How Do I Repair Scratches on an Oakley Sunglasses Lens?

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Remove scratches from your Oakley sunglasses with common household items.
Remove scratches from your Oakley sunglasses with common household items. (Image: sunglasses image by Bosko Martinovic from Fotolia.com)

Oakley sunglasses feature Iridium-coated lenses to lessen the sun's glare and provide contrast. Oakley owners must exercise care when handling their sunglasses to avoid scratching the delicate the Iridium coating, which is registered to Oakley. However, if you scratch your the lenses, you can remove scratches safely without causing further damage. Avoid using cleaning solution with Oakley lenses to prevent warping the Iridium coating and making the problem worse. Repair scratches on your Oakley lenses to avoid lens replacement.

Things You'll Need

  • Cotton balls
  • Mild soap
  • Soft cloth
  • Mild toothpaste
  • Baking soda

Wet the sunglasses before cleaning. Never clean Oakley glasses lenses while dry because you could scratch the delicate Iridium coating.

Use mild soap and water with a soft towel to buff the scratch out in a circular motion.

Buff stubborn scratches with a mild toothpaste and cotton ball. Rub the scratch gently in a circular motion for about 10 seconds, then rinse with water. Repeat this method if the scratch remains after 10 seconds until you completely remove the scratch.

Make a baking soda paste using equal parts water and baking soda, and apply the paste to the lenses with a soft cloth. Rub the paste into the scratch in a circular motion for a few seconds, and rinse the lenses. Repeat this process if the scratch remains until it’s completely removed.

Rinse the sunglasses after you completely remove the scratch, and blot your glasses dry with the Microclear bag provided with your Oakley sunglasses purchase.

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