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  1. marlies

    marlies Oakley Beginner

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    I did search the whole forum site for the answer to what I was sure would be a much asked question, but i couldn't find a generic answer that covered ALL okaley lenses, in particular Iridium

    So could I Please ask, this strightfoward question:-

    Is it really possible to self-repair some very minor surface scratches using some of the various tips you find all over Google, such as toothpaste, baking soda etc....

    I truly can't beleive any of these would work and/or further damage the lens.

    I have a number of Oakley sunglasses and I believe they are all marked polarized and some are iridium.

    The fact that Oakley themselves do not provide any information on their own website with regard to scratch repair specifically, is a strong indication they cannot be repaired.

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  2. Dieseltech

    Dieseltech Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    No none of that stuff works. It will only make them worse. Sorry scratched lenses can only be replaced in my experience.
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  3. shofzr

    shofzr Oakley Expert

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    In my experience, removing scratches is usually the same regardless of the material , gold, glass, silver, plastic, Plutonite.

    Polishing a scratch removes material at the surface down to the bottom of the scratch, this of course deforms the lens, and will destroy the Iridium coating.

    Scratch repair DIY - ImageUploadedByTapatalk1436550005.303888.jpg

    To " remove" this scratch all the material above the red line must be removed.

    Another option is to fill in the scratch and then blend the filler to match the surface, probably not a good solution for a lens.

    As mentioned above replacement seems to be the best option.
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  4. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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  5. Dennis Panlilio

    Dennis Panlilio Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Unfortunately they can't be repaired or polished off. Your best bet would be to replace the lenses.
  6. marlies

    marlies Oakley Beginner

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    thank you all so much. I am not sure what crap sunglasses these people are using to demonstrate how they remove scratches from lenses, but they sure aint OAKLEYS !!