Vintage is back in fashion and old clothes, gadgets and accessories have never felt so trendy! You will be the luckiest person if it just coincides that you had not thrown away all your old stuff. Whenever you find anything left on your granny’s abandoned drawer, do not throw it away. Not only will you be saving money, but you will be wearing it in style as vintage is the newest craze in town. And if you find some cool shades from back in the day, then you have most likely hit the jackpot. Those vintage glasses are so in right now that they would probably cost you a fortune if you would buy them today from any store. Do not worry if they are not in their best condition and shape. In today’s world, there are tons of ways you can fix anything old and make it look brand new.
Here are tips to restore your old sunglasses to look new again.
Adjust Your Glasses So That They Are in the Right Fit
This is especially important in the case where you have found an old pair of glasses that used to be owned by someone else. The glasses you find might not necessarily be the right size for your face, as they might be smaller or bigger than your face’s fit. Or you might want to restore the size of your own glasses because it has been abandoned for several years that it started to stretch out, get bent, or just stop fitting your face at all. If you can still remember where the glasses were bought from, you can pay the optical shop a visit and make them fix it for you. But in case you do not remember where it was brought from, you can still fix it yourself. You just need to be careful because you can end up completely destroying your glasses. It is said that you can make plastic frames fit again using a blow dryer. You have to be really gentle, however, as this can be extremely dangerous. This will help you adjust the glass’s fitting exactly the right size for your face.
No More Scratches on the Lenses
Having scratches on the lenses of your old glasses can be quite common, especially if your glasses were cast aside for a very long time. Moreover, it is not really a big deal because worst case scenario, you will be able to change your lenses altogether. You can even replace your scratched lenses at thesunglassfix.eu. But before coming to that conclusion, there are a few steps that you should be able to take that can help you eliminate any scratches on your lenses. First of all, try to clean off your glasses using a kitchen soap and a microfiber cloth. That should do the trick, but if not, you could try to remove the coating of the lenses with baking soda or toothpaste. If the scratches do not come off from the first time, try repeating the process several times. The scratches are supposed to begin fading away each time until they seize to exist and the lenses will be left with no marks of any scratches.
Renew Your Frame
Your shades’ frame might be broken, scratched, or just needs a professional clean up. This is also not a big deal as any optical store will be happy doing this for you and reviving your frame to a healthy state – might even be for free. But if you think it is not worth the hassle and you think you can do it yourself, visit any drug store near you and buy a four-way buffer. Rub it over your frame – from the coarsest parts to the smoother areas – and be very careful to avoid scratching the lenses. It would be too bad if you do end up damaging an area while trying to fix another. Your glasses will resume back to its original shine and will be as good as new!
As Good As New
At the end of the day, buying new vintage sunglasses might be very expensive. And the thing with vintage is that it is like you are buying something old for a very high price. Sometimes it just does not feel right. Besides, buying an old looking glass is sort of tricky, because in the end, it is not really old. However, if you do own an old pair of glasses, that is what vintage should be about. Recycling your old stuff is the most eco-friendly choice you can have. Plus, it is in style and most importantly, it is the original kind of vintage. With these simple tricks, your sunglasses will not be any different than that of any store; it just might be a little bit better!