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Moisture My binocs got wet. I dried them ASAP by keeping them warm in the sun, but there are several water residue spots on internal lenses. Anyone know how to clean?

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  • TVDave Sep 16, 2008

    I have the same problem with my travelite III's -- how to remove cover and remove fog?



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You have to open each side ( nikon travelite covers just unclip ) to get to the 4 prisms. Once opened to clean make sure you do not break the glue that holds down the prisms ( move the prisms in their seats and your alignment is out ). Clean with window cleaner and isopropanol to finish.

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  • Mike Jun 30, 2013

    I have Travelite V 12 x 24 and can't find any clips or way to easily open the case. Is there something I am missing here? I got fog in one lens and it need to be cleaned out.


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Boy this is good ..the guru gets 90% i get 87 wow,if you open your binoculars to clean them you will get more dust in them than when you started .and every speck that lands on the field lense will be go ahead and clean your takes at lest 5 years to learn how to clean and callibrate.but you to can do it in one day

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