Quote:A friend of mine looked down my OTA and said there is dust on your mirror and "Blew" down into my OTA and left little spit markes on my 4.5 primary mirror(the jerk!) So now how do I clean that crud off my mirror???
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Quote: A friend of mine looked down my OTA and said there is dust on your mirror and "Blew" down into my OTA and left little spit markes on my 4.5 primary mirror(the jerk!) So now how do I clean that crud off my mirror???
Quote:I would like to point out that you are most probably overreacting, and the mirror would be best left alone. I know that some folks just won't be able to resist cleaning it, but for future reference it is very likely that the stain(s) are totally irrelevant.
Quote:Don't you think that by now it is what it is? I haven't seen it, but I can't imagine that it is so bad that I wouldn't leave it alone, if it were mine.
Quote:That's the plan right now tonight thank you very much! Also how about the use of fingers to lightly clean with the soapy water that I have read about???
- Steve"It takes all the running you can do just to stay in one place." - The Red Queen
Quote: Steve I mentioned that earlier on.
Quote:Unless you have something really glued on to your mirror, try to avoid touching it with anything but liquid while you're cleaning. But if you have to, I recommend light fingers rather than cotton balls.
Quote: I use a wad of about 6 balls and just float it across the surface of the mirror. This is not for removing a spot but when the entire surface needs more attention than a soak and rinse provide.