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How To Keep Your Swarovski Binoculars Clean?



For a dynamic viewing there cannot be anything better than the Swarovski binoculars. Their performance is unmatched with cutting edge technology and latest optical glasses. These devices allow the viewers to get distant views accurately and clearly. But how do you keep these clean? Do you breathe on the eyepieces and then rub off the dirt? If you are doing this, then you should know that such a cleaning process will ruin your glasses. It adversely affects the quality of the glasses. While dealing with branded objects, such as, Swarovski binoculars make sure you follow a proper cleaning regime to keep your binos healthy and ready to use.

 

 

There are various models that are available from the Swarovski stable:

  • Swarovski SLC Binoculars
  • Swarovski EL Binoculars
  • Swarovski Pocket Binoculars
  • Swarovski EL Range 10×42

Depending on your preference, you make take a pick. But avoid using the common breathe-and-rub formula where you frost the glass first and then rub it off with a piece of cloth. Nothing could be harmful for the glasses than this method. This process can work for your car windows but not optical glasses! There are various air borne dust that carry silica and these are even harder than the glasses. When you rub the eyepiece, you are actually rubbing these silica particles or tiny rocks on your glasses. Surprised? Well now you know how much damage your earlier binos have borne. Swarovski binoculars are available with lens coatings. Using this process will damage that coating as well.

Swarovski SLC 42 Binocular

When you buy a branded bino it is imperative to realize that the eyepieces are sensitive and hence, they require proper care. This will ensure high performance and a longer lifespan for your optics. The correct way to clean your binoculars would be to blow the dust off first. Use compressed air to remove the air borne dust particles from the outer surface of the eyepiece. Then apply the lens cleaner. Wipe out the grease and dirt from the lenses with the help of a soft lens cloth. Instead of using the shirt end, purchase a lens cloth that is made especially for cleaning the optical lenses.

But how do you start cleaning, what should be the right way? Well, begin from the centre of the eyepiece and slowly move towards the rim. Be careful about the crevices of the binocular casings. Dust often remains stuck to these areas. You can use a soft bristled toothbrush to clean the crevices. Once you have removed the dirt and dust, use a wet cloth to wipe it out.

Besides these, you can also avail the various lens cleaning pens. These are easily available in the commercial market. Such a pen works like a brush. Thus, you can brush the lens of the binoculars with its soft ends. This would not harm the glasses. So every time you are putting away the Swarovski binoculars, ensure that you have cleaned them properly.

About Mark Griffin

Hi, This is Mark Griffin, a professional camp instructor, a passionate hunter and wildlife enthusiast. I like to travel & participate in hunting events across the country and abroad. I have been reloading, shooting and hunting for over 15 years now. Beside, a professional Camp Instructor, I am an avid blogger and freelance writer. Plenty of my blogs/articles have been featured on popular hunting forums and web magazines. When not hunting, photographing, writing, or spending time with my 'kiddos', I usually try to master wildlife painting!

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