I do not remove mine. But you might use a clean dry Q-Tip on the laser now and than. they do get flim on them. did this when i first installed mine and it got real clear.cl00bie said:I just installed the Crimson Trace on my LCP. The instructions say to remove the CT when you clean your gun. Do you need to remove it every time? It seems like a bit of a pain, but if the laser would be damaged, I'd do it.