OPT Doc Clay's Cleaning Kit - Complete

OPT Doc Clay's Cleaning Kit - Complete
  • 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 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 (soft bristled brush that conforms to the recommendations made by Doc Clay).
  • 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
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Customer Reviews 4 item(s)

Idiot proof if you follow instructions
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by Paul / (Posted on 10/18/2015)
the best
This kit is only for lenses and similar optics, such as corrector plates (not mirrors) I use it for the objective of my 5-inch triplet refractor and for eyepieces. You have everything you need and enough to last - as another reviewer stated - for years. I have seen eyepieces around which their owners have damaged by incorrect procedure and that is not going to happen here. In fact, of all items included (top quality), the most valuable is the set of instruction sheets from Clay Sherrod - absolutely golden. The only thing I do differently is use the enclosed wipes not only for the cleaning, but also for the polishing (instead of Kleenex, as the instructions say). My optics were safely and thoroughly cleaned - the 5 inch had had a thick layer of stuck-on dust and pollen - now they look like they just came from the showroom. Thanks, Dr Sherrod.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by TEXAS SLIM / (Posted on 5/2/2015)
Works great
I was concerned about the price, but you get enough supplies to last you for years. Used it to clean some older, dirty naglers and now they're almost like new. Also really easy to use.

One bonus I found: Works great on my glossy LCD monitors.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by / (Posted on 12/23/2009)
Doc Clays Cleanig Kit Complete
Used this to clean corrector lens on my 8SE.
Couldn't have worked any better.
Absolutly clean and streak free with little effort! Highly recommended. Works great on eyepieces too.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by Paul / (Posted on 2/10/2009)
Included Items

Included Items

  • Wooster 2" Soft Bristled Angled Cleaning Brush
  • 200 Count Intrinsics Synthetic Pads
  • 1 Spray Bottle filled with Cleaning Solution
  • 1 Spray Bottle filled with Rinse Solution
  • Instructions
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

I have the Celestron C6A-XLT OTA, and left the lens cap off one COLD night. Consequently ice developed on the corrector plate, and after it dissipated an dried, water spots were left. Will this kit take care of that problem ?
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