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  1. Garducio

    Garducio Oakley Enthusiast

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    quick question .
    I'm trying to see what the difference between these 2 cleaning kits are.
    1. NanoClear Hydrophobic Lens Cleaner Kit
    2. Oakley Lens Cleaning Kit

    Is one better than the other or are they both the same?
    thanks.
     
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  2. MagneticG

    MagneticG Oakley Beginner

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    I believe #2 is just a regular cleaning kit, and #1 cleans and adds the hydrophobic solution, which is similar to rainX for windshields if I remember right.

    I use #2 once a week on my 4 pairs of Oakleys and it does a great job. I've also heard people say you can take the empty bottle back to an O store and they will refil it for free.
     
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  3. Garducio

    Garducio Oakley Enthusiast

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    Yea I have the NanoClear Hydrophobic Lens Cleaner Kit. Ok so it's a protective layer u put on. So you'd want to clean the glasses with the cleaning kit then put the NanoClear Hydrophobic Lens Cleaner Kit on top?
     
  4. Kuztomized

    Kuztomized Oakley Collector

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    Normally I will just start with the hydrophobic cleaner unless the lenses are extremely dirty. After it dries you will most likely end up with a haze looking through the lenses. Just use the regular lens cleaner kit once or twice afterwards and it should clear everything up.
     
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  5. Ventruck

    Ventruck Oakley Expert

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    It's true. Although every time I do that the bottle gets shaken from just walking and I feel like a **** for making a bit of a sloppy process.
     
  6. erap

    erap Oakley Collector

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    Do you wash the lens first with water before using the lens cleaning kit?
     
  7. flyer

    flyer Oakley Expert

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    If there is mud or salt or general crud on the lens, then definitely YES.
    You don't want to be grinding anything onto that 3 micron iridium surface.
    Use lukewarm running tap water, and you'll be fine; that will remove the majority of lens gunk, except for body oils (sweat). That's where the cleaning solution comes into play. Don't forget to wipe down the unobtainium bits too, though it's not critical to use microfiber on 'em.
    Beware of sunscreen, hair gels, and scented body solutions.
    Some of these are DEATH to fine shades!
    Batwolf started a wealth of information on cleaning here:
    How To Properly Clean Your Oakley Glasses | Oakley Forum
    WELL worth reading!
     
    Last edited: 7/15/15
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  8. erap

    erap Oakley Collector

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    Do you apply the hydrophobic solution to both the front and inside part of the lens?