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    Cleaning reflectors after modding

    OK, so I have been playing around with some reflectors for an XML build.
    After sanding and filing they get really dusty.
    What is the best way to clean them?
    So far I've modded a Regina, Boom SS, IMS and plan to have a play around with some various optics.
    I haven't done any night time tests yet, as I just build up my test rig, but so far I think the Boom SS would make a great bar light in a 2x.
    It has a really nice even fill.
    Keep in mind, this is just bouncing it off the wall.
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    I slosh them around in a bowl of soapy water then clean rinse under the tap. Blow dry with filtered compressed air.

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    Isopropyl alcohol is another option - it seems to be safe on all the plastics I've tried it on

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    First I blow the dust off with one of these:http://www.maplin.co.uk/dusting-pump-219915 then I got mine as good as new with a spray of this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Servisol-701...6933491&sr=8-1 then a wipe with a spectacle cloth.

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    Thanx guys. I will give these ideas a shot.
    I tried just plain water and it left a little film.
    We have really hard water here in my building.
    I will use some distilled water and mild soap to clean those up.
    I will post my findings.
    Thanx again.
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    Be careful; the reflective coating isn't very durable and is easily scratched. I'd suggest doing some searching over at CandlePower Forums.

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