Rifle Scopes SS 10X42 : how to clean the dirt inside?

Kevin1

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I had some dirt on the reticule. So I took out the eyepiece (just had to screw it out) and tried to clean the glass that’s accessible when you move out the eyepiece as best as I could the (I used my DSLR’s air blaster, a microfiber cleaning cloth with a drop of a lens cleaning product). It’s pretty clean now but I’m not able to get everything out. Does anyone have a better cleaning method?

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Re: SS 10X42 : how to clean the dirt inside?

send it back to SS or call em. I bet it's gas filled and if there is dirt in there, then the gas is either leaked out or the dirt was there in the first place.
 

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Re: SS 10X42 : how to clean the dirt inside?

Thanks,
This morning I dropped an email to swfa@riflescopes.com
Let's see what they say. I'm not sure that it's gas filled though, as I was able to unscrew the eyepiece pretty easily. Opening the eyepiece got even more dirt on the reticule.
 

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Re: SS 10X42 : how to clean the dirt inside?

well, it WAS gas filled. And now, it's out of warranty!

Just teasing.
I'd call them and DON"T try to "fix" anything else.
 

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Re: SS 10X42 : how to clean the dirt inside?

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Kevin1</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Thanks,
This morning I dropped an email to swfa@riflescopes.com
Let's see what they say. I'm not sure that it's gas filled though, as I was able to unscrew the eyepiece pretty easily. Opening the eyepiece got even more dirt on the reticule. </div></div>

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Re: SS 10X42 : how to clean the dirt inside?

Skylar, thanks a lot for your help. I had a couple of issue with my scope (bought used) that he wasn’t able to totally fix, so he send me a brand new one. For me, such good customer service is a pretty good incentive to choose SWFA again when time comes to upgrade my current scope.