How do you fixed scratched glasses?


Quick Answer

To fixed scratched glasses, clean them with water and dish soap, and remove a scratched lens coating with sunscreen. For deeper scratches, buff out the scratches with a paste of baking soda and water or a nonabrasive toothpaste. Use a four-way nail buffer to remove scratches on a frame.

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How do you fixed scratched glasses?
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Full Answer

  1. Clean the lenses

    Use a microfiber cloth with dish soap to clean the glasses. Sometimes, glasses just need to be cleaned, and only have the appearance of being scratched.

  2. Remove the coating

    If a thorough cleaning does not help, apply sunscreen to remove any coating on the polycarbonate lenses. Rub the lenses with the sunscreen on a cotton rag. Reapply the sunscreen, and polish until the coating is removed.

  3. Buff away deep scratches

    If the scratches are deeper than the coating, or the lenses are made of glass, use a soft cotton cloth to apply a nonabrasive toothpaste or a thick paste made of baking soda and water. Car wax can also be used to buff away scratches. Repeat the buffing process until the scratches are removed.

  4. Renew the frame

    If the eyeglass frames are made of acetate, use a four-way nail buffer to smooth the scratches. Start on the coarsest side, and move towards the smoothest side, working in a circular motion.

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