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In Hawaii - filter help needed
« on: August 15, 2014, 06:07:35 PM »
Hi all,

I am hoping some of you can give me some advice.

I'm in Hawaii and have been having fun with my B+W UV and CPL Kasemann filters and my Lee and Hitech 4x6 filters.

Unfortunately, they all now have this film of salt and possibly fine sand on them. 

How do I clean them with scratching them?

What I have with me: lots of micro fiber cloths, a brush, some Calumet wet and dry disposable wipes, and one lens pen. 

I'm about to get on a plane for Kauai and am hoping you can tell me what to do or what I need to buy. I have three more days on the island and would like to get theses filters cleaned while I'm still here.

Thank you in advance!

Vivid

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In Hawaii - filter help needed
« on: August 15, 2014, 06:07:35 PM »

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Re: In Hawaii - filter help needed
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2014, 06:25:41 PM »
Hi all,

I am hoping some of you can give me some advice.

I'm in Hawaii and have been having fun with my B+W UV and CPL Kasemann filters and my Lee and Hitech 4x6 filters.

Unfortunately, they all now have this film of salt and possibly fine sand on them. 

How do I clean them with scratching them?

What I have with me: lots of micro fiber cloths, a brush, some Calumet wet and dry disposable wipes, and one lens pen. 

I'm about to get on a plane for Kauai and am hoping you can tell me what to do or what I need to buy. I have three more days on the island and would like to get theses filters cleaned while I'm still here.

Thank you in advance!

Vivid
warm fresh water for the salt... hopefully that will get rid of the sand too... you really don't want to rub them as it will scratch the coatings.
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Re: In Hawaii - filter help needed
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2014, 06:49:41 PM »
warm fresh water for the salt... hopefully that will get rid of the sand too... you really don't want to rub them as it will scratch the coatings.
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 Leave them to dry by placing against something solid at approx 60° angle, onto tissue or microfiber cloth and you should be good.
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Re: In Hawaii - filter help needed
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2014, 02:18:28 PM »
Thank you Don and Iintoni for your quick and very helpful replies. Your advice is greatly appreciated.

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Re: In Hawaii - filter help needed
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2014, 04:27:43 AM »
Don and Iintoni, I thought you'd like to know that I followed your advice, and it worked like a charm. Thank you again so very much.

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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2014, 04:54:20 AM »
Always nice to see a happy ending...
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