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    I use soap and water. Rinse good after, and dry with a
    clean terry cloth towel.

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    Dawn dishwashing liquid. It's a mild degreaser and will take off the oils from your skin.

    Also really good for cleaning bike parts. If you let them soak in a bucket with a water/soap mix they scrub super clean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    what is the best solvent to clean expensive oakley glasses lens?



    I use Acetone on the cheap ones.

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    what about Zeiss or Purisol lens cleaner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Re: what is the best solvent to clean expensive oakley glasses lens?

    Expensive Oakley glasses are mainly expensive because of the brand name not the quality of the product so much. I have an "expensive" pair of Maui Jims I simply lick with my tongue and wipe with a cloth that came with them. Works perfectly. If they actually have dirt on them rather than just dried sweat I'll use dish soap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ View Post
    I use Acetone on the cheap ones.
    Oakley has cheap lens?
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl View Post
    I use soap and water. Rinse good after, and dry with a
    clean terry cloth towel.
    Microfiber > terry cloth. But otherwise, this.
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    what is the best solvent to clean expensive oakley glasses lens?

    Spit and a cotton tshirt

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    Quote Originally Posted by eatdrinkride View Post
    Expensive Oakley glasses are mainly expensive because of the brand name not the quality of the product so much. I have an "expensive" pair of Maui Jims I simply lick with my tongue and wipe with a cloth that came with them. Works perfectly. If they actually have dirt on them rather than just dried sweat I'll use dish soap.
    HaHa...I do the same thing when I'm out fishing with my Costa's.

    Oakley doesn't make glass lenses so they are easier to scratch. This makes them lighter which is why I like them for riding.

    I wouldn't use my T-shirt to wipe them off unless it was a dry-fit shirt and even then I'd prefer to just carry a lens cloth with me on rides.
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    Do to a local eyeglass store and they have a special spray it's about $5 bucks then get a microfiber rag. I use that on my bottle rockets! Works great!

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    Re: what is the best solvent to clean expensive oakley glasses lens?

    Vanity keeps then clean, you need nothing else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ View Post
    I use Acetone on the cheap ones.
    Don't use fingernail polish remover, it will scar the plastic. In fact, stay away from solvents.

    I agree with using dish soap, it de-greasing capabilities also work well for grease stains on clothing as a pre-treater too. Using spit and your t-shirt will most likely scratch the lenses. Use a clean terry cloth/micro-fiber towel to dry and wipe.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Use the bag that came with them after you remove the crud with water.
    Last edited by DiRt DeViL; 04-01-2014 at 12:19 PM.

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    dish soap

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    Spit and the cloth that came with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    what is the best solvent to clean expensive oakley glasses lens?
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    Oakley has cheap lens?
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    Don't use fingernail polish remover, it will scar the plastic. In fact, stay away from solvents.

    I agree with using dish soap, it de-greasing capabilities also work well for grease stains on clothing as a pre-treater too. Using spit and your t-shirt will most likely scratch the lenses. Use a clean terry cloth/micro-fiber towel to dry and wipe.




    The OP trolled asking about "solvent", Acetone is a high quality solvent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ View Post
    The OP trolled asking about "solvent", Acetone is a high quality solvent.
    This is true.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Re: what is the best solvent to clean expensive oakley glasses lens?

    Spit on the dish soap!

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    Bausch & lomb sight savers. Like a wet wipe in foil pouch. I "borrow" some from work when jet skiing as your glasses get real funky on the river.
    Solvent on plastic glasses... reminds me of funny story . Guy at work" who's always real smart ass" gets a cool okley style pair of saftey glasses from parts guy. Asks my buddy in maint shop to mark em so no one steals them. So he goes to bench grinder....grinds all the way across the center of lens. "There no one will steal them now" Look on his face PRICELESS.

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    I have my assistant send them back to Oakley when they get dirty. There is always a fresh pair in her pack for me.
    It's all Here. Now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    I have my assistant send them back to Oakley when they get dirty. There is always a fresh pair in her pack for me.
    Warm water and the cloth that came with them.

    They will eventually scratch. You use something and this will happen. The lenses are replaceable.

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    Baush&Lomb sells some cleaning wipes that work well too. You can buy a box at Wal-mart cheap.
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    vinegar and distilled water

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcrn12 View Post
    vinegar and distilled water
    In what ratio?
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    I mix this to clean car windows and use it to clean any glass.....I do about 1/3 vinegar to 2/3 water.....however you can use straight vinegar if the windows are really bad. If I have hard water spots on my windshield I use straight vinegar....works great!

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    I've had probably 10 pairs of Oakleys over the years and it doesn't matter how you take care of them they're going to get scratched. The best way I found is to give up and buy Ray Ban or equivalent. It's harder to scratch a glass lense BUT glass lense shades aren't meant for high impact sports like what Oakleys are designed for. Best advice above is just a good eye glass cleaner liquid with a eye glass shami or use the bag they came in.
    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Vinegar will work well on hard water stains, as they are typically the result of calcium in the water, due to the fact the vinegar contains acetic acid. While the concentration of the acid in vinegar is not particularly high, this varies by vinegar type and is a off product of bacteria that converts alcohol to acetic acid, it may not scar the lenses but could lead to a quicker breakdown of the laminate on the lenses which protects against scratches. All lenses can be scratched upon exposure to the elements. The best thing to do is clean them periodically with soap and use a clean microfiber cloth to wipe them off afterwards. Micro 90 works well, most detergent soaps will do the job, just be careful to use a clean cloth to wipe clean. If you find yourself on the trail with muddy glasses, rinse them off first with water before wiping them clean. The gritty mud will do a great job of scratching them up if not rinsed off first. When I was a student janitor briefly in college, we used Dawn to clean the windows instead of Windex or other cleaners. It simply gave the best results with no streaking. So: dish soap, water, and a clean microfiber cloth.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    I have been wearing Oakley's since the mid 90's and have had the best luck with warm water and dish soap. This was the recommended cleaning method from Oakley in the paperwork with the glasses and the only way I clean mine when the pouch they come with doesn't work. Also wash pouch every few months.

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