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Posted: 10/23/2016 8:51:21 PM EDT
Got a Leupold VX-2 lenses wet with tap water and dried them with a clean t-shirt and a little pressure.  Will this hurt the lenses at all?
Link Posted: 10/23/2016 8:55:03 PM EDT
[#1]
Not really sure. Although I know if you used the tap water where I live then it could be a problem. I would say use some alcohol to clean out any of the deposits from the water. Although where I live it is hard water with calcium and lime so they leave marks.
Link Posted: 10/23/2016 9:48:23 PM EDT
[#2]
You spent the money on a premium scope, spend a little more on a lens cleaning kit!
Link Posted: 10/23/2016 10:21:03 PM EDT
[#3]
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Got a Leupold VX-2 lenses wet with tap water and dried them with a clean t-shirt and a little pressure.  Will this hurt the lenses at all?
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As long as there was no grit left on the lens or existing in the t-shirt, then the lens will not be hurt.

There are other ways to clean optics, and you should read online. Plenty of sources.
Link Posted: 10/23/2016 11:16:51 PM EDT
[#4]
Should be fine.
Link Posted: 10/23/2016 11:53:15 PM EDT
[#5]
The shirt was clean and pretty soft, and the scope was brand new but did have some dust and light oil on it.  I have the scope pen on order.  The manual says to use alcohol to clean.  

What percent solution should I use, if at all?  

Will the water/cotton T-shirt combo affect the lense coating at all?
Link Posted: 10/24/2016 7:45:51 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/24/2016 11:27:56 AM EDT
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