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Achieve Atomically Clean Optics with First Contact Polymer

First Contact Polymer is specially formulated to clean and protect precision optical surfaces. Safe to use on all kinds of glass, most coated optical surfaces, fused silica, aluminum-coated mirror surfaces, and much more.First Contact™ is the safest cleaning product and the only protective film that also cleans an optic.

Diffraction Gratings (Phase Masks)

Cleaning Phase Masks with First Contact™ Polymer Solution Phase masks are difficult to clean. Traditional methods are time consuming and require hazardous chemicals. First Contact™ simplifies cleaning phase masks and ensures excellent results. Simply apply a generous amount of First Contact™ to the phase mask and allow it to dry. If the contaminants are only particulates the application rate may be as little as 1 ml for each 3.5 square inches, 22.5 square centimeters; but if there are skin oils or fingerprints use 1 ml for each 2 square inches, 13 square centimeters. When lifting oils from a contaminated phase mask it is helps to place a cover over the treated optic to slow down the drying process and allow it to dry overnight. If the oily contamination is heavy, it may help to rinse with an organic solvent prior to using First Contact.

High Powered Laser Optics

As an alternative to the drag wipe method, First Contact is a "touch-free" one-part strip coating system designed to clean precision optics to the molecular level. Available in kits and bulk bottles, simply apply, dry, and peel off the polymer to reveal a pristinely clean surface.

Observatory Telescope Mirrors

First Contact is trusted to clean large, unprotected mirrors in some of the world's premier observatories, such as the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii at 14,000 ft atop Mauna Kea, ESO La Silla ITT, SLRSC Western Range Depot Optics Group, and Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Fingerprint Lifting for Forensics

Ideal for print lifts and print preservation, First Contact matches surface contours, holds particulate material (such as dusting powders) in their exact relative orientation, and fixes the print without distortion. The formula is uniquely suited to preserve and collect latent prints from frozen, textured, mottled, and other hard-to-process surfaces.
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Red First Contact Regular All-Inclusive Kit Red First Contact Regular All-Inclusive Kit

Our Red First Contact Regular All-Inclusive Kit contains 73ml of polymer and all the typical application and removal accessories into a "one click" kit for easy customer ordering. The kit includes:

1 x 15ml Red First Contact Polymer Applicator Bottle
2 x 29ml Red First Contact Polymer Refill Bottles
1 x 29ml Red Formula First Contact Thinner (for brush cleaning)
1 x FCB1 Fan Brush
1 x FCNet Chemically Inert Mesh (5 - 3" x 3" sheets)
1 x FCUF 12m Unwaxed Dental Floss
1 x FCPS Pipette Kit (5 pipettes)
30 Peel Tabs

Instructions

The kit contains enough polymer to clean up to 280in2 (1,800cm2, 1.9ft2) of surface area

Do you suspect water spots on your optics? Use this spray polymer in conjunction with water spot pretreatment to remove water spots! Watch this YouTube video or others on our channel on how to use pretreatment in conjunction with the polymer.

Our Price: $148.00
Red First Contact Regular All-Inclusive Kit Red First Contact Regular All-Inclusive Kit - FLAT RATE SHIPPING $10.50

Choose this item if you want $10.50 Flat Rate Shipping via FedEx Ground to the Lower 48 United States. Flat Rate Shipping will show as a shipping option during checkout, however only ONE kit will qualify for Flat Rate Shipping. TWO kits can not be ordered as Flat Rate Shipping. (Do Not combine Flat Rate Shipping items with other items or your shipping options at checkout will not display correctly)

Our Red First Contact Regular All-Inclusive Kit contains 73ml of polymer and all the typical application and removal accessories into a "one click" kit for easy customer ordering.

Do you suspect water spots on your optics? Use this spray polymer in conjunction with water spot pretreatment to remove water spots! Watch this YouTube video or others on our channel on how to use pretreatment in conjunction with the polymer.

Our Price: $148.00
Red First Contact Deluxe All-Inclusive Kit Red First Contact Deluxe All-Inclusive Kit

Our Red First Contact Deluxe All-Inclusive Kit contains even more polymer than our Regular All-Inclusive kit, and also the accessories you need to complete your cleaning application. The kit includes:

1 x 15ml Red First Contact Polymer Applicator Bottle
4 x 29ml Red First Contact Polymer Refill Bottles
1 x 29ml Red Formula First Contact Thinner (for brush cleaning)
1 x FCB1 Fan Brush
1 x FCNet Chemically Inert Mesh (5 - 3" x 3" sheets)
1 x FCUF 12m Unwaxed Dental Floss
1 x FCPS Pipette Kit (5 pipettes)
50 Peel Tabs

Instructions

The kit contains enough polymer to clean approximately 500in2 (3,200cm2, 3.4ft2) of surface area.

Do you suspect water spots on your optics? Use this spray polymer in conjunction with water spot pretreatment to remove water spots! Watch this YouTube video or others on our channel on how to use pretreatment in conjunction with the polymer.

Our Price: $219.00
Red First Contact Deluxe All-Inclusive Kit Red First Contact Deluxe All-Inclusive Kit - FLAT RATE SHIPPING $10.50

Choose this item if you want $10.50 Flat Rate Shipping via FedEx Ground to the Lower 48 United States. Flat Rate Shipping will show as a shipping option during checkout, however only ONE kit will qualify for Flat Rate Shipping. TWO kits can not be ordered as Flat Rate Shipping. (Do Not combine Flat Rate Shipping items with other items or your shipping options at checkout will not display correctly)

Our Red First Contact Deluxe All-Inclusive Kit contains even more polymer than our Regular All-Inclusive kit, and also the accessories you need to complete your cleaning application. The kit includes:

1 x 15ml Red First Contact Polymer Applicator Bottle
4 x 29ml Red First Contact Polymer Refill Bottles
1 x 29ml Red Formula First Contact Thinner (for brush cleaning)
1 x FCB1 Fan Brush
1 x FCNet Chemically Inert Mesh (5 - 3" x 3" sheets)
1 x FCUF 12m Unwaxed Dental Floss
1 x FCPS Pipette Kit (5 pipettes)
50 Peel Tabs

Instructions

The kit contains enough polymer to clean approximately 500in2 (3,200cm2, 3.4ft2) of surface area

Do you suspect water spots on your optics? Use this spray polymer in conjunction with water spot pretreatment to remove water spots! Watch this YouTube video or others on our channel on how to use pretreatment in conjunction with the polymer.

Our Price: $219.00
RSFCDA - Red Spray Deluxe Astronomy Kit (SCT Owners Read Description Carefully) RSFCDA - Red Spray Deluxe Astronomy Kit (SCT Owners Read Description Carefully)

All in one kit for cleaning telescope mirrors up to 20" in size.

Our Price: $242.00
Red Spray Deluxe Astronomy Kit - FLAT RATE SHIPPING $10.50 Red Spray Deluxe Astronomy Kit - FLAT RATE SHIPPING $10.50

Choose this item if you want $10.50 Flat Rate Shipping via FedEx Ground to the Lower 48 United States. Flat Rate Shipping will show as a shipping option during checkout, however only ONE kit will qualify for Flat Rate Shipping. TWO kits can not be ordered as Flat Rate Shipping. (Do Not combine Flat Rate Shipping items with other items or your shipping options at checkout will not display correctly)

Our Red Spray Deluxe Astronomy Kit contains sufficient polymer to clean approximately 300in2 (1,900cm2) of surface area and NON-SPRAY polymer to clean ~60in2 (380cm2) of surface area, and all the typical application and removal accessories into a "one click" kit for easy customer ordering. The kit includes:

1 x 15 ml Red First Contact Polymer applicator bottle
4 x 29 ml Red Spray First Contact Polymer bottles
1 x 29 ml Red First Contact Thinner bottle for cleaning spray heads
30 First Contact Polymer Peel Tabs
80 ml Spray Bottle
2 x 80 ml Spray Bottle spray heads
1 x 8 ml Pipette
3 pack of 3" x 3" chemically inert mesh (FCNet)
Small floss, 12 meters (FCUF)
12 mm Solo Fan Brush (FCB1)

Do you suspect water spots on your optics? Use this spray polymer in conjunction with water spot pretreatment to remove water spots! Watch this YouTube video or others on our channel on how to use pretreatment in conjunction with the polymer.

Our Price: $242.00
RED1M - Red Spray First Contact 1-Meter Mirror Kit RED1M - Red Spray First Contact 1-Meter Mirror Kit

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All items required to clean a 1-meter mirror (or smaller mirror multiple times)

Do you suspect water spots on your optics? Use this spray polymer in conjunction with water spot pretreatment to remove water spots! Watch this YouTube video or others on our channel on how to use pretreatment in conjunction with the polymer.

Our Price: $695.00