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Christopher

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09-28-2008 03:41 AM

Anyone have any tips for keeping ones glasses clean in the shop? Mine are always dusty and I hate to wipe them off too much for fear of scratches. I do blow them off but you know, it only sort of works.


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Dusty56

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#1 posted 09-28-2008 03:45 AM

Glass or plastic lenses ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#2 posted 09-28-2008 03:48 AM

Plastic. polycarb safety corrective.

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#3 posted 09-28-2008 04:16 AM

And it is even more fun when sweat runs down and mixes with the dust!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 09-28-2008 04:22 AM

Have you tried an anti static spray on the plastic yet ? Do you have running water in your shop ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Christopher

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#5 posted 09-28-2008 04:24 AM

No running water. I did try the spray but it seems to only work for about ten minutes when I am sanding. I am going to put an exhaust fan in my shop window tomorrow so perhaps that will help a little.

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#6 posted 09-28-2008 04:26 AM

a used dryer sheet works wonders

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Christopher

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#7 posted 09-28-2008 04:29 AM

Dryer sheets! Now why didnt I think of that!!!

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#8 posted 09-28-2008 05:05 PM

Go to a local eye doctor and they will give you one of those anti scratch cloths. The last time I replaced my glasses because of scratches my doctor gave me 6 of them to keep everywhere. I also bought some of that cleaner spray, but ultimately the cloth is all I need.

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#9 posted 09-28-2008 05:34 PM

Becareful using dryer sheets on plastic lens. They will scratch.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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Randolph Torres

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#10 posted 09-28-2008 05:46 PM

Dusty56: You can use the wipes that are sold for computer screens be sure to blow them off or even better rinse in water first then daub with a cotton towel then use the wipes. Most polycarbonate lenses are treated to be scratch resistant and its is the most durable plastic I know if. Randolph

-- another tip from cooperedpatterns

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rtb

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#11 posted 09-30-2008 03:53 AM

Try agrranging your shop vac to clear the saw dust as you sand. All glasses should be rinsed before being wiped with any thing so they won’t het scratched. rt

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cmaeda

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#12 posted 09-30-2008 08:55 PM

You could get a better dust collector too.
My glasses are ok even when I sand but I work in a two car garage and leave the garage door open as well as run dust collection.

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DanM

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#13 posted 10-01-2008 05:32 AM

I use a microfiber cloth.

Another irritation is when you’re wearing a dust mask, particularly one of the paper variety, and the lenses fog up every time you exhale.

PITA

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cmaeda

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#14 posted 10-01-2008 07:27 AM

I use a respirator. It is worth it. I think I paid $30 for one. Its’ much easier to breathe and I end up using it more because of it.

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#15 posted 10-01-2008 09:46 AM

I have a respirator too, and it doesn’t have the fog effect. I use it for more severe situations. It is heavier & less comfortable than the paper “nuisance dust” paper type. There are times I’d like to use something like the paper ones, were it not for the fogging problem.

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