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Old 08-22-2011, 05:32 AM
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Tired of buying new safety glasses????

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If your anything like me and cant see so good ,using a scuffed up pair of safty glasses just wont do,they gotta be like new.. I must have two dozen pair scatterd around the shop that are too scuffed to use or they got over spray on them,and at 10.00 a pop I know I should take better care of them and not set them down on the lenses etc...but I always seem to screw them up within a week or two...
Yesterday I was trying to find a good pair with no luck and was getting ready to go to lowes and get a couple more pair when I saw my Mcguieres headlight lens repair compound (used once)and figured what the heck I'll give it a shot on the bench buffer...I spent about 5 seconds and couldnt believe it, they were like brand new...I spent the next hour finding all my old glasses and polishing them up......I may never have to buy another pair ever again.... Give it a shot.....

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It sounds a great idea.I should try that too.

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Well that's a great idea that I never thought of. Am definitely going to try that out, even with my face shield too.
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hang on to those glasses good it would be very embaressing going to the hospital from getting hit by a pair of "safty glasses" if they go flying across the room ...That bench buffer can send them speeding off at the speed of light.
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Old 08-22-2011, 03:06 PM
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Great idea...Thanks for the tip....
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Old 08-22-2011, 03:39 PM
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Great idea...Thanks for the tip....
Not only should you hold on tight, but don't forget to take them off, ( for the older folks).

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Some of those clear glasses actually have a coating and a UV rating. I wonder if buffing them would wear that off? Either way, just for garage use, they'd do just fine. I buffed some with Meguiars ultimate compound, seems to work alright.
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I just pay $2 for a new pair and toss them when they get messed up.
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:14 PM
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I love meguiar's stuff, Every time I go to parts store I check out what's new from Meguiar's and usually will buy a bottle or two of cleaners/waxes, etc.
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Some of those clear glasses actually have a coating and a UV rating. I wonder if buffing them would wear that off? Either way, just for garage use, they'd do just fine. I buffed some with Meguiars ultimate compound, seems to work alright.
It doesnt hurt em 1 bit,any safety glass that are Z87.1 rated have a Polycarbonate into the lens resin,thats where the UV/IR ratings come from.

Great idea with the polishing!...i get all mine free and about all i want at work..lol..i have a big plastic box FULL of several types..clears..smoked lens..different styles..dark lens..etc..i'll bring you a few new pairs of the clear and dark Smith & Wessons Mike when i come to pick up my car trailer this week sometime,we been gettin crazy hours early this year at the nuke i'm workin,thats why i aint been up to get it but need to get it because i have a Jeep frame a buddy wants me to weld/repair to pickup and a buddy needs it to move into a new house this weekend.
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If your anything like me and cant see so good ,using a scuffed up pair of safty glasses just wont do,they gotta be like new.. I must have two dozen pair scatterd around the shop that are too scuffed to use or they got over spray on them,and at 10.00 a pop I know I should take better care of them and not set them down on the lenses etc...but I always seem to screw them up within a week or two...
Yesterday I was trying to find a good pair with no luck and was getting ready to go to lowes and get a couple more pair when I saw my Mcguieres headlight lens repair compound (used once)and figured what the heck I'll give it a shot on the bench buffer...I spent about 5 seconds and couldnt believe it, they were like brand new...I spent the next hour finding all my old glasses and polishing them up......I may never have to buy another pair ever again.... Give it a shot.....
I usually do it by hand. I don't use glasses anymore, I use harbor freight goggles that don't fog up. They're a great deal. I got three pairs. One for the house, one for work, and another pair just in case. Glasses are helpful but I can attest to the fact that it's not enough coverage. Even with my goggles I've gotten stuff shot into my eye between the gap on the bottom and my nose so I use a little tape in that area and just the feeling that every angle is completely covered makes such a difference in terms of being worried. I see guys using glasses all the time and some guys just looking away or aiming the sparks elsewhere. I've had three visits to the eye doctor in one year and I don't want to go back. I love the fact that I can clean inside and outside of my goggles and completely renew them with just a little compound.
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Not only should you hold on tight, but don't forget to take them off, ( for the older folks).

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Now all I need to do is figure out a way to know they are on my head so I dont waste the whole day looking for them....
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It doesnt hurt em 1 bit,any safety glass that are Z87.1 rated have a Polycarbonate into the lens resin,thats where the UV/IR ratings come from.

Great idea with the polishing!...i get all mine free and about all i want at work..lol..i have a big plastic box FULL of several types..clears..smoked lens..different styles..dark lens..etc..i'll bring you a few new pairs of the clear and dark Smith & Wessons Mike when i come to pick up my car trailer this week sometime,we been gettin crazy hours early this year at the nuke i'm workin,thats why i aint been up to get it but need to get it because i have a Jeep frame a buddy wants me to weld/repair to pickup and a buddy needs it to move into a new house this weekend.
LOL,No problem,its ready for ya.
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Now all I need to do is figure out a way to know they are on my head so I dont waste the whole day looking for them....
Boy that's the truth. I shouldn't tell this but , I spent 5 Min. once looking for mine and I had them on.

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I'd buff mine out but they're so scratched, I can't see to do it
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