If you’re anything like me you probably get annoyed when your glasses get smudged or scratched. No matter how well you take care of your glasses, sometimes it seems like smudges and scratches literally appear out of nowhere. How it’s possible, I’m not sure. But! I might be able to help you solve some of those problems with this list of quick, easy, and most importantly cheap ways to remove scratches from your glasses.
Glasses are expensive, so it’s important that we do what we can to take care of them. The last thing you want is your $500 pair of Gucci glasses to have a nasty scratch on them, leaving you paranoid that everyone will notice (true story, it happened to me).
So here are 10 easy and cheap ways to remove the scratches on your glasses. You can thank me later.
1. Baking soda and water: Mix one tablespoon of baking soda with one teaspoon of water in a bowl. This will form a paste.
Wipe your glasses with a microfiber cloth and cover the lenses completely with the baking soda paste. Once you’re done, rinse them off.
2. Baby shampoo: Dab some baby shampoo onto a microfiber cloth and rub it into the scratches on your lenses.
The soap can also help protect your glasses from nasty buildup.
3. White vinegar: If you have white vinegar in your home, mix it with a little bit of baking soda. Once you have mixed the vinegar and the baking soda, use the paste to buff out the scratches.
4. Dish soap and glass cleaner: Dish soap doesn’t only work for dishes!
Mix a few drops of dish soap and any type of household glass cleaner to remove dirt, stains, and smudges from your glasses.
5. Rubbing alcohol: Try combining rubbing alcohol with baking soda or a microfiber rag, and use the solution to wipe off the scratches and marks from your glasses.
6. Soap and water: This simple technique which removes scratches on your glasses uses the good old basics: soap and water. As we all know, if all else fails in life, we can always stick to the basics and give soap and water a try.
Mix soap and water together and dab a microfiber cloth in the mixture. If that doesn’t work, try adding some baking soda for good measure.
7. Brass polish: Brass polish can help remove scratches that aren’t too deep and can also help remove debris from your lenses.
According to Glass Crafter, just make sure that the product you are using does not have acetone in it.
8. Toothpaste: Grab some regular toothpaste (be sure that it’s not a whitening toothpaste or any type of minty or flavored toothpaste) and a cotton ball.
Apply some toothpaste onto the cotton ball and rub it onto the scratch for roughly ten seconds, and then rinse.
9. Car wax: Believe it or not, car wax can totally help clean your glasses! All you have to do is rub some car wax onto your lenses and gently wipe it with a soft cloth.
This should help remove any shallow scratches. Just be sure to wash the glasses with water when you’re done.
10. Scratch repair kit: Last but definitely not least, buy yourself a scratch repair kit. You can buy a scratch repair kit from your eye doctor, most department stores or online via Amazon.
Scratch repair kits help to temporarily fill the scratches on your lenses.
Scratch repair kits are usually optician approved and can make deep scratches on the lenses of your glasses more tolerable to look at. They also remove minor scratches.
The more expensive the scratch repair kit, the better the kit will remove the scratches from your glasses. If all else fails, invest in a good scratch repair kit instead of buying a brand new pair of glasses that will break the bank.