Scratched up frames

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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the newer optics on modern glasses is much better

you may be able to get replacements here


oops - frames - me wetard, no read
those are pretty cool tho
 

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I just sold a 1970's era pair of sunglasses to a guy in Texas. He's all excited. :dude: I hope he understands that there will be some wear.
 

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It's pretty remarkable that the lenses aren't scuffed up too.

I'd probably go with the idea of a buffing wheel first aswell, prior to attempting more abrasive means.

I've used brasso to remove scratches from CD's and glass in the past, but I'd be very reluctant to attempt that on shades. Perhaps as a last resort. Car polish could work aswell, though you'd need to be weary of the additives (such as wax) that would give an undesired finish.
 

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It's pretty remarkable that the lenses aren't scuffed up too.

I'd probably go with the idea of a buffing wheel first aswell, prior to attempting more abrasive means.

I've used brasso to remove scratches from CD's and glass in the past, but I'd be very reluctant to attempt that on shades. Perhaps as a last resort. Car polish could work aswell, though you'd need to be weary of the additives (such as wax) that would give an undesired finish.
Yeah I was surprised by that as well. I've had Raybans as old as 70s with nowhere near this much scuff on the frames.

These are sort of sought after because it's not the usual tortoise or black frames, these have some type of flakes in different colors in the frames that look really nice when it's sunny outside.

Just a shame it hasn't been taken good care of.
 

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It should look like this in good condition. Tortoise with deep colored flakes.
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Those Ray-Bans (in black) were all I wore from like 1992 to 1995 :laugh2:

I was the kid in school with a guitar that always had sunglasses on.
Same here, I've had black ones from 80s but usually like the Havanna or tortoise colored ones best from same era.
 

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shop here - I found this a few months ago cause I have
a VGC pair of Carreras from the '80's

in addition to being a sunglass junkie - finally settled into
Persols with with blue lenses


it's like guitars - just smaller

 


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