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post #1 of 10 Old 06-25-2007, 07:46 AM - Thread Starter
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Hey you guys, you gotta help me out on this one!:

I cleaned out my Panasonic AE300, the same as L300u)

and I did so, successfully as far as I can tell, however I scratched the polarizers with the Q-tip I was using didnt even think u could do that....

So now the projected image is all blurry, but I can still see that I got rid of the green tint...

Is there anyone out there who knows how to polish these things? I mean its just plastic right? is there any substitutes to these that i can use?

Please You Gotta Help Me, its an expensive piece of hardware....
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post #2 of 10 Old 06-25-2007, 02:40 PM - Thread Starter
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Please You Guys, Help Me!
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If they indeed are scratched then sorry to say, you just learned an expencive lesson.

What did you clean it with? (besides a Q-tip)

Could it be that there was some kind of film left behind?

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If they indeed are scratched then sorry to say, you just learned an expencive lesson.

What did you clean it with? (besides a Q-tip)

Could it be that there was some kind of film left behind?

Well I saw that some of the dust had dried on it so I used a little water on it together with the q-tip, that mustve been what caused the scratches, I recently scrathed one of the polarizers so bad now that its rendered useless(it accidently was grinded against a cable)...

But shouldnt there be Some kinda way that you could fix this, I mean theyre not very deep..... I have called some optics but theyve been reluctant to the idea of polishing it for me...

All the 3 of them need polishing on both sides isnt there anyone out there who has fixed something like this? what substance did you use?

Or is it by any chance possible to use some kind of subsitute to the polarizers such as cutting out those round ones you use in cameras.

in that case, are there any labels on these type of shades? because optics should be able to cut out a small piece from one of those..
Just type polarizer on google ,scroll down and youll see one of those..
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Does anyone here know if the AE100-Ae200 (same as L100u-L200u uses the same polarizers as in the AE300 (same as the L300u)

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But shouldnt there be Some kinda way that you could fix this,

Sure, you just have to re-etch the precision microscopic grooves in the polarizer...polishing it accomplishes the opposite of what you want.
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Sure, you just have to re-etch the precision microscopic grooves in the polarizer...polishing it accomplishes the opposite of what you want.

Please explain!?
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Think of a venetian blind. They have little grooves in them that absorb the light horizontally or vertically. If you were to take two polarized lens, put them together and keep twisting them, when they grooves are at 90 degrees from each other, no (or very little) light passes through.
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Think of a venetian blind. They have little grooves in them that absorb the light horizontally or vertically. If you were to take two polarized lens, put them together and keep twisting them, when they grooves are at 90 degrees from each other, no (or very little) light passes through.

And what do you mean by re-etching them? Is this an easy-to-fix problem?

What should I do to make the scratches go away?
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He was being rhetorical. You're not going to be able to fix these, they need to be replaced.
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