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After a lot of use plastic goggles tend to start to show signs of ware and tear by getting scratched up, making shooting practice very difficult if you can't see through them. The good news is that there are a few things that you can try to make minor scratches less noticeable.
The first thing to be aware of before trying any of the methods in this tip is to make sure that your lenses do not have a non-reflective coating. If they do then trying anything listed here will damage the lenses.
Using a wood cleaner in the spray bottle you just spray a little on to the plastic lenses, wipe them off and apply a spray petroleum jelly and wipe it off. The jelly works to fill in the scratches so they are less noticeable.
The cleaning sprays for DVDs and other disks can be used for buffing out scratches in plastic lenses. All you have to do is spray the lenses and then wipe it off.
There are a few household items that you can use to buff out scratches if you don't want to go out and buy a lens cleaner. You can rub a non-abrasive toothpaste on the lens with a cotton ball in small circular motions. Once you have covered all the scratches use cold water to rinse the paste off. If the scratches are deep then you will have to repeat this a few more times.
Mixing baking soda with water to make a paste you can rub it on the lens just like the toothpaste and when you think that the scratch is gone rinse off the paste. If its still there reapply the paste and try again.
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