How to Repair Scratches in Sunglasses

Sunglasses are mandatory year round. They protect the eyes from the harmful rays of the sun. They also can be used as a fashion accessory. When you’re outside in the sun it is very important to protect your vision. Most modern sunglasses are plastic. This makes them prone to scratches. These scratches may interfere with your ability to see clearly. Any scratch or break in the lens can cause perception to be off, especially of the glasses are prescribed. It could be expensive to replace especially if they are prescription just for a nick or scratch. Here is a way to repair your favorite sunglasses lenses or plastic prescription eye wear with common household items.


Things You’ll Need:

  • Wood cleaner
  • Lens polishing cloth
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Cigarette ashes
  • Baking soda
  • Toothpaste

Step 1

Clean the surface of the lenses. If you don’t want the frames of your glasses to get wet, wrap them in clear plastic cling wrap to protect them. Use warm water and soap to remove and dirt or residue from the lens surface.

Step 2

Take a clean microfiber cloth and apply several spritzes of spray wood cleaner. Wipe the cloth over the scratched area on you sunglasses lens. Wipe the excess wood cleaner off with a lens cleaning cloth. You want to repeat this step several times. The scratches should appear to be going away. Do this until the scratches are no longer visible. Wash the wood cleaner off immediately with  soap and hot water. Rinse thoroughly. All the lenses to air dry.

Step 3

Use the petroleum jelly to fill in the scratches and dents. Coat the scratches well. Rub a small amount of the petroleum jelly into each scratch and remove the excess with a lens cleaning cloth.

Step 4

Cigarette ashes my also be very useful in repairing scratched sunglasses lenses. Use your index finger to rub some cigarette ashes into the scratches and crevices. You can repeat this step more than once to ensure all the cracks are gone.Wipe the excess ashes off with a lens cleaning cloth.

Step 5

Pour some baking soda into a bowl. Add only enough water to make a paste. Rub the paste onto the scratched lens surface. Wipe the area completely clean with a microfiber cloth. Use small circular motions to ensure the mixture seals the breaks and cracks. Wipe the baking soda paste off with a lens cleansing cloth.

Step 6

Take some ordinary toothpaste. Place a small dab on a clean microfiber cloth. Massage the toothpaste into the damaged surface of your sunglasses. Rinse the toothpaste off with how water and soap. Rinse thoroughly.

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About the Author: Alan Kennon lives a very happy life with two kids and a lovely wife. He likes to share his life time experiences with others about how they can improve their lifestyle and personality.

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