Over-spray on Reading Glasses, ??Cleaning

What do you guys use to get over-spray off Plastic Reading Glasses? Concerned if I use something to powerful it could melt the plastic or distort it.
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evodawg wrote:

Over-spray of what? Paint? Varnish? I'd had good luck with liquid hand soap, warm water and fingertips which is all I use to clean plastic lenses anyway, I never clean them dry. A wet thumbnail seems to peel off paint, but perhaps some other finishes would be more difficult to remove if there is an ingredient that has reacted with the plastic.
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I get my reading glasses for $2.99. Just wipe them off with a homemade tack cloth... ;-)
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I used to use waterless hand cleaner back when I used to forget to take off my glasses <G>
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evodawg wrote:

Overspray of _what_? Latex will generally come off in regular cleaning although it may take a few repetitions. Other kinds of paint may not.
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wrote:

just so happens I had this issue today! layed my glasses [plastic lenses] on the bench and sprayed some rattle can poly. OOPS!!!!. I am near sighted and dont need them to do up close work. I used laquer thinner on a paper shop towel. It cleaned em right up but left streaks so Ishot some windex on em and they're good as new. DONT USE ACETONE!!!! DAMHIKT...... :-]
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Basic reason I refuse to have plastic lens.
An Xacto knife does a great job of scraping glass lens clean.
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On Mon, 13 Oct 2008 00:09:10 GMT, "Lew Hodgett"

I used to use glass lenses but as my eyes worstened they became too heavy and uncomfortable to have resting on the ol shnozzola. its too bad too because I liked em better! :-]
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"skeez" wrote:

Understand.
I wear the "RayBan" aviator glasses which require a 62mm blank.
They are a little heavy, but after almost 40 years, they grow on you<grin>.
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I gave up on glass lenses years ago when polycarbonate lenses were shown to me. Get them with a scratch resistant coating and I believe they are tougher than glass. I do metal work and weld splatter burns into glass and ruins the lens, poly the weld splatter sticks, but is removed easily with no apparent damage. Also the poly lenses are tough! I took a hit in the lens years ago when a tool broke and pieces flew and hit the glass lens and broke it into a million sharp, jagged pieces. To break the poly lens I would have to take a shot to the head that would probably kill me before the lens would break. I have "tested" old poly lenses with a hammer and they are darned near impossible to break. I also have wiped the lenses off with lacquer thinner to clean them. Greg
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skeez wrote:

Ok I'll try that. wasn't sure if thinner would cause problems on the plastic... Btw it was an oil base.
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Laquer thinner will also take off the finish on the frames...
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Do you know what kind of plastic your lenses are? With that information, you can do some research into what thinners/cleaners will work without messing up your glasses. I'd probably try low odor mineral spirits myself.
If nothing else, visit a crafts or hobby shop and ask for something specificially for removing paint from plastic. Modelers have used brake fluid, but it softens some plastics.
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Puckdropper <puckdropper(at)yahoo(dot)com> wrote:

Have no clue.. I know brake fluid does a number on a cars finish!
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If you have perscrition lenses, contact the company you got them from and ask them! All "plastic" lenses are not created equal. or are the optional coatings that can be applied. Those protective coatings are continually getting better at everything. A couple of years ago I got some pretty bad solvent on my one or two year old glasses and it left the lenses hazy in several areas. It was a mixture of things including toluene, ketone, etc, etc. The company I get my glasses from said that shouldn't have been a problem and replaced the $400 lenses for free! I have no idea how $10 drug store lenses might respond. I wish that's all I needed. I'd buy a new pair once a month.
Several years ago the was a TV commercial that offered a simple to apply coating for damaged lenses; you know the old "$19.95" type of deal. I had some scratched lenses at the time so I tried it. It worked pretty well, but I did something else to the lenses that caused the coating itself to go bad in a couple of spots and I couldn't clean them up, so I gave up on the product. Two or three years LATER I get a call from that coating mfr, asking how I liked their product and did I want to order more. I told them how things went to H***. They told me that all I had to do was to use the pre-coating lense cleaner that came with the kit and that would have taken the first coating off. Then I could have re-coated. ---Too late now, but it could have worked!
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I avoid getting the overspray in the first place by taking off my glasses. I'd replace reading glasses (about $3) if I got paint on them. Glass prescription glasses are best.
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Belt sander. 36 grit.
It doesn't matter which brand of belt sander...in all cases, the overspray will be gone... but so will your glasses.
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evodawg wrote:

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rm -f --nomelt --nodistort overspray
(Sorry - the devil made me do it.)
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Morris Dovey wrote:

oh yeah a COMMAND LINE solution... Why didnt I think of that??
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