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OPT Doc Clay's Cleaning Kit - Complete

Item # OS-SPCKIT

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Quick Overview

  • Clean your telescope's corrector plate, refractor lenses, eyepieces, primary mirror and more safely.
  • Doc Clay's Complete Cleaning Kit for telescope optics contains all the things you'll need and have been thoroughly tested.
  • Get the excellent, streak-free results your optics deserve.
  • Doc Clay's Complete Cleaning Kit was developed exclusively by OPT and Dr. Clay Sherrod of Arkansas Sky Observatory.
  • The Doc Clay Cleaning Kit for telescope optics cannot be shipped out of the United States due to regulations pertaining to certain liquids. OPT also offers the Doc Clay Cleaning Kit - Dry Version, which allows you to mix up your own Doc Clay SuperPlus Solution and Rinse Solution.

OPT Doc Clay's Cleaning Kit - Complete

OPT - Doc Clay's Complete Cleaning Kit For Telescope Optics

Doc Clay's Cleaning Kit is a collaborative effort between Dr. Clay Sherrod of the Arkansas Sky Observatory (www.arksky.org) and Oceanside Photo & Telescope. The ASO Fine Optics Cleaning System was much-awaited by amateur astronomers who worried about how best to clean their various high-reflectivity, high-transmission coated telescope optics. There are many variations of these coatings on the market today, and the Arkansas Sky Observatory wanted to find one formula and one method of cleaning that would provide excellent, streak-free results on telescope corrector plates, refractor lenses, eyepieces, mirrors and more.

When the Doc Clay's Telescope Cleaning System was finally unveiled to the world via the Web and the Yahoo! LX200GPS newsgroup, folks were anxious to try it, but had difficulty finding all of the items needed to carry out the task. Enter Oceanside Photo and Telescope....

Mike Fowler, that crazy guy who must not have had enough to do on his days off, decided to make this his Grail. First, he found the distributor for the cleaning pads that Doc Clay said worked best for cleaning coated optics. Then he secured a distributorship, and purchased a whole bunch of them. Next, Mike haunted all the home improvement stores until he found a source for the Wooster brush with just the right tip! Finally, and this is the hard part, he found 99% Pure Isopropyl Alcohol.

Next, Mike had to find bottles that didn't leak, and then mix and strain the various fluids according to the System instructions. Suffice it to say that all of this running around, all of this mixing, and packaging and boxing, has resulted in THE Telescope Optics Cleaning Kit. Here is what you get:
  • 1 Wooster 2" Angled Cleaning Brush
  • 200 Count Intrinsics Synthetic Pads
  • 1 spray bottle of Doc Clay's SuperPlus Solution. This is the cleaning solution. It should last you at least 4-5 cleanings.
  • 1 spray bottle of Doc Clay's Rinse Solution. This will last a long time, as it is only used should you need to do a final touch-up after cleaning your telescope.
  • Complete Instructions.

Why We Can't Ship the Doc Clay Complete Cleaning Kit Everywhere...

OPT ships products all over the world, and our international customers frequently request the Doc Clay Cleaning Kit for telescope optics. Unfortunately, one of the liquid ingredients is considered a hazardous material by the US Government (ammonia), and we are not allowed to ship this ingredient out of the United States. The "dry" version - Doc Clay Cleaning Kit - Dry Version - was invented to allow our international customers to purchase all the other aspects of this special Kit. It would also be a good choice for any customer who wishes to mix up their own ingredients. These ingredients are fairly easy to find in most well-stocked drug stores.

OPT Product Number: OS-SPCKIT
SKU OS-SPCKIT
Manufacturer OPT
  • Wooster 2" Angled Cleaning Brush
  • 200 Count Intrinsics Synthetic Pads
  • 1 Spray Bottle filled with Cleaning Solution
  • 1 Spray Bottle filled with Rinse Solution
  • Instructions

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