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why oh why did i bother


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Rainy day lads birthday nowt doing he was having a day playing Elite Dangerous on the pc with a break for dominos pizza ,oh i think i will clean and collimate the scope 2"hrs later all fine and dandy though i was think why did i do this ,took ages on the secondary :facepalm: 

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1 hour ago, Bottletopburly said:

Rainy day lads birthday nowt doing he was having a day playing Elite Dangerous on the pc with a break for dominos pizza ,oh i think i will clean and collimate the scope 2"hrs later all fine and dandy though i was think why did i do this ,took ages on the secondary :facepalm: 

Personally, I'd prefer to clean and collimate than spend all day playing computer games. Sounds like a job well done. :thumbsup:

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13 hours ago, Daz Type-R said:

Secondary is the hardest to sort, but time and patience normally provales.

 

Nicely done though.

Yes the secondary can be such a pain , even with bobs knobs fitted , seems ok now though it's jest getting that sweet spot where it's roundest , cleaned the primary too that had a film on it that would only clean off with vinegar on a very soft cloth then washed off with copious amounts of distilled water looks ok now now nice and shiney 

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Vinegar??????

 

Im not sure, but that may be too harsh and could damage the coating on the primary?

 

I used un-fragranced washing up liquid, none of the smelly stuff, let the mirror soak for ages then wiped clean with surgical cotton wool, then rinsed as you have done.

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Yes drastic action used clear vinegar , the problem was I had a greasy film which I could not budge  even after steeping in water and soap flakes , I think it may have been caused by diesel fumes off the mixer  from when I did the patio , used a soft microfibre cloth with a bit of vinegar on and  just lightly touched the surface seem to do the trick , washed off under the shower then used distilled water for final rinse 

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