December 2, 2007 11:39 AM Subscribe
Is it possible to undo 'clouding' on cellulose acetate and plastic eyeglass frames?
posted by j-dawg to clothing, beauty, & fashion (3 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've been wearing plastic and/or acetate cellulose eyeglass frames for years and years. After a year or so of wear, said frames always start to form cloudy white discoloration, maybe due to skin oils, maybe due to washing/getting wet... I don't really know. But the funny thing is, the cloudiness varies a bit from time to time, sometimes getting a little better, and sometimes a little worse. But it's generally ugly, leading me to spend money to replace frames sooner than I would for other reasons (not to mention abandoning kick ass frames like the ones I have now).
Does anyone have any tips on restoring frames to their former luster and glory? Or failing that, any preventative tips for the future?