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Say Goodbye to Scratched Lenses: How To Remove Scratches From Sunglasses

by Bulltru Sunglasses 18 Jan 2024

As a professional sunglasses owner, I understand the frustration of discovering scratches on your favorite shades. Whether the scratches are minor or more severe, they can significantly impact your vision and diminish the overall appearance of your sunglasses. However, with the proper knowledge and a few simple steps, you can effectively remove scratches from your sunglasses, restore them to their former glory, and make your Bulltru Sunglasses look new! 

Understanding the different types of lenses

Before diving into the various methods of removing scratches, it's essential to understand the different types of lenses commonly used in sunglasses. The type of lens you have will influence the approach you should take when removing scratches.

The most common lens materials include glass, plastic, and polycarbonate. Glass lenses offer excellent optical clarity but are more susceptible to scratches. 

Plastic lenses are lighter and more impact-resistant but tend to scratch more easily. Polycarbonate lenses are durable and lightweight, making them an excellent choice for sports sunglasses.

Assessing the severity of the scratches

Now that you're familiar with the types of lenses, it's crucial to assess the severity of the scratches on your sunglasses. Minor scratches can often be easily removed using simple home remedies, while deeper scratches may require professional intervention.

To determine the severity of the scratches, examine your sunglasses under good lighting and at different angles. If the scratches are shallow and do not impede your vision, you can use the following home remedies. 

However, the scratches are deep or affect your ability to see clearly. In that case, it is advisable to seek the assistance of a professional eyewear technician.

D.I.Y. Steps For How To Remove Scratches From Sunglasses

It's worth exploring a few home remedies before using commercial products or professional help when dealing with minor scratches. Here are some effective DIY methods to remove minor scratches from your sunglasses:

Using toothpaste to remove scratches

Toothpaste is a commonly recommended remedy for removing minor scratches from sunglasses. Begin by applying a small amount of non-gel toothpaste onto the scratched area. Using a microfiber cloth, gently rub the toothpaste in a circular motion for about a minute. Rinse the sunglasses under cold water and carefully dry them with a clean cloth. Repeat the process if necessary until the scratches are no longer visible.

Applying baking soda and water paste

Another effective remedy for minor scratches involves baking soda and water, creating a paste. Mix equal parts of baking soda and water to form a thick paste. Apply the paste to the scratched areas of your sunglasses, using a soft cloth to rub it gently in a circular motion. Rinse the sunglasses thoroughly and dry them with a clean cloth. The baking soda paste should help reduce the visibility of the scratches, restoring your sunglasses' clarity.

Using vinegar and olive oil mixture

A mixture of white vinegar and olive oil can work wonders on minor scratches if you prefer a natural remedy. Mix equal vinegar and olive oil in a small bowl and stir well. Dab a soft cloth into the mixture and gently rub it onto the scratched areas of your sunglasses. Continue rubbing in circular motions for a few minutes, then rinse the sunglasses and dry them with a clean cloth. The combination of vinegar and olive oil will help minimize the appearance of scratches, leaving your sunglasses looking as good as new.

Commercial products for removing scratches

While home remedies can often do the trick for minor scratches, there are also commercial products specifically designed for removing scratches from sunglasses. These products typically contain specialized compounds that help fill in the scratches and restore the lens's clarity.

Before purchasing any commercial product, you must read reviews and ensure it suits your lens type. Follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer carefully to achieve the best results. Commercial products can effectively solve deeper scratches or when home remedies fail to produce the desired outcome.

Preventing scratches on sunglasses

Now that you've learned how to remove scratches from sunglasses, it's equally important to take preventive measures to avoid future damage. Here are some tips to keep your sunglasses scratch-free:

  1. Store your sunglasses in a protective case when not in use.
  2. Avoid placing your sunglasses lens on surfaces that could scratch the lenses.
  3. Clean your sunglasses regularly using a microfiber cloth to remove dirt and debris.
  4. Avoid using abrasive materials or harsh chemicals when cleaning your sunglasses.

By implementing these preventive measures, you can prolong your sunglasses' lifespan and keep them pristine.

Now, enjoy scratch-free sunglasses!

Scratches on sunglasses are annoying, but with the proper knowledge and a few simple steps, you can effectively remove them and restore them to their former glory. Whether you opt for home remedies or commercial products, always assess the severity of the scratches and choose the appropriate method accordingly. 

By taking preventive measures, you can minimize the risk of future scratches and enjoy scratch-free sunglasses for years. Say goodbye to scratched lenses and hello to clear vision and stylish eyewear!

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