Rain X on a scope?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by ricknolan, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. ricknolan

    ricknolan Well-Known Member

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    Rain X works great on a truck windsheild. What would happen if you put it on a rifle scope?
     
  2. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    You can't, Bushnell will sue you for their Rainguard copyright infringement.:D

    I'd worry that it would mess with any of the optical coatings on your outer lenses.
     

  3. ScottBerish

    ScottBerish Well-Known Member

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    I dunno, but why don't you try it on a cheap scope and see how well it works??
     
  4. ricknolan

    ricknolan Well-Known Member

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    Good idea but I don't have a cheap scope.

    Wonder if the nice folks at Lupod or Nikon might give me a answer?
     
  5. linksmechanic

    linksmechanic Well-Known Member

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    It's made out of a wax base so I doubt it would hurt. Try it on a leupold if it messes it up send it in. Or have liberty optics try it on a vx1.
     
  6. Boss Hoss

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    Not only no but Heck No..
     
  7. CS T

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    I do not know if what I was told is true or not but here it goes. A customer of mine said he tried it. He said after it dried he wiped it off and that it looked like it lifted up some of the scopes coatings. Again I do not know it his is true. I thought about doing it to a cheap scope I have.

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  8. Boss Hoss

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    As I stated above----this is not a good thing.
     
  9. jwp475

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    A cheap scope would not have the same coatings as an expensive scope, therefore not much to learn IMHO
     
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  11. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Should work the same as it does on you truck's windshield provided that you can keep the rifle going at least 50 mph. :>)

    I don't believe that RainX was designed for stationary glass.
     
  12. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    Nor was it intended for lenses with optical coatings
     
  13. ricknolan

    ricknolan Well-Known Member

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    This is what Leoupld said about it...

    "Rick, it will help at the beginning but I do not recommend using Rain X, my suggestion is trying a substance called Kleer-Vu they can be reached at 208-524-4949"

    Kleer Vu Anti-Fog Cleaner is the web address.

    I am going to try some and see if it works for scopes and my eye glasses.
     
  14. Boss Hoss

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    Was talking with Arnold at US Optics (directs production, QC and some R&D) today about another matter and I brought this up and he got a chuckle out of it. On the lower line optics it may not make a difference at first but eventually it will degrade performance.

    This is the best way to clean your optics IMHO-- watch and learn:

    http://www.usoptics.com/video/cln1.wmv