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.
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...... :-]
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.
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.
If you're quiet, your teeth never touch your ankles.
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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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rm -f --nomelt --nodistort overspray
(Sorry - the devil made me do it.)
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