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Metal eyeglass arms have lost their coating, what to use to re-coat them? Answered

Hi and thanks for reading my question.

I wear reading glasses and have had some pretty good luck with a pair that I purchased at CVS approximately four years ago. The only thing that has went wrong is that the clear-coating, that used to cover the inside of the glass's "arms" has worn off, from the rubbing of the inside of the arms against my head as I put the glasses on and take the glasses off.

Does anybody please have any suggestions about what I should use to re-coat the arms of my reading glasses?

Thanks again for reading my question and thanks also to anybody that can please offer me any suggestion(s)!
Dan

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Josehf Murchison
Josehf Murchison

7 years ago

Liquid tape or Grip Dip (Sometimes called Super Grip or Plasti Dip)

A lot of people use it to coat the handles of their tools.

Joe

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iceng
iceng

Answer 7 years ago

+1

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Josehf Murchison
Josehf Murchison

Answer 7 years ago

Just remember to use in a well-ventilated room.

The fumes off that stuff will knock your socks off.

Joe

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mole1
mole1

7 years ago

Clear nail polish is easy... comes with its own little brush.

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rickharris
rickharris

7 years ago

spray varnish (lacquer) is your best bet - Warning DON'T get it on the lens.

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iamuser1
iamuser1

Answer 7 years ago

You rock too!

I am a bit embarrassed, I was going to send all three of you nice folks a personal thank you and now I see it gets posted right here! I'm a bit blushed!

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rickharris
rickharris

Answer 7 years ago

You can send Private messages - click on the name and you should be able to follow the prompts

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mpilchfamily
mpilchfamily

7 years ago

It likely had a thin lacquer coating on it.

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iamuser1
iamuser1

Answer 7 years ago

And of course you rock to! :)

Thanks again everyone!

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Burf
Burf

7 years ago

Use clear 5 minute epoxy. Clean the limbs thoroughly making sure they are oil free. Mix up a dollop (about the size of a small marble) of epoxy and spread a thin, even coat onto each limb using the ball of your index finger.

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iamuser1
iamuser1

Answer 7 years ago

Thank you very much for responding to my question! I certainly do appreciate that you took the time to help me out, you rock!

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iamuser1
iamuser1

7 years ago

Wow, you people are great! I am so glad I joined this website! I do have spray varnish on hand so I will do that and report back when finished.

Thanks again, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!