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Removing tape residue from glasses ???

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  1. Tailbuster

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    As long as you don't have an anti-relective(glare) coating on your lenses you can use lighter fluid or acetone(fingernail polish remover) on the lens(If the glare coating was on them it's damaged anyway-so you probably don't). Keep the solvents off the frame. Rinse it off thouroughly after the glue is gone. It is also possible that what you see may be damage to the lens itself but if you are sure it is glue do the above.

    all the best,
    john
     
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    put a rag on your finger, and wipe it in Hand cleaner, gojo type. Wipe off the goo. Rinse glasses and clean with a soft cloth.

    Use "magic" tape next time.

    HM
     
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    Goo Gone is a little strong, but any citrus based solvent will work. Heck, even juice from a fresh squeezed orange will work, especially if you rub it with the cut edge of the skin. If you use a citrus based solvent, rinse very thoroughly after.
     
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    WD-40. GOOD LUCK
     
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    moonshine.
     
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    DB there is no doubt that these suggestions will remove the tape residue. Keep in mind that the color is just a dye. I would call Alan Layman or Wayne Morgan and ask them. I don't use tape I cut the round dots down to rectangles and they work great. JIM
     
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    goof off--in a can at lows or home depot, it will take off tammy fays make up.
     
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    Goof Off IS too strong. It melts some plastics, and takes some finishes and paint off.
     
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    Use magic dots the next time and you won't have this problem.

    Don
     
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    Try using a high grade spray furniture polish. I clean my glasses with Lemon Pledge. It takes off any oily residue & keeps dust from attracting to the lenses. It won't hurt the lenses, been using it for years
     
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    Rub Vaseline on the lens and put it the sun to get warm, or use a hair dryer to warm up. Be careful and give it time. The Vaseline will penetrate under the residue and lift it up. Carefully wipe the residue off and reapply if necessary. We used to do this to get those post stickers off our car bumpers.

    Gary
     
  13. FarmerD

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    Do not use Acetone been there done that, good way to screw up the plastic lenses. Richard
     
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    Use baby oil to remove any tape or glue residue from a smooth surface. Clean with a lense cleaner to remove oil trace. I use baby oil to even get pine sap off my vehicles. Use only soft clothes.
    Bob
     
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    Another for WD-40, it works. Break-em all. Jeff
     
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    The local optical shop here who, incidentally, cuts all my DeCot lenses uses Acetone.

    I always though that Acetone would attack the plastic, but not so.

    FYI.
     
  17. FarmerD

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    Whiz, It did mine, fogged the lenses so bad that they were useless. Also I have used acetone to glue PVC pipe together in low pressure applications. The last time I checked PVC was made of plastic. FYI RG
     
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    WD-40 works well removing old masking tape that has been baking in the sun for a few days, I would try it on glasses before using acetone or even alcohol.

    It looked to me like WD-40 didn't penetrated or try to dissolve the glue/paper, but made it mechanically easier to remove the old tape and the "oil" didn't allow the glue to re-attach to the surface. I would also use a very soft cloth to minimize scratching the lens while rubbing.

    Mike
     
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    BLKLAB: Evidently your lenses weren't Rx or high-density PC. Different kind of plastic.

    I stood and in horror watched the optical shop owner open the can of Acetone. I stopped him before he did it. He said not a problem and he cleaned the lenses.

    Here's the word from the optical shop (just called them).

    If you use the softer, higher-density lenses that some folks need with super high correction, this is called "polycarbonate" plastic. You CAN NOT use Acetone on it, but can use an Acetone-free nail polish remover.

    Standard plastic Rx lenses are normally NOT polycarbonate, as mine are because I have a low Rx and you CAN use Acetone. I have many times.

    I also do plumbing, as Acetone is useful in PVC. I used to be a safety engineer with Brown & Root in Houston. One of my areas of responsibility was at Rhom & Haas, I believe, where PVC was made. It could have been a plant closer to Shell's plant and not R&H. Anyway, I am quite familiar with PVC - poly-vinyl-chloride plastic.

    Whiz
     
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    I'll drink to that! Black Jack or...

    ;-)

    Whiz
     
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