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How To Fix Damaged Maui Jim Sunglasses

Oh, the heartbreak of it! You just dropped your beloved Maui Jim sunglasses, and now they're not looking their spiffiest. Kind of feels like accidentally spilling coffee on your favorite book, doesn’t it? But fear not! Just as the sun rises every morning, there's always a glimmer of hope. Let’s dive into the world of DIY fixes and see if we can’t just bring that pair back to its former glory.


When Life Gives You Broken Sunglasses...

You don’t just throw them away! With the right tools, a pinch of patience, and this guide, we’ll have them back to ship-shape. Or should I say... shade-shape


Assessing the Damage: What Are We Dealing With?

First things first. Before going all “DIY master” on your sunglasses, let's see what kind of trouble we’re really looking at.

  • Lenses: Are they scratched, chipped, or downright broken?
  • Frame: Bent out of shape, cracked, or missing pieces?
  • Screws: Loose or AWOL?
  • Nose pads: Worn out, discolored, or playing hide and seek?


The Necessary Toolkit

Just like Batman has his utility belt, you'll need your handy-dandy repair toolkit. And no, I don’t mean duct tape (though, wouldn’t it be amazing if that could fix everything?). Here’s what you’ll need:


Let's Get Down to Business! The Fixes

The “My Lenses Look Like They’ve Seen Better Days” Fix

For Scratches

Remember the time you tried to erase a pencil mark but ended up smudging it? Lenses can be like that; sensitive. But with a bit of toothpaste (non-gel) and a microfiber cloth, you can buff away minor scratches. Here’s how:

  • Dab a tiny bit of toothpaste onto the scratch.
  • Gently rub it in a circular motion with the cloth.
  • Rinse with cool water.


Presto! Like a wizard’s spell, those minor scratches should be diminished.


For Major Breakage

If your lenses resemble the Grand Canyon or a spider web (yikes!), you'll need to order replacements. It's best to get them from Maui Jim directly to ensure quality and proper fit.


Frames That've Lost Their Shape

Minor Bends

Frames bending like they’ve had a tad too much to drink last night? Use a hairdryer to gently warm the frames (not too hot, now!). Once pliable, you can mold them back into shape. Cool, right?

Cracks and Breaks

A dab of clear nail polish or super glue can seal minor cracks. But, be like a chef adding salt – use sparingly! For breaks, align the two pieces closely and adhere with super glue. Allow ample drying time!


Screw Loose? Or Missing Altogether?

Tightening Up

Use your mini screwdriver to secure any rogue screws. A dab of clear nail polish can keep them from getting rebellious again.

Missing Soldiers

If you’ve lost a screw, most eyeglass repair kits come with replacements. Find the perfect match and tighten that baby up!


Nose Pads Needing Some TLC?

Switch out those old, yellowed nose pads with fresh ones! Unscrew the old, screw in the new, and you’re golden. Literally.


When DIY Doesn’t Cut the Mustard

Hey, we’ve all been there. Sometimes, things don’t go as planned. If your shades seem beyond redemption, consider sending them back to Maui Jim for professional repair. It might cost a little, but these sunnies are worth it, right?


Wrapping It Up: Shine and Show!

After all said and done, give your sunglasses a thorough cleaning. Use a lens solution or gentle soap and water. Dry them with your microfiber cloth, and voila! Your Maui Jim sunglasses should be looking as snazzy as the day you fell in love with them.


One Last Thing...

Prevention is better than a cure. Consider investing in a sturdy case and maybe, just maybe, refrain from using them as a makeshift headband or placing them lens-down on surfaces.

So, are you ready to breathe new life into your Maui Jim shades? Grab that toolkit and wear your refurbished sunglasses with pride. Because, remember, every time you rescue a pair of sunglasses, an angel gets its wings. Or something like that.