Surface analysis of strip coated materials pre- and post- 'cleaning'

Strip coating materials are commonly used in optic applications for the removal of grease and small particulates form the surfaces of delicate materials. Typically these include mask gratings, laser optics, telescope lenses and refractors. A clear red solution consisting of a blend of polymers is applied using a small brush and is then left to set. Once set, the polymer coating is peeled away leaving a pristine surface free of particulates.