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How do you clean Dirty Sweaty Rift lenses?

nerdVRBuddynerdVRBuddy Posts: 66
Lawnmower Man (or Woman)
it' snot just dust anymore. it's mixed with like dry sweat and wiping with the microfiber doesn't work. Any tips?
Can i use a moisten towel?
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  • RolzRolz Posts: 52
    Hiro Protagonist
    I'm interested in this too... would glasses cleaning spray be ok? Would it be best spray onto a cloth then wipe lenses?
  • flexy123flexy123 Posts: 647 Poster of the Week
    edited July 17
    I cannot give you a general answer since there are zillions of glass cleaners or multi-purpose cleaners out there and not all of them may be "harmless". I am using one (multi-purpose/glass cleaner) which I use for a long time already so I was quite confident that it is mild and likely won't damage the lenses. (Even then, it was a risky thing to do...but fortunately it works). But I only use this when there are really bad oily patches on the lenses, otherwise I use that cloth.) Tissues are also very bad, because they flake. (Maybe Kimwipes would work, I remember those from the US :)

    ALWAYS put the (mild!) cleaner on some cloth/rag first, don't ever spray directly on lenses or a monitor. (This stuff will otherwise flow everywhere and can destroy electronics and displays!). Be on the safe side, and get lens/glasses/LCD cleaner wipes. Much better.

    Moist towel with mild soap solution...could work for getting rid of the most oily stuff...before you use the cloth.
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 2,005 Valuable Player
    I just use my breath to fog up the lenses and wipe with a microfibre cloth - the sort you can get from opticians to clean glasses. The cloth you're using is probably gunked up with the dust and oils that you've previously cleaned off the lenses before, just get some of those cloths from your nearest optician and use those instead, changing them when they themselves get gunked up.
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  • falken76falken76 Posts: 1,616 Poster of the Week
    Can you not just dampen the cloth and clean it?  I clean all my monitors with a damp cloth, I never use any chemicles, is it not safe to clean these lenses the same way?
  • SyrellarisSyrellaris Posts: 540
    Trinity
    Why not just use those wet alcohol clothes for glasses...
  • nerdVRBuddynerdVRBuddy Posts: 66
    Lawnmower Man (or Woman)
    I use the cloth like it says and i finally cleaned the gunk. thanks all
  • LitespeedLitespeed Posts: 257
    Nexus 6
    Why not just use those wet alcohol clothes for glasses...
    Alcohol is ok for actual (silicate) glass, but acrylic glass or other plastics may suffer damage from alcohol. An then there usually is a coating that might be sensitive as well.
  • nalex66nalex66 Posts: 3,296 Power Poster
    snowdog said:
    I just use my breath to fog up the lenses and wipe with a microfibre cloth - the sort you can get from opticians to clean glasses. 
    This is what I do as well, and it has worked for me for over a year. I wouldn't recommend putting any sort of cleaning solution on your lenses. 
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