glock light + laser lens ruined?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by heh2k, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. heh2k

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    Shot maybe 75 rounds, wiped lens with soft clean rag. That didn't work so once i got home i tried lens cleaner, then a little dawn and water. It won't come clean! It doesn't feel scratched and i didn't use anything abrassive.

    Anyone else have this problem? The lens is plastic.

    Here's the best pic i got (slight out of focus).
     
  2. sidewinder6

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    Looks like your 'lens cleaner' might have had a little solvent in it.
     

  3. heh2k

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    I've used it on plastics before, no problems.
     
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    Was there alcohol in the cleaner?
     
  5. heh2k

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    Dunno, it doesn't list contents. It says safe for all glass and plastic.

    It must've been that the powder residue was abrasive. I can't believe the plastic scratches so easily, when the thing cost me $225.
     
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    Can you take out the lens? If so, try buying a glass one. You can probably find one buy going to www.candlepowerforums.com and asking around.

    If all else fails, try to get your money back and get a TLR2 (should have in 1st place, sorry to tell ya).
     
  7. RayB

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    Even the plastic of the casing's rim around the lens looks to be etched either by the cleaner you used, or something in the rag.

    Either that, or the propellant from your ammo reacted with the material...

    Do the OEM instructions say anything about how to clean and what to use?

    --Ray
     
  8. heh2k

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    The manual says use a soft cloth and no solvents. I was shoting mostly american eagle 240 fmj, but i shot some remington 230 fmj, and some speer 200 +p semiwad. fwiw.

    I don't like the beam - it's like a cheap maglite, dark rings and uneven. Also, the laser is too far below the bore it's only a crude reference except at whatever range you zero it to (i kind of expected that, tho).

    I'll have to call glock and see if this is covered, or how much a lens is.
     
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    Fix it, sell it, and get TLR2. PERFECT beam!
     
  10. rainmaker95

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    are you sure the lens is plastic.I say this because on my motorcycle I used a solvent cleaner on the windshield that I thought was plastic and it turned cloudyCome to find out it was made of lexann.That might be the problem you are having.The product I have is called novus for cleaning lexan.but ck with the manufacture of your light.
     
  11. RayB

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    Lexan is a type of plastic, patented by GE in the late 70's.

    I believe it's of the polycarbonate variety of plastics.

    Very tough stuff! Far better than acrylic... Great in the right applications.

    But it can be scratched, and etched by heat and chemicals; and it is, if you're determined, breakable.

    Lexan is not a good choice for close proximity to muzzle blast.

    --Ray