Aluminum Polish for Removing Scratches On Plastic Lenses

I think the use of Armour Etch to remove the antiglare and scratch resistant coatings has been said enough about. Plus it's on YouTube. It worked for me on my PLASTIC prescription glasses with metal frames. It did not hurt frames and will not damage plastic frames either, from what I've seen on YouTube.


But if your glasses or sunglasses are all scratched up and they DON'T have any of that antiglare or scratch coating on them, here is a good way I got rid of all the scratches (not gouges). If they DO have the coatings on them, dont use this!

Buy a buy a little jar of MOTHER's MAG and ALUMINUM POLISH from most any hardware. I found mine at AutoZone Auto Parts about $5.00. Sounds scary but believe me, it will get scratches off not only eyewear but radio displays, watches, just about any plastic.

Just wash your glasses with warm soapy water. Make sure they don't have any grit on them to scratch them worse. Use a very soft damp cloth and get some polish on it and rub it on. You might want to stir the polish/paste first if it looks like it needs it. Keep plenty of it on your cloth and just keep rubbing hard for awhile then wipe it off with clean soft cloth.

You may have to repeat this several times until the scratches are gone. And mine were shiny as new and scratch free. I don't post anything that I have not tried myself. Does sound strange that a Mag or Aluminum Polish would work on glasses but it worked great for me and theres lots of other uses for it too.



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June 12, 20150 found this helpful

I want to thank you for your post. I like the person who made the post had a pair of sunglasses that were "ruined" because they got splashed with brake fluid. I thought they I was doomed. I thought I was going to have to fork over 70 some odd dollars for a new set of lenses. Despite the warning about the coating I decided to give the mag polish a try, with a whole lot of elbow grease and a little bit of patience. I saw the coating start to come off. The final result was not the blue scratched coating that I had started with but a nice gray lens. I also have another pair from the same company with amber lenses which did not have the coating but were scratched from day to day wear. the scratches cleaned up nicely as well. Thanks for the tip I figure I would have spent over 150.00 for two sets of lenses great tip.

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August 28, 20170 found this helpful

It is becauuse Mother's has a very fine abeasive, don't overdo it. You are not removing radioactive acid so easy does. Be patient it takes a little while and several go rounds.



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May 14, 20180 found this helpful

I'm courious what the consequences are for using aluminum for buffing out scratches in eye glasses with coatings. Is it lost of coating or does it damage the lenses beyond use

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