Reflective sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful UV rays while complementing any fashionable outfit. Though most high fashion sunglasses are built to endure daily use, a trip to the beach or an accidental drop may leave a scratch or two on your lenses. The reflective layer of the lens is often beneath the surface, which means you can buff out a surface scratch without ruining the mirror-like effect. With a few household products, your pair looks new in no time.
Items you will need
- Rubbing alcohol
- Microfiber cloth
- Cotton balls
- Baby oil
- Lens tissue
Saturate a microfiber cloth with rubbing alcohol. Wipe the front and back of each lens with the cloth to clean any dirt or dust which may be filling the crack.
Dip a cotton ball in baby oil and apply a generous layer over the scratched area of each lens. Allow the oil to sit on the lenses undisturbed for 15 to 20 minutes.
Buff each lens with a lens tissue using a rapid circular motion. Continue until most of the oil has been absorbed into the tissue. Use new lens tissues as needed.
Apply a small amount of lens cleaning solution to a fresh lens tissue and wipe the front and back of each lens clean.
Avoid using etching compound or abrasive cleaners to try and remove the scratches. These may damage the reflective layer of the lenses.