How to Get Scratches Out of Blue Mirror Sunglass Lenses

by Brandon Getty ; Updated September 28, 2017

Buff out scratches on your mirrored lenses.

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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
Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Apply a small amount of lens cleaning solution to a fresh lens tissue and wipe the front and back of each lens clean.

Tips

  • Avoid using etching compound or abrasive cleaners to try and remove the scratches. These may damage the reflective layer of the lenses.

Photo Credits

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About the Author

Brandon Getty began writing professionally in 2008, with columns appearing in "Thrasher" magazine. He received a Bachelor of Arts in literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and lives in Stockton, Calif.