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Darkening Plastic Sunglasses Lenses with RIT Dye?

I know the basic stuff for dyeing glasses with RIT dye. I can't seem to get my plastic lenses dark enough. I wear prescription eye glasses with over sunglasses. My goal is to get the sunglasses so dark that no one knows or sees my spectacles. I would like to still be able to see though.

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Thanks for the help.

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December 9, 20180 found this helpful

I would not do this. The lenses should be UV protective. I got a pair like that at Dollar Tree over the summer. They fit over my glasses and I keep them in the car for driving.

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February 5, 20190 found this helpful

Melted my glasses

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December 9, 20180 found this helpful

While I would not do this, some one else wrote an ehow on doing this...see link at end of this message. If these are expensive glasses, I would not recommend trying this. If you have a disposable pair that you won't miss, you would just be out your time and the cost of items, then try it:

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www.ehow.com/how_8496477_tint-eyeglasses-using...

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December 10, 20180 found this helpful

I appreciate your speedy reply! The article you linked to is the exact one i followed in the 1st place. The overglasses are only cheap plastic so im not too fussed about replacing them.
I used this method of dying the lenses already. My issue is i cant get the plastic dark enough. I barley noticed a change. I followed the directions except for the distilled part. is that a big deal?
Thanks very much!

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December 10, 20180 found this helpful

It clearly says that you should use distilled water because the minerals in other water may react and not work the same.

"mix it with distilled water rather than tap water to avoid discoloration due to mineral deposits"

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Here is another link so maybe this might help. You may have to try a different lens as some plastic may not take the dye.

www.leaf.tv/.../

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December 11, 20180 found this helpful

Glad they are a cheap pair that aren't worth getting fussed up over! If you retry it following the instructions exactly, post back if they darkened. Take care!

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