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10 Tips To Effectively Remove Scratches From Glasses

October 16th, 2020

There’s nothing more annoying than seeing scratches on our eyeglasses.

We do whatever we can to take care of our eyeglasses to prevent this. We place them in its pod when we’re not using it. We use a non-abrasive microfiber cloth to clean the lens. Or we make sure it’s far away from anything that can scratch the lens.

But, then, surprise, surprise! The lens still gets scratched!

How?

That still remains one of life’s mysteries.

Thankfully, the solution to removing those scratches are not a mysterious secret. It’s out in the open.

Have you tried any of these methods?

Liquid Bandage

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Liquid bandage spray works well for this purpose. Spray on the scratch and use a cloth to remove any excess liquid. Let it dry.

Toothpaste

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Using toothpaste is the most common solution. Simply apply the toothpaste on the lens and rub it in a circular motion. Rinse with cold water and use a clean dry cloth to wipe off the water. If there are still scratches on the lens, repeat it again.

Cigarette Ash

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Yes, you read that right. Cigarette ash can help remove the scratches on your lens. Rub the ash gently on the lens and wash it off. Wipe it dry and inspect if the scratch has been removed. Repeat if needed. Of course, remember to use cold ash.

Baking soda and water

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Mix baking soda and water to make a paste. Using a cloth or cotton ball, apply the paste on the lens in a circular motion. Rinse it off with cold water. Wipe dry and check if there are more scratches. Repeat if there are.

Furniture Spray

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Spray this lightly on the lens. Use a lint-free cloth to rub the spray in a circular motion. Rub it until the scratch is removed. It’s effective but you will need to repeat this process every few days.

Armour Etch

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First things first, it needs to be said that you can only use Armour Etch cream on plastic lenses ONLY. Okay, if you can use this on your glasses, paint a thick coating on both sides of the lens. Let it sit for five minutes before rinsing off the lenses. Wipe it dry but make sure that you don’t rub the lenses during this process.

Remember, plastic lenses only.

Petroleum jelly

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With this one, you’ll want to add just a thin coat of petroleum jelly on the lens. Use a non-abrasive cloth to rub the gel in a circular motion for ten seconds. Repeat as necessary. Use water and a cloth to remove any excess.

Car Wax

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Weird right? But when you think about it, it’s not so weird. Car wax can remove scratches on the car so why not eyeglasses? Apply the car wax on the lens with a soft clean cloth. Then buff the scratch away.

Brass/Silver Polish

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This is another method that can ONLY be used on plastic lenses. Use a cotton ball and wipe the polish on the lenses. Rub it in a circular motion and buff the lenses to remove the scratches. Use a clean soft cloth to wipe out any excess polish.

Windshield Water Repellent

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This will work on shallow scratches, not so much on the deep scratches on your lens. Apply the water repellent with a clean cloth and rub it on the lenses. It can definitely help keep out dirt and fogging up the glasses.

Have you tried any of these hacks? Which one worked for you?

If they didn’t work, there are more ways to remove the scratches off your glasses. Watch the video below.

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