How To Remove Scratches From Glasses
Few things are worse than finding your sunglasses scratched. And chances are you’ll discover it the first time you’re getting ready to use them again, after a break. Like first thing in the spring, when the sun is up and you really feel the need to protect your eyes from the welcomed but still overwhelming brightness.
Your favorite Ray Bans, Pradas, or Guccis probably weren’t something you easily paid for. So, now that they’re scratched, you can hardly imagine throwing them away. We understand your frustration, and we’re here to show you that there is actually hope on how to remove scratches from glasses.
You can make your scratched designer sunglasses look like new. And it won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
We have to warn you, though, that before you get to the best solution, you might be tempted to try a few other options. Let’s quickly revise those and help you steer clear of them, for the right reasons and how not to remove scratches from sunglasses.
How NOT To Remove Scratches From Sunglasses
Some universal scratch removal solutions apply to many different materials, but not to your designer sunglasses. Car wax, sandpaper, or anything else that involves matching the scratch, along with toothpaste, vinegar and baking soda are options you might think of. Here’s why you shouldn’t do it, though:
No car wax – while car was may have filling and abrasive properties, when applied to lenses, it will merely have a cosmetic effect. While it could make the scratch less visible, it will certainly not make you comfortably see through it. Whatever you do, you’ll lack the clarity you get from original, unscratched lenses. And it could even distort the vision, making it even worse than before.
No sandpaper – sandpaper works for the scratches on outdoor furniture, but not for your Ray Bans. Matching the scratch with this type of abrasive material can lead to mirroring and even to distorting polarized lenses. It might remove a scratch on the lens, but you can be sure it will also ruin the lens in the process.
No toothpaste – toothpaste won’t work, regardless of what tube you choose, simply because it can barely… scratch the surface of a scratch. At the very best, it can help with tiny scratches. But if you’re looking at visible scratches that bother you, toothpaste will hardly have an effect on it.
No vinegar and baking soda – this is more of a housewife solution, and it’s a desperate one that you shouldn’t even bother with. Best case scenario, you won’t notice any difference. Worst case scenario, it will discolor the lens.
How To Remove Scratches From Sunglasses
Now that we’ve covered the don’ts, let’s focus on the dos. As promised, there is a simpler and more affordable solution that doesn’t involve throwing away your scratched designer sunglasses. Instead of trying to conceal the scratch, you can simply and easily remove it.That’s right, you can replace just one lens, and you’ll only pay a fraction of the cost of buying new sunglasses. What’s more, you can set the repair from your living room’s sofa, with a few clicks of a button. Reach out to us if you need help with replacing scratched lenses