Cleaning filters in a dish washer

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Equipment' started by RalphLambrecht, Dec 20, 2017.

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    My word...! How long did it take you to paste the labels back on the vinyls???

    Other than the above, the OP is obviously trolling us... Some sort of odd Christmas-End Of Year tradition, perhaps.

    This said, best of the coming silly season to you all!
     
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    hi oldtimertoo, sometimes i use sand too ...

    aak !
    he said lens filter?! thought he said cast iron skillet !

    i'll leave cleaning suggestions to others, ive never cleaned filters
    cause i don't own any !
    john
     
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    This thread ought be automatically linked in all other threads that contain posts denigrating the practice of keeping a filter over one's lenses at all times. If Ralph's filters accumulate enough schmutz that he's considering putting them in an automatic dishwasher, imagine what would become of naked lenses. :smile:

    Ralph, there's a clever little device you might try to avoid this issue. It's called "lens cap." :D
     
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    I guess he's a `mucky pup´ (Schmutzfink) - here's another thread ... https://www.photrio.com/forum/threads/lens-cleaning-solution.154701/
     
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    Originally dish washer detergent was pretty much the same as drain cleaner. Alkali hydroxide. After all the dishwasher has to do without scrubbing. Similar to an american car wash, where they don't dare using brushes. At pH 14 most food residues will hydrolise and come off easily. Imagine what that would do to your filter frame, unless it is stainless steel, chrome or gold coated.

    Today its enzymes that do the job. I can't imagine that those would survive such harsh alkaline conditions, but I still wouldn't trust it.

    Only speculation: I'm also not sure about the heat. Filterglass should be thin, which generally makes glass more restistant to cracking from large temperature changes. But expensive filters claim to be very plane. Maybe any tensions from heat would cause slight deformation. Especially with pol filters, which have many sandwhiched layers. Then, they might just come apart.
     
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    Does'ntt anyone use lens cleaner? SOP
     
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    I don't have filters big enough to use them as dishes. I'm 39-40.5mm guy. :smile:
    OP must be Hasselblad user.
     

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