Why do my black plastic frames turn white?
March 23, 2009 6:05 PM Subscribe
My glasses have black plastic frames and they turn white when wet from water or sweat, how can I get them clean?
posted by BugsPotter to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I initially thought this was from sweat because I first noticed it after going to the gym, but my bright idea of washing the glasses to get the sweat off exacerbated the problem. It basically looks like the plastic itself has turned whitish. They eventually (after a few days) turn black again, but I have no clue what makes them return to their normal color. Any suggestions to either prevent this or to clean them (as well as scientific explanations as to why this happens) would be much appreciated, thanks!