Cleaning Nose Pad on Glasses

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  1. Matthew Furtek

    Matthew Furtek Stunt Coordinator

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    Does anyone know an easy way to clean the nose-pads on glasses? Mine get dirty with sweat and the contacts between the frame and glasses have some green stuff on them. I can clean the pads off with q-tips to some extend, but the spaces here are very small.

    Matthew Furtek
     
  2. Daren Welsh

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    10-molar HCl acid ought to do the trick!
     
  3. Keith Outhouse

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    Put a little Chlorox Bleach in a glass, add a little dish soap and fill with med hot water and soak for a few minutes. Rinse well.
     
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    I generally replace the pads when they are beyond cleaning. The last two visits to Sears optical there was no charge!
     
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    keith: Do you put the whole pair of glasses into the solution, or just the nose pads?

    Another reason why i switched to contacts.. oily, dirty, greasy nosepads! yuck
     
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    [​IMG] first double post ever
     
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    I take mine off when I clean them. Generally use soapy warm water and clean throughly. Should look into having them replaced, but aren't they specific to each set of frames?
     
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    I'll agree that the green stuff is ugly, but its not obvious to anyone unless they are looking at your glasses up close. I try to clean my if it gets too bad, but I've worn glasses for over 15 years and it's never bugged me.

    Brian
     
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    Jay,
    That reminds me of a sign I saw at a tatoo parlor once,
    "Tatoos while you wait"
    As opposed to what exactly?? [​IMG]
    JKS
     
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    An old toothbrush and hot water.
    And another reason I got LASIK last year. [​IMG]
     
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    I put the whole thing in the bleach water. Cleans everything. Never hurt the lenses in 3 years.
     
  14. Mark Kalzer

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    My eye doctor will do complete clean ups and adjustments for free! Try that course! I should pop in to do that myself!
     
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    Doesnt the bleach ever bleach out the plastic parts of the frames?
     
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    What's the green stuff?
     
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    IMO, it is the chemical residue from a reaction between the metal and one's sweat.

    Dave
     

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