lannes wrote in post #11898318
When I suggested using eclipse in another post, other forum members suggested it would damage plastic due to the methanol.
Here is the other link, I was making reference to those comments so I would not be criticized again. https://photography-on-the.net …ht=shimworld#post11731070
I don't have a problem with using eclipse on plastics, other members of the forum do.
Duly noted. I have used Eclipse on my focusing screen, my coated lenses, the plastic parts of my camera's body, the LCD screen, the rubber seals on my lenses and mount, etc., etc. with no damaging effects whatsoever. Again, believe whatever you want on the internet, but do not believe everthing you read. I am giving people here real-world camera cleaning experiences with Eclipse and most components of a D-SLR. You're using 2 or 3 drops of it at a time, if I were to soak a sensor or focusing screen in it for 24 hours, that is another animal. Using said amount, it totally evaporates in 3 seconds. Spare the chemical links, we're cleaning cameras here. You could post the press releases for the products you use and expect everyone reading this to believe them, too.
There is unsubstantiated propaganda by some companies regarding Eclipse that clouds and distorts the facts. Methanol is a solvent, not a corrosive and their online "information" infers the opposite as well as exaggerating the dangers of working with it.