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10-14-2010, 06:15 PM   #1
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how do you clean the black rubber parts of your lenses?

they tend to accumulate "white dirt" as time goes by, and trying to clean it with a cloth only leaves more white dirt on the rubber!

do you have a technique in cleaning the lens rubber for it to look newish black again?

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Q-tip + Isopropyl alcohol.
10-14-2010, 06:22 PM   #3
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Try 3m Scotch Magic Tape, works perfectly.
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I've never tried it, but there's a lot of stuff for car trim and rubber to restore the black finish.


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