At last, you made the leap from a wall-mounted TV to an elegant new projection, but now dust particles slowly gun your lens up, and you can’t see every single pore on the face of The Gladiator as you once might see. Well, no household cleaner is available for you to restore your lens to its beauty, so here is a quick and easy guide.
Making your lens clean will improve the image quality, but you don’t want to use the wrong products or cleaning processes that may damage the glass or circuitry; the same principle applies to other devices and TV displays.
How Do You Clean Your Projector Lens?
- It is important to ensure that the projector is powered off and cool down for a minimum of 20 minutes.
- Use a pressurized air can or a manual lens blower to remove debris from the lens. Remember to keep the compressed air up and spray quickly to avoid damage to the glass.
- Len brushes are specifically intended to clean without hurting the camera and the projector lenses. Just brush the lens in a circular motion to eliminate dust and waste.
- Wipe the lens in circular motions using a single-use lens wiping or sprinkle lens cleaning on a microfiber cloth.
Things to Keep in Mind When Cleaning a Projector Lens
Always clean the lens out of the center in circular motions. If you wipe the same place more than once, you will merely disperse the scrap over the glass.
- Always use specially labeled items for clean lenses.
- Keep cleaning materials like microfiber wipes and lens brushes always in safe locations where clean. A dirty lens brush is pointless.
- Sprinkle the air canister in brief bursts to prevent damage to the glass at all times. Things To Avoid While Cleaning Lens
- Never wear a t-shirt to clean your lens; it will scratch your glass, no matter how soft it is.
- Please do not use your breath to wipe your lens; the acidity of your breath can damage the glass cover, you’re scratching it, and lens wipes are much cheaper than new projectors.
- Never touch your fingertips with the glass. Fingerprints are by far the most difficult to remove and degrade your image quality.
- Never use glass cleaners or other household items which are not specially labeled for your lens cleaning. False wipes or chemicals could cause lens damage irreparable.
- Never touch the bristles on your brush since it will leave your skin’s oils on the bristles, and the next time you clean it, the oil will smudge it all over the lens.
How Often Should I Clean My Projector Lens?
How often then should you clean it? It seems obvious, but the answer is that it is unclean whenever it is. There is no necessity for cleaning the lens if you have not detected a decrease in video quality.
Think of it like that: you risk harming the glass every time you go to clean it. The more you clean this glass, the more chance you have to scuff it accidentally. So the most significant thing is to prevent it in the first place from becoming unclean.
Cleaning your lens is an easy and economical technique that will – if done correctly – return your projector to this fresh-out-of-the-box image quality. Recall that the greatest thing you can do is to avoid it from becoming dirty in the first place, and when you do not use it, hit that lens cap and enjoy your Gladiator viewing in full splendor.