Kitchen soap and a clean cotton cloth are often enough to clean and remove smudges and light scratches from plastic lenses. Deeper scratches can be remedied by using simple household products, such as baking soda or toothpaste. Just make a thick paste by combining baking soda and water. Dab a cotton cloth on the mixture, and rub it on the surface of the plastic lens until the scratch is removed.Continue Reading
If using toothpaste, stick to a non-whitening, non-gel toothpaste that is non-minty and non-abrasive to prevent further scratches on the lenses. Massage the surface of the lens using a cotton ball or fabric with a dab of toothpaste. Rinse with cool water, and wipe with a clean, lint-free cloth.
Other household items that can be used to remove scratches from either glass or plastic lenses are vehicle wax, silver or brass polish and furniture polish. These items help eliminate scratches by filling in the gaps created by the scratches and also giving the lenses a clear, neat polish. If using vehicle wax or silver polish, use several small pieces of square cloth, as wax sticks on fabric easily. Commercial furniture polish, such as Pledge, may only deliver a fix that lasts for a few days.Learn more about Technology
Common materials around the home that are useful for removing scratches from eyeglasses with plastic or glass lenses include toothpaste, baking soda, vehicle cleaning wax and windshield water repellents. Other effective materials for plastic lenses are Armour Etch and brass or silver polish; however, these can damage glass lenses.Full Answer >
Use a small amount of nonabrasive toothpaste on a cotton or soft wool cloth to buff away scratches on eyeglasses. The toothpaste should be applied in a small circular motion with gentle pressure on the lens for about 10 seconds, after which the eyeglasses should be rinsed with cold water and rubbed dry. If the scratch is very stubborn, you may need to repeat this process.Full Answer >
To take scratches out of plastic, sand the surface with a damp sandpaper, and wipe off the residue with a damp cloth. Dry the surface, and rub it with metal polish to restore the shine.Full Answer >
The gentlest and least harmful way to clean silver jewelry is to apply diluted non-phosphate, citrus-free dish soap, such as Dawn Original Non-Concentrated Dishwashing Liquid, and then rinse in warm water and buff dry with a soft 100-percent cotton cloth. Additional safe, nonabrasive cleaners for silver include Windex Multi-Surface Vinegar, Method Glass and Surface Cleaner, and Purell Original Formula Hand Sanitizer.Full Answer >