JR INSTRUMENTS BORESCOPES / Jesse Lopez
BORESCOPES / ENDOSCOPES REPAIRS
Please scroll down to read all the Important Information about borescopes and shipping information.
WE HOPE THAT THESE Q & A WILL HELP YOU.
Q: How many years has your company been in business?
A: We started our business in 1984
Q: Do you repair old borescopes? What types of scopes can JR repair?
A: Yes we do repair old scopes and the types of scopes that we repair include, rod lens scopes, achromatic lens scopes and fiber optic borescopes, these may be lamp illuminated or fibers illuminated.
Q: My borescope look cloudy, what can I do?
A: First you needs to inspect the lens at the tip and the ocular window for finger prints or foreign materials. The oil from finger prints cause the image to look cloudy.
Q: How can I clean the scope?
A: You can blow air to remove loose materials and then use a cotton swab (Q-TIP) moisten in acetone or alcohol and clean the surface of the lenses, and use the Q-tip only once to prevent scratches.
Q: My scope still looks cloudy, what can I do?
A: The problem can be: broken lens, moisture inside,or heat damage, send the scope to a repair facility for inspection.
Q: Do you repair mirror tubes too?
A: Yes, but we do not recommend mirrors because mirrors cause back reflections on image.
Q: How can I solve the problem with the back reflections on my mirror tube?
A: The mirror have to be perfectly clean to minimize some light reflections.
Q: What is usual charge for a quick look at to determine if a given scope is fixable / economical to fix vs discard?
A: We do not charge for estimates, our quotes and evaluations are FREE.
Q: My scope is a straight rigid scope and it now has a bend in it, can you fix it?
A: Most probably yes, but we need to inspect it to give you a free quote.
Q: What type of damage to a scope is not worth fixing?
A: If the cost of the repair is higher of a price of a used scope, I will recommend to get the used scope.
Borescopes are fragile instruments
and when the scope is not at work, keep it in their protective case not on your tool box.
Do not use your borescope as a pry-bar this could render your scope useless.
Borescopes are not designed to withstand a lot of pressure, they will break.
Borescopes can not resist HI temperatures.
We recommend that when you drill a hole in metal wait a few minutes to cool off
or blow air to cool it, and then insert scope to inspect.
If your borescope needs repair, send it to a qualified repair facility.
THE PROPER WAY TO SHIP SCOPES
When you ship borescopes to a repair facility, make sure you put them inside their protective case.
Or put them inside a double box with enough padding to protect the scopes.
Most Shipping companies require at least 2 inches of foam or soft padding to all sides.
And because borescopes are expensive Instruments, we recommend to put more padding and also
INSURE THEM FOR THE REPLACEMENT VALUE.
THE PICTURE ABOVE IS JUST TO ILLUSTRATE OF WHAT CAN HAPPEN TO YOUR BORESCOPES
IF YOU SEND THEM INSIDE FLIMSY BOXES.