Specially formulated to safely remove all contaminants from optical surfaces, First Contact is a proprietary blend of solvents designed to clean first surface mirrorsdiffraction gratings, and diffractive optics to the molecular level. First Contact is low-adhesion, leaves no residue, and is carefully designed not to thermally shock or remove coatings – simply apply, dry, and peel to reveal an atomically clean, contaminant-free surface.

Low Adhesion: First Contact is a non-toxic polymer system specially formulated to minimize surface adhesion: 1/20 the adhesion of Scotch tape.

Easy to Use: This one-part strip coating simplifies your cleaning process. First Contact conforms to any contour. Just apply, dry, and peel to reveal the restored surface, which is now clean to the molecular level.

Protects Delicate Surfaces: Keeps optics safe from physical and chemical damage in use, storage, assembly, and shipping.


  • LIGO
  • Astronomy
  • High powered laser optics
  • Telescopes
  • Forensics
  • Observatories

Amazing success! We were able to clean small, permanently mounted, curved mirrors in a compact setting extremely easily - and the results were stellar! Much better than we ever could have done with our old methods. We love the product!

~Zack C., Charlottesville, VA

More information on available kits:

Red First Contact Regular All-inclusive kit

Red Spray Deluxe Astronomy kit