number six wrote in post #10284601
That's another point. I seem to be alone here in my approach to dealing with oil globs. The experts (including Nicholas, above) all warn against using more than two drops of Eclipse. I've found that three or four drops wet the swab fairly well and deal with oil globs better.
Yes, more Eclipse on the sensor means you leave streaks - but they're just streaks of water/alcohol, very easily removed in the final pass.
What do you say, Nicholas? Am I just lucky, or do I make sense?
If you're cleaning a full-frame sensor, then yes, 3 drops is the right amount on an 18 or 24 mm. swab. But for a 1.6 crop, two drops of Eclipse should be fine (on a 14 mm. swab). But I think you're approach makes a lot of sense too. If your sensor sensor hasn't been cleaned in a long time, or ever, using more fluid WILL help in removing the lubricant. Then as you said, coming back with a little less fluid for the final swabbing will remove any streaks.
One additional point. We get e-mails almost daily about using E2 versus Eclipse, so let me repeat - E2 has been discontinued by Photographic Solutions. If you are still using E2 and are getting great results, continue using it. But if you are getting streaks, even ocassionally, then we strongly recommend discarding the E2 and getting some Eclipse. There are so many websites that are not up-to-date regarding this issue and it's not surprising that many people are still confused. Eclipse is 100% safe to use on all sensors and it is by far the best liquid for removing lubricant.