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Old 12-20-2016, 06:34 PM   #1
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Laser looks weird?

My red laser dot on my Crimson Trace Slatewood Lasergrips looks like stars, red dot with star pattern around it. Why? I was going to clean it with a q-tip but though I would ask all my buddies first 🤠
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Old 12-20-2016, 06:37 PM   #2
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That's what all Laser dots look like to me without my glasses.
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Old 12-20-2016, 06:40 PM   #3
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Taken from Crimson Traces website:

MY LASER DOT IS NO LONGER ROUND – ITS SPECKLED AND SPREAD OUT, WHAT DO I DO?

It sounds as though you may have a dirty lens. If your dot looks like the image on the left all you need to do is clean your lens. Residue from gun oil or ammunition can get into the diode housing when your firearm is discharged. The particles aerosolize and adhere to the lens causing a “speckled” or “spreading of the beam” appearance.
To clean your lens please follow these steps:
1. Put a drop or two of Windex or Isopropyl Alcohol on one of the cleaning swabs that were included in your accessory packet
2. Insert the damp swab into the diode housing and twist several times
3. Remove the damp swab and insert the dry swab and twist it several times
4. Continue alternating between the damp and dry swab until the lens is clean and the dot is back to its original shape.
Don’t get discouraged, it may take several times of alternating between the damp and dry swabs before you clean the lens completely.
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I pulled out my other UC and it does not do that. All tests were performed in climate controlled rooms with glasses on 🤓
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Old 12-20-2016, 06:44 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Marshall View Post
Are you sure that's not the Commie Red Moon in your state ??.....
I don't think so? I just left the marijuana dispensary, everything looks just groovy
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Crimson trace or Kimber will replace it.
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Old 12-20-2016, 06:51 PM   #7
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I knew I could count on you guys:

MY LASER DOT IS NO LONGER ROUND – ITS SPECKLED AND SPREAD OUT, WHAT DO I DO?

It sounds as though you may have a dirty lens. If your dot looks like the image on the left all you need to do is clean your lens. Residue from gun oil or ammunition can get into the diode housing when your firearm is discharged. The particles aerosolize and adhere to the lens causing a “speckled” or “spreading of the beam” appearance.

To clean your lens please follow these steps:

1. Put a drop or two of Windex or Isopropyl Alcohol on one of the cleaning swabs that were included in your accessory packet
2. Insert the damp swab into the diode housing and twist several times
3. Remove the damp swab and insert the dry swab and twist it several times
4. Continue alternating between the damp and dry swab until the lens is clean and the dot is back to its original shape.
5. Your buddies on KT will give you shit

Don’t get discouraged, it may take several times of alternating between the damp and dry swabs before you clean the lens completely.
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It might be best to use a foam swab or a cleaning tissue that is specially made for cleaning lenses. Remember, if the lens is dirty and you wipe it, you're just grinding debris into the glass.
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Old 12-20-2016, 06:56 PM   #9
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Thanks Chuck! The other weird thing is, your post wasn't there till just now?
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I had the same prob with couple of mine. One was dirty, the other seemed that cleaning did not help. Ended up sending it back for replacement. CT are good folks.


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