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Been wanting to try out these old bins but they're cloudy even when the skies are clear. 

Trying to dismantle the eyepieces to remove the haze as best I can, but I'm stumped as to how they come apart. 

They don't unscrew from the front and the metal ring inside the barrel doesn't have anything to get a lens tool on to unscrew. 

Has anyone got any ideas how to get the lenses out? 

Thanks in advance! 

Chris.

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22 minutes ago, Hoody said:

Been wanting to try out these old bins but they're cloudy even when the skies are clear. 

Trying to dismantle the eyepieces to remove the haze as best I can, but I'm stumped as to how they come apart. 

They don't unscrew from the front and the metal ring inside the barrel doesn't have anything to get a lens tool on to unscrew. 

Has anyone got any ideas how to get the lenses out? 

Thanks in advance! 

Chris.

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Some time ago I dismantled a pair of 35mm binos just for the parts, like yours there we're no slots, I first covered the lens with masking tape then  cut slots with a small hacksaw.i then used a strip of thin steel to unscrew the rings.

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8 hours ago, Albir phil said:

Some time ago I dismantled a pair of 35mm binos just for the parts, like yours there we're no slots, I first covered the lens with masking tape then  cut slots with a small hacksaw.i then used a strip of thin steel to unscrew the rings.

The intention is to do this non-destructively so they can be reassembled and used as normal. 

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11 hours ago, Hoody said:

The intention is to do this non-destructively so they can be reassembled and used as normal. 

The only change you will make is the slots then you can clean the lens and reassemble them.When I said I took mine apart for the parts there was no damage done and I could have reassembled them if I needed to .

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14 hours ago, Albir phil said:

The only change you will make is the slots then you can clean the lens and reassemble them.When I said I took mine apart for the parts there was no damage done and I could have reassembled them if I needed to .

I'm not sure where you mean to make the slots. From what I can see it's the recessed dark metal ring holding the optics in from the back of the eyepiece, but I could be wrong. Was thinking possibly a rubber bung cut to the right size might get it out. 

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4 hours ago, Hoody said:

I'm not sure where you mean to make the slots. From what I can see it's the recessed dark metal ring holding the optics in from the back of the eyepiece, but I could be wrong. Was thinking possibly a rubber bung cut to the right size might get it out. 

I see what you mean, not easy to get at.your idea is on the right track but it will have to be a very tight fit . Now as I was in engineering I would ( think this may alarm you) drill two small holes with a Dremel pur a rivet in each ,a bar between them to unscrew the ring, but that is only what I would try if I was determined to clean the optics🤞🤔

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As you seem to be able to access both sides of the glass, try using isopropyl with some cotton buds to clean them. No destructive force required then.

I’ve taken a few binos apart for using the optics as eyepieces, the only annoying thing was the grease used around the ocular barrels, stuck like sh** to a blanket!

chaz

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