Scratched up frames

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  1. Guy Named Sue

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    Is there a way to get rid of scratches on the frames of these sunglasses? They're old and the owner just kept them in a drawer instead of the leather bag and didn't take care of it well.

    Any advice? Can it be done at home or is it necessary to let a professional do it? I'm guessing that they're from the 80s, Rayban Wayfarer model.

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    Why? wear them on stage when playing your road worn guitar and they will fit right in. LOL
     
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    Possibly a light auto polish?
    Wizard's Shine Master or similar.
     
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    Didn't think of it haha all natural relic look. Lol
     
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    Would that work on plastic tho? Not sure why type of plastic they used back then, but it feels like quality stuff and not cheap lightweight plastic that knockoffs use.
     
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    using something like Maguier's mirror glaze should do the trick. make sure you pop the lenses first unless you plan on replacing them too.
     
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    That's true, you don't want to mess with the lenses.

    It's should look like this in a good condition, tortoise with deep colored flakes.
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    It'll take out scratches on plastic, dont know if it will leave the plastic shiny or matte, I guess it depends on what the plastic looked like in the first place.

    Yeah definitely remove the lenses first.
     
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    Remove the lenses (soak frames in hot water for 45 seconds)

    Then try Novus2.

    If there are deeper scratches than the 2 can remove, switch to Novus3.

    After you remove all the scratches with the 3, wash away every bit of the cream (so the 3 does not contaminate the 2).

    Now polish with Novus2 to a mirror gloss.

    Warm frames again with soapy water, and pop the lenses back in.

    You can get a Novus 3-pack at walmart, amazon or any local motorcycle shop


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    Yeah, I dont know it might. I want to stay away from chemicals as much as possible, since it's an item that is going to be in contact with the face a lot.

    I think I'll try the toothpaste and baking soda method first and see how it turns out. If it needs more I'll try the micromesh, they do have really fine grit ones so that vould possibly bring the shine back.

    Hopefully I can bring this back to life. Meeting the seller tomorrow if the size is correct.
     
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    I think I have a bottle of those at home somewhere. The first thing I'll do is to remove the lenses. Dont want anything to come in contact with.
     
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    And by removing the lenses, you can clean 40 years of human protein out of the grooves.
     
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    If you want to know if they’re vintage or not, if they are there should be an engraved B&L somewhere on the lenses. If they’re modern they’ll have just RB
     
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    I'm fully aware buddy, been buying and selling Raybans for a long time.:thumb: I know what to look for. Even the weight and feel of the vintage ones is different, you can feel it in your hand.
     
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    Nice! Wearing some tortoise clubmasters right now. :cool:
     
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    I gave my last pair of clubmasters away last year to a friend. They're absolutely great!

    I'm glad there seems to be no scratches on the lenses, if there were I would've walked away. I just have never seen a par of Raybans so scuffed up.

    I like tortoise, but the Havana is so much better imo, it's just a terrific color.
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    These were my favorite for a long time, B&L Raybans from 70s Havana
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    Cool! Didn't know vintage Raybans were a thing. I got a pair of black clubmaster classics, but I may have to step up my game.

    Sorry @Guy Named Sue dont have any answers for the scratches, but I hope you get it sorted out.
     
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    Toothpaste? Apparently works wonders on plastics.
     
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