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SteveF
11-28-2010, 08:30 AM
I've got an older pair of glasses, standard plastic lenses, with a UV coating that is flaking off. These are the glasses I wear when things are flying and don't want to risk damage to my good glasses. Is there a fairly simple way to remove the entire coating?

Thanks.
Steve.

Evan
11-28-2010, 10:09 AM
No.
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SteveF
11-28-2010, 11:07 AM
I was pretty sure that is what the answer was going to be but thought I'd check anyway.

Maybe I'll build a CNC lens grinder to skim off a thin layer!

Thanks.
Steve.

Astronowanabe
11-28-2010, 02:20 PM
straight (99%) isopropyl alcohol will take off (or at least loosen) some eyeglass coatings ... don't ask how I know ...

and yes I was able to remove the entire coating once it started

Paul Alciatore
11-28-2010, 03:27 PM
I am fairly sure that a belt sander will take it off without much effort. Or a disk sander. Or, well you get the idea.

A little extra pressure and it will remove both sides in the same operation.

beanbag
11-28-2010, 04:35 PM
http://arcoatings.com/