How to Remove Scratches From a Magnifier Glass

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A magnifier glass (aka magnifying glass) is no less invulnerable to scratches than a standard pane of glass. You can buff the scratch out of a magnifier glass yourself, providing you have certain supplies. No special skill is needed, nor must you wear special gloves or protective eyewear while removing the scratches.

Things You'll Need

  • Soft cloths
  • Photographic-lens cleaner
  • Towel
  • Nonabrasive toothpaste
  • Wash both sides of the magnifier glass in cold water. Wipe both sides dry with a soft cloth. Run the edge of the cloth around the inside rim on both sides of the glass to remove liquid that could rust the metal frame.

  • Spray photographic-lens cleaner on the side of the magnifier glass with the scratch. Wipe the glass, including the inside rim, dry with the soft cloth.

  • Place a towel on a table. Place the magnifier glass on the towel with the lens that has the scratch facing up.

  • Hold the end of a nonabrasive-toothpaste tube against the glass to one side of the scratch. Press on the tube as you drag it across the length of the scratch, dispensing the toothpaste.

  • Place the edge of a soft cloth against the glass at one end of the scratch. Press on the edge as you drag the cloth down the length of the scratch to its other end; rotate the cloth in small, circular motions while doing this. Continue to buff the glass for a total of 10 seconds.

  • Remove the cloth and inspect the glass to see if the scratch is no longer visible. If the scratch is still visible, repeat steps 4 and 5.

  • Dampen a soft cloth with water. Rinse the side of the magnifier glass that had the scratch with the cloth. Wipe the magnifier glass, including the inside rim, with a dry soft cloth.

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