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Sep 06, 2007 23:11 |  #1

What's the best way to clean the felt like material in the Canon lens hoods?

Mines pretty dusty and just wanted to clean it, but realised that water probably isn't the best way to go =P


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Sep 07, 2007 01:02 |  #2

You can try some scotch tape and than pull back to take off the lint.




  
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Sep 07, 2007 14:27 |  #3

Why can't you rinse it out under a water faucet and set it on a towel to dry? Of course, remove it from your lens first! Take a damp wash cloth and wipe off the part on the lens where the hood attaches too. I do that to my hoods and lenses all the time after I return from the motocross track.


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Sep 07, 2007 14:29 |  #4

Warm soapy water works just fine. Mine used to be covered in salt water, sand etc.

Easy to clean


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Sep 07, 2007 14:29 |  #5

I would use just a damp cloth if just dusty...


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Sep 07, 2007 14:33 |  #6

A damp cloth leaves hair, dust and fluff from the rag on the felt. The felt is quite abrasive to a rag. It looks quite ugly when you do this.


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Sep 08, 2007 05:39 |  #7

cosworth wrote in post #3882776 (external link)
A damp cloth leaves hair, dust and fluff from the rag on the felt.

I would suggest you start with a clean rag then ;).




  
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Sep 08, 2007 22:51 |  #8

why not the pet hair/lint remover rollers? the kind where you peel away the sheet that is filled with hair/lint?


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Sep 12, 2007 12:48 |  #9

Great suggestions, I'd never noticed how dusty mine was until reading this thread :D


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Sep 12, 2007 12:57 |  #10

2005GLI wrote in post #3891121 (external link)
why not the pet hair/lint remover rollers? the kind where you peel away the sheet that is filled with hair/lint?

I've used this as well. Warm water still works best.


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Sep 12, 2007 13:03 |  #11

cosworth wrote in post #3915402 (external link)
I've used this as well. Warm water still works best.

Sorry Jason, are you literally putting the hood in the sink in warm soapy water?


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Aug 05, 2009 01:48 |  #12

I used some masking tape and that worked fine.
Some black felt residue stuck to the tape, but nothing major.
I wouldn't suggest using anything more sticky than masking tape.




  
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