1. Want to see less ads, private areas and be able to post? Register Today to receive all these benefits and more!
Dismiss Notice

Want to see less ads, post content and the ability to buy & sell Oakleys?

Register Today or Login

  1. Wavecloud

    Wavecloud Oakley Expert Premium Member

    Messages:
    2,022
    Trophy Points:
    743
    Ok folks, put a scratch in my Carbon Blades yesterday! Gutted to say the least.

    I have heard that scratches can be removed with mild non abrasive toothpaste?

    Did a search and yes it does seem correct.

    My CB's are the Grey Matte Black model, so no iridium coating, I believe?

    I was gonna try it on an old pair but thought, sod it, bit the bullet and tried on my Carbon Blades, no messing about!

    The good news is, it has worked a bit after two applications, the scratch is less visible.

    I will be having another go as soon as I get home.
     
    Shade Station Oakley Sunglasses

    Register to Not see this ad
  2. Wavecloud

    Wavecloud Oakley Expert Premium Member

    Messages:
    2,022
    Trophy Points:
    743
    The geeza at Oakley customer care reckons new replacement lenses should be available by Xmas...?
     
  3. OakleyBoss

    OakleyBoss Moderator Staff Member Administrator

    Messages:
    2,683
    Trophy Points:
    703
    I'd wait for the replacements. Not sure about the toothpaste. I've hear a bunch of rumors for removing scratches, but it could also make it worse.
     
  4. Wavecloud

    Wavecloud Oakley Expert Premium Member

    Messages:
    2,022
    Trophy Points:
    743
    I've tried it & although it didn't remove the scratch totally, it's certainly improved it.
     
  5. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

    Messages:
    16,745
    Trophy Points:
    2,993
    I wonder if polishing scratches out of lenses affects the optics? Not necessarily the clarity but maybe the refractive power and / or prism?
     
  6. Wavecloud

    Wavecloud Oakley Expert Premium Member

    Messages:
    2,022
    Trophy Points:
    743
    Yes - good point. I suspect it does a bit. Just depends on how far you take it.
     
  7. SpliceD

    SpliceD B-)

    Messages:
    3,285
    Trophy Points:
    323
    Toothpaste is a mild abrasive. What you're doing is basically taking liquid sandpaper to your lenses. I've done this before on my car windshield and it worked great. Not sure about lenses and how that affects optics. I guess it won't matter if the scratch is outside your field of vision, but i'd just opt for new lenses if it was in my line of sight.
     
  8. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

    Messages:
    16,745
    Trophy Points:
    2,993
    There is a product called Novus 1-2-3 for removing scratches in plexi and other plastic materials. It's actually a collection of three different products:

    1 is just a clean & shine; it doesn't remove scratches but just cleans and protects.

    2 is a minor scratch remover / polish with some very fine abrasives. In addition to removing minor scratches, it can clarify / polish hazed plastic. This would be comparable to using toothpaste, only much more effective.

    3 is a heavy scratch remover. It has a stronger abrasive.

    Basically you start with whatever level is appropriate then work your way downward, such as 3-2-1 or just 2-1 or just 1.

    If one was determined to remove scratches from lenses, this would be the most effective stuff, in my experience. Though personally I'd just replace scratched lenses and save scratch removers for display cases and other applications. And if the scratch is on iridium, no chance - any remover would also damage / take off the iridium.

    That might also apply to non-iridium polarized - I believe the polarization is the outer layer with those.
     
  9. Wavecloud

    Wavecloud Oakley Expert Premium Member

    Messages:
    2,022
    Trophy Points:
    743
    Exactly - if getting new lenses, why not try it and see. :)
     
    SpliceD likes this.
  10. SpliceD

    SpliceD B-)

    Messages:
    3,285
    Trophy Points:
    323
    Oakley prides on their technology where the polarization is fused into the lenses and not a layer that's glued on.

    http://www.oakley.com/en/technology/eyewear