A pair of spectacles usually cost a lot more than you are initially expecting. When dumped around, they are often found in a miserable state. Restoring vintage spectacles is an art, something you can excel at. Here is a step-by-step guide as to how you can restore your old pair of spectacles!
Readjust Your Glasses So They Fit Correctly
The first thing to go wrong with spectacles is when they start to stretch out, get bent, or just stop fitting on your face that well. Even an expensive pair (Most Expensive Things That Mira Rajput Owns) is bound to get out of shape eventually.
Adjusting your glasses on your own isn't as easy as you'd think, so be careful when you're doing it. If things do go horribly, it's well worth it to walk into an eyeglasses retailer and have them help you get them straightened out.
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Get Rid Of Scratches On The Lenses
In general, the lenses in most eyeglasses these days are plastic. That means they're pretty easy to care for and buff out the scratches. You should clean off your glasses with a little kitchen soap and a microfiber cloth to see if that fixes your problem. If not, you might need to buff out some of those scratches.
1. Baking soda or toothpaste (7 Useful Toothpaste Hacks That Will Ease Your Life): Use this all-around household helper to remove scratches from glass or plastic lenses. Make a thick paste with baking soda and water, and rub it in a circular motion across lenses with a soft cotton cloth. The process may be repeated for stubborn scratches. The same process can be used with non-abrasive toothpaste.
2. Car wax: Some people use ordinary vehicle cleaning wax to remove scratches on glass or plastic lenses. Cover each side of the lens with wax, rinse under running water and dry with a clean, soft cloth. Repeat the process if necessary.
With a little buffing, you should find your glasses are good as new. It takes a little work, but it's certainly a lot cheaper than buying a new set of frames.
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Clean Up Your Frames
Just go to the drug store and buy a four-way buffer. Start with the coarsest grain and work over the white areas while careful not to scratch the lenses. Then use the progressively smoother parts of the buffer to work over the same areas. Once you are finished with the smoothest step, you'll notice the original shine come back to the frame.
This doesn't last forever. You'll probably have to do it again in 4 to 6 months, but at least you can get them looking good again for a while.
With that, your fragmented old frames should get a new lease on life. While you can't fix everything, you can at least get the small stuff and breathe a little bit of life into them.
We hope this guide helps you restore your old glass frames and spectacles to life. Let us know on our official Instagram account! Stay tuned to HerZindagi for more!