Optical Coating

We do not re-aluminize optics that were previously serviced by Spectrum (Florida), we recommend you contact them directly.

Zambuto primary optic owners, please contact Carl directly for any recoating services you may need.

We are now producing 96%, multi-layer (4) enhanced aluminum coatings. Standard Aluminum coatings are available upon request. Our cryogenic systems  consistently produce first rate coatings each and every time. In side by side comparisons, our coatings are brighter and more brilliant than the competition.

Simply the best!

We remove old coatings and center spot at no additional charge, providing you send us the center spot

For those of you in Southern California, we welcome "walk-ins" Monday-Friday, but ask that you make an appointment

 

Ostahowski Optics, Inc. uses a dilute solution of hydrochloric acid and copper sulfate to remove old coating (green river). This solution safely removes the old coating without affecting the underlying glass or optical figure. This method has been used safely for years, it is gentle but is effective on aluminum and the over-coating on top of the aluminum.

 

*Ostahowski Optics, Inc. is not liable or responsible  for unknown prior surface damage due to previous improper cleaning and/or coating techniques. Often times, this damage cannot be seen until the original coating is removed!.

We assume no liability for damage of any kind. We will use utmost care in handling your optics for coating but our coatings will not fix scratches, sleeks, a lack of a complete polish or figuring defects.

 

Optic recoats: It is very important to let us know in advance if you suspect your optics have a di-electric coating or a base coating of Chrome, Inconel or Nickel. We can not remove di-electric coatings - period. We can remove the base layer if it is Nickel, Inconel or chrome. We do not see this very often and it can add to a slight delay in processing your order.

Our coatings are completely strippable.

     

                                                   Chrome strip

 

Elliptical Coating

 

2.14"               $60       

2.60"              $70       

3.10"              $100

3.50"             $120

4.00"             $150

4.50"             $200

5.00"             $220

5.50"             $250

6.00"             $280     

6.50"             $320

7.00"              $360  

8.00"             $415  

Primary Diameter

 

6"                            $175

8"                            $220

10"                          $300

12.5"                       $390

14"                          $420

15"                          $440

16"                          $500 17.5"                        $550

18"                          $590

20"                          $825

22"                        $1,050

24"                        $1,300

25"                        $1,575

26"                        $1,750

28"                       $2,000

30"                       $2,450

32"                       $2,800

up to 36" by quotation

+ return shipping charges. Typical lead time is 7 - 14 days.

 

*Products received that are not ready for coating and need additional preparation will incur additional charges for that service. This includes us removing paint, glue and mounting brackets.

Optical evaluation is not included in the above coating prices.

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Primary Optic Reflectivity Curve

96%

Elliptical Diagonal Reflectivity Curve

97%