Armour Etch For Scratched Eyeglasses

My glasses (polycarbonate lenses with anti-glare coating, no other coatings) were ruined when I got brake cleaner on them. They looked like they had tiny scratches and dots all over the lenses (like shiny spiderwebs), to the point that I couldn't drive at night with them.

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I found out about Armour Etch, printed out a 50% off coupon, and went to Michaels craft store for a 3oz bottle - $6.50 total. After removing the lenses from the frame, I put a nice thick layer on both sides of each lens, just gently dab with a Q-tip. The goo is abrasive so don't rub and scratch your lenses.

It took 2 times at 5 minutes each. I don't see why you couldn't leave it on for an hour or more. After washing them off, they are like new, other than a couple deep scratches. This will not magically get rid of deep scratches. It only gets rid of the scratched/crazed coating on the surface.

By Dude

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February 19, 20120 found this helpful

Hi, good for you! I'm wondering if it got rid of the anti-glare coating that you had. And if that's why there are no more scratches?....because the coating that was scratched is gone? Either way this is great news!

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thanks for sharing :)

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March 31, 20121 found this helpful

My glasses always get that mess on them after a few years.
I am really glad to know this!

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August 5, 20121 found this helpful

Yes, it gets rid of the anti-glare coating. They will not be "anti-glare" any more. I have been wearing that same pair every day for 6 months or so, I have them on now, and they look just fine. DO NOT try this with real glass lenses, you will make frosted opaque glasses.

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January 27, 20161 found this helpful

This also worked for me. I read the same info somewhere else online and bought the armor etch and put it on both sides of the lease and i have very clear lenses again.

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Such simple information that no optician will give out. Thanks!

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October 27, 20171 found this helpful

I was looking for a way to conquer the scratches on (2) pair of glasses both with antiglare coating > After replacing one pair of lenses only weeks later to have them scratched up again this was the magic cure. Armor Etch is the bomb!! And for $6.50 no less. Thank you Dude a for posting this, I intend to tell my league of four eyed friends out there the joy of being able to repair the scratch on ones glasses until the next time you absolutely need a new pair. Good work & much Thanks!!

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