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Christopher

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2160 days ago

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 2160 days ago

Glass or plastic lenses ?

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

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Christopher

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#2 posted 2160 days ago

Plastic. polycarb safety corrective.

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 2160 days ago

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

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

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Dusty56

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#4 posted 2160 days ago

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 2160 days ago

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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Rustic

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#6 posted 2160 days ago

a used dryer sheet works wonders

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Christopher

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#7 posted 2160 days ago

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

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ShannonRogers

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#8 posted 2159 days ago

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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MrWoody

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#9 posted 2159 days ago

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 2159 days ago

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 2158 days ago

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

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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cmaeda

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#12 posted 2157 days ago

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 2157 days ago

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 2157 days ago

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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DanM

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#15 posted 2157 days ago

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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