This formulation is the strong sensitive type. It will remove any tough stains that find their way onto your sensor safely and effectively. It is excellent for removing strong contamination buildups such as heavy oils, stains, lubricants and smears. As it cleans, Smear Away™ acts as a buffer to prevent any hard and potentially harmful dust particles from scraping against the IR filter. It provides excellent dust repellent properties and prevents friction build-up. Due to the nature of some tough oil stains, it may leave minor streaks behind and a follow up with Sensor Clean™ is usually an excellent measure. Sensor Clean™ works best with Visible Dust ‘Green’ series swabs
The unique fabric folding design creates a softer edge compared to a hot sealing process and helps reduce fibre shedding. The paddles incorporate a patented mini-channel with a contour that provides an even saturation whilst preventing pooling and vertical flow at the edge. This reduces streaks associated with traditional flat surface paddles. The mini-channels also provide the extra reservoir to absorb the excessive liquid and prolonging the moisture life of the swab during the cleaning process. The green swabs are excellent when used on fluorine-coated sensors. The patented V shape results in improved manoeuvrability inside the chamber offering free motion and allowing the swab to reach the corners.
Visible Dust sensor cleaning solutions and swabs are calibrated to work together to produce optimal and safe results. Please DO NOT USE alternative solutions with these swabs. A simple grain of quartz that is found in cheaper solutions is enough to produce an expensive scratch on a low pass filter. The cleaning liquids are intended to be placed on the swab first, so no need to be concerned about liquid seeping through the sensor.
Why use Visible Dust solution?
The disadvantages of using the many generic brands available are that they often use a FAST evaporative liquid for sensor cleaning which may in fact cause damage to the sensor by requiring repeat swabbing and is NOT recommended. The potential risk of the FAST evaporative solutions commonly available includes premature drying resulting in a static charge build-up leading to an even greater dust accumulation on the sensor.