Several months after I got really into cycling last year, my friend and cycling guru gave me a fantastic pair of cycling sunglasses.
Over time, they became scratched, and I thought I’d need to replace them. Unfortunately, the brand name had worn off, and I couldn’t find any sunglasses like them when I researched online. However, I was able to piece together some guidance on taking the scratches off my sunglasses, and now they look almost like new.
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This process worked very well on my photochromatic cycling sunglasses, but not so well on a pair of polarized driving glasses that have a thin mirror coating on them. It didn’t hurt anything, but also didn’t do much for the scratches. Therefore, I’d recommend these steps only for sunglasses that don’t have any sort of extra shiny or mirror coating on the lenses.
- You’ll need a microfiber cloth (which you can get at the dollar store) along with a box of baking soda, which costs about 50 cents at Walmart or Lidl.
- Rinse the glasses with warm water, then clean both sides of each lens with one corner of the cloth.
- Mix together some baking soda and water to form a paste, then use another corner of the cloth to gently scrub both sides of each lens of your sunglasses. Make sure you get close to the edges the whole way around.
- Next, rinse the glasses under warm running water until you’ve removed all of the baking soda.
- Use another corner of the cloth to dry and polish both sides of the lenses.
How’d this work for you?
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