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How do you remove scratches from sunglasses?

Scratched lenses on the beach
 
 
Accidents happen, people drop things. Heck some people seem to be experts at it, especially when it comes to dropping other people’s property.
 
Now if you are here because you have a scratch on your sunglasses lens, I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news first-
 
You don’t have anything under your kitchen sink or in your garage to repair that scratch. I’m not trying to be a Debbie Downer here, I'm a reporter of facts.
 
A scratch on the lens means there is an abrasion on the lens. The only way to repair that abrasion - fill it with a material that is the same color, clarity and density as the lens. Difficult, perhaps impossible.
 
Try buffing it out? To do this you would have to remove the surface of the lens to the depth of the scratch, all whilst maintaining a perfect buff and… You know what? I’m not even going to finish this sentence. Don’t try and buff out your lenses with sandpaper.
 
Let me present you with a list of things that DON'T work,
 
Sandpaper - Scratch city, don’t do it man. Put down the wrecking ball.
 
Toothpaste – The idea is the tiny abrasives in the paste will wear down the lens to the depth of the scratch. If this were true we’d have no teeth left.
 
Sunscreen – A temporary fix at best, the lotion fills the crack but will disperse over time.
 
Furniture wax – If you still want to see through your lenses, don’t try this one.
 
I did promise you some good news,
 
If you have expensive sunglasses, see if the manufacturer offers replacement lenses. You could get lucky.
 
We offer a fine range of affordable polarized and non-polarized UV protection sunglasses. Check them out here. The past is the past, let’s move forward.
 
Stay Faded,
 
Ben

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