I just bought new glasses. Yay! They are perfect, except one thing: there is a small purple stripe on each arm, and I've realized that I don't like it. I'd like to paint over the purple, with black. But is it foolish to try to repaint glasses? Is there a reliable method, or business that can do it for me, that my googling hasn't found?
I should mention - buying new glasses is a difficult option because it is very hard
for me to find glasses that fit my huge noggin. Stores typically only have zero-to-a-few frames that fit my head.
I've read the previous question here
, and googled around. The consensus advice seems to be either:
(1) Don't do it
(2) Use some kind of modelling paint (like you'd use to paint a minature car)
(3) Possibly get powder coating, as the previous MeFi answer here
mentions. (The answer was in response to a metal glasses, though - mine are plastic.)
Just looking for what people's advice and experiences are.
(The glasses are the black and purple pair here
, you'll need to click the 3rd little line to select the appropriate colourway. Now, an additional detail: as you can see from the link, the glasses are also tinged with purple on the inside, so if your answer addresses painting the entire frames, that would be excellent -- but I am first concerned with purple on the side, and I think that might be the easier part to do, depending on method)