How to Fix Scratched Sunglasses?

Have you ever spent a huge amount of money on sunglasses, and after wearing them only a few times, they end up with one or more big scratches? I know that feeling. It makes your sunglasses unusable and even dangerous to wear. Of course, you can always buy new lenses, but these cost money, and we want to save money. However, there is a cheap and easy way of restoring your glasses without spending too much money.

Sunglasses are very delicate, so handle them carefully when you think that you’re not doing anything wrong while putting them on or taking them off. Sometimes, even if we try our best not to scratch them, the damage is already done. So what do we do next? Well, there’s a solution to every problem!

Today I’m going to show you several ways to fix scratched sunglasses at home using things around the house, most of which you probably have already.

How to Get Scratches Out of Sunglasses?


Here are some of the easiest and practical methods to remove scratches from sunglasses.

Using Toothpaste to Fix Scratched Sunglasses


One of the easiest ways to fix scratched sunglasses is toothpaste. It contains mild abrasives that will remove any fine scratches on the lens. All you have to do is spread a dab of paste on a cotton cloth and rub it gently on the lenses of your glasses for a few minutes. Rinse with cold water and dry with a soft cloth. This method works well, but sometimes it just can’t get rid of deeper scratches, so don’t expect miracles from this one.

Using Peanut Butter


If your sunglasses have only surface scratches, then there’s an easy solution for this as well. You can use items that you most probably already have at home: peanut butter! Is this not amazing?

Spread some creamy peanut butter over the lenses and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Then use a soft cloth to remove the residue. Repeat the process if necessary and then polish with a dry cloth. If you have stubborn scratches, try using extra crunchy peanut butter, it has more abrasives in it, which will do the trick much faster.

Using Liquid Compound to Remove Scratches from Sunglasses

All you have to do is mix two compounds together, liquid polisher compound and liquid wax compound. The mixture should be a 50/50 ratio of both liquids. You can buy this at any Car Accessories Shop. Then, apply it over the lenses evenly with a cotton wool swab and leave it overnight for best results.

If none of these methods works on your scratched-up sunglasses, then it’s time to take them to the opticians; they may be able to fix your lenses.

I hope you’ll find this tutorial useful and apply one of these methods for your scratched-up sunglasses, but if not, then never fear; I have another awesome way how to fix scratched sunglasses.

Bonus Method Remove Scratches from Sunglasses

If none of the above work on your polarized glasses, then try using Brasso or Nevr-Dull metal polish. You can buy either of these at any local store like Walmart, etc. You need to put a little bit of polish on a soft piece of cloth (cotton) and rub in a circular motion until you remove all scratches from your lens, leaving behind crystal clear glass. It works great on plastic too.

After you have successfully removed all scratches from your sunglasses, use a dry piece of cloth to wipe the lens down and polish it with a clean one for an extra shine.

Bottom Line

I hope you found this article helpful and now know how to fix scratched sunglasses. If you have any questions or suggestions, please leave them in the comment section below; I’ll reply as soon as I can! Thank you for reading.

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Yasir Jamal
By Yasir Jamal

Hey folks, meet Yasir Jamal here. As a blogger for more than six years, my passion has never faded. I love writing in a variety of niches and writing about outdoor gear and helpful guides for your outdoor ventures. This site is mainly focused on sunglasses. I have a keen interest and bringing in the right information and honest reviews in my blog posts. So stay with me and never spend another dime on a worthless product.

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