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Old 01-11-2011, 05:26 PM #1
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Lens scratched by ball impact?

I just bought a new Invert Helix mask in November. In mid-December, I played a PSP indoor field for the first time. When I cleaned my gear up, I found a strange pattern of scratches on the lens. It looks like the as the shell shattered it scratched the lens because it is very nearly the size of a ball. Unfortunately, I did get shot in the lens a few times but I only found this one blemish. I would post a photo but it is hard to capture.

My question is it common for balls to scratch lenses like that? Is it possibly a bad lens? Is it the shorter distances that can be at play in PSP? Any insight is appreciated.

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Old 01-19-2011, 11:54 AM #2
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Sometimes a paintball hit can scratch a lens. But most likely while wearing the mask, you won't notice the minor scratches.
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:11 AM #3
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Mine get little scratches here and there all the time. Mostly unnoticeable when you have the mask on, and normal. It's more noticeable with mirror, or fade lenses, because they sometimes have an extra film on them for the coloring that scratches easier than the lens.
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:58 AM #4
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Thanks for the responses! Good to know that it isn't just me.
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Old 05-08-2011, 11:47 AM #5
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Just make sure that scratch isnt really the start of a crack, if you think that is even a possibility replace your lense right away. Better to spend $30 on a lense then have a lense shatter in your eyes later
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:07 PM #6
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You get more scratches by wiping down the paint/broken shells. The proper way to clean is by rinsing the lense with water.
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