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drisley
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Jul 31, 2009 23:21 |  #1

A couple months ago somebody in a thread mentioned to me that he uses something called a "Gun & Reel Cloth" for cleaning and protecting his camera gear, so I had to check it out.

As usual, they are hard to find here in Canada, so I ordered from Ebay for about $10 ($5 plus shipping), compared to about $2 that you would pay in store in the states.

This soft cloth is used to clean fingerprints and oil off guns and fishing equipment, and the embedded silicone leaves a protective finish on the gear making it look like new, and protecting it from the elements.

Mine arrived today, a Hoppes 1218 cloth, which can be used over and over. I gave all my gear a once over, and my camera and lenses really do look amazing now... especially the rubber grip.

I am so pleased, I figured I should mention it since not many people have heard of this.

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Aug 01, 2009 11:15 |  #2

I think you just need a good microfiber cloth with nothing added to wipe the out side of the camera and lens. 11" x "12.

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Aug 01, 2009 15:22 |  #3

tvphotog wrote in post #8380788external link
I think you just need a good microfiber cloth with nothing added to wipe the out side of the camera and lens. 11" x "12.

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I agree. This is great for bare metal, but I certainly wouldn't want silicone or any other lubricant around cameras or lenses.




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Aug 01, 2009 16:27 |  #4

An old sock will do IMHO.


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Aug 01, 2009 18:02 |  #5

A few users here have been using this silicone cloth on their cameras for years, and it really works. The slight silicone helps protect the surface from the elements, and oils from your hands. Do NOT use on the lens optics of course.

The results are much, MUCH better than using a plain microfibre cloth. However,it's something I will only use from time to time, not every day.


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Aug 01, 2009 18:50 |  #6

drisley wrote in post #8382329external link
A few users here have been using this silicone cloth on their cameras for years, and it really works. The slight silicone helps protect the surface from the elements, and oils from your hands. Do NOT use on the lens optics of course.

The results are much, MUCH better than using a plain microfibre cloth. However,it's something I will only use from time to time, not every day.

There, just to be sure. :)


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Aug 01, 2009 19:05 |  #7

LOL.


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