectly. No ill effects.
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    Re: Cleaning the mirror in a LAEA4 adapter?

    Awesome I'll do mine when I get to NY. On the road folks. I'm a trucking. LOL
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