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Old 03-27-2011, 04:16 PM
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Hi everyone, I recently found an old microscopy and I noticed that one of the objective is unusable due a layer of green that partially covers the lens.
At first I thought of rust but the fact that also the lens is envolved, made me think of some kind of mold.
I really would like to recover the objective but I'm kinda new of the field so maybe someone more expert could help me with the cleaning process, if possible.
I include a pic as reference (only part of the url since I don't have 5 posts yet):

i55.tinypic.com/29kt72r.jpg
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:05 PM
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That does look like some mold and rust.

Have you tried adding some distilled water to it to try to carefully wash it off without rubbing it? Maybe with a dropper.
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I've tried with some denatured alcohol but no luck, the dirt is holding really fast
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