Can You Avoid Scratched Safety Glasses?

The number one complaint we hear about safety glasses? Scratches.   What can one do about it?   Research shows not much. There are many different products that claim to remove scratches, but most reviews are negative. Just search “Liquid Scratch Removal Kit” if you want to get an earful. Brusso, Armor etch, and Glass Etching Cream are just a few of the suggestions out there. Many of these are actually removing the anti-reflective coating where the scratches were located, not removing the scratches from the plastic.

Here are some things you CAN do:

Use a carrying case when not in use.

Buy scratch resistant lenses (NOT the same as scratch proof!) We have noticed a difference in the coating helping decrease the amount of scratching, but it’s not a perfect world.

We’ve noticed that mid-to-higher end safety glasses are less likely to get scratched- the $2 pair is more likely to get scratched.

Don’t clean them with paper towels! Use a clothe instead.  We recommend a product like the Safety Glasses Inc Microfiber Bag.  You can use the product to protect your safety glasses when not and use and also it works great for cleaning your safety glasses.

I wish I had better news for you. Here, let me make you feel better. You could have bought the $15 Liquid Scratch Removal kit that is worthless to get rid of the scratches in your $7 safety glasses.

 

If you have some kind of miracle solution, we would love to hear about it. Send us a note.

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Scratched Safety Glasses – Damn!

The number one complaint we hear about safety glasses?  Scratches.  What can one do about it?  Research shows not much. There are many different products that claim to remove scratches, but most reviews are negative.  Just search “Liquid Scratch Removal Kit” if you want to get an earful.  Brusso, Armor etch, and Glass Etching Cream are just a few of the suggestions out there.  Many of these are actually removing the anti-reflective coating where the scratches were located, not removing the scratches from the plastic.

Here are some things you CAN do:

Use a carrying case when not in use.  We found a microfiber bag works great for not only cleaning the safety glasses but also protecting them from scratches.  Also it’s compact and easily fits into your pocket or attaches to the side of a purse.

Buy scratch resistant lenses (NOT the same as scratch proof!) Some lens are listed as hard coat lens seem to help avoid scratches as well. We have noticed a difference in the coating helping decrease the amount of scratching, but it’s not a perfect world.

We’ve noticed that mid-to-higher end safety glasses are less likely to get scratched- the $2 pair is more likely to get scratched.

Don’t clean them with paper towels! Use a clothe instead.

I wish I had better news for you. Here, let me make you feel better. You could have bought the $15 Liquid Scratch Removal kit that is worthless to get rid of the scratches in your $7 safety glasses.

If you have some kind of miracle solution, we would love to hear about it. Send us a note.

 

 

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