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Monday, September 15, 2014

Removing Scratches From Point and Shoot Camera Lenses

Below is a close-up of my current favorite vLog, blogging, photo snapping, video shooting camera.

My Sony DSC-WX300 is a very versatile wide angle point and shoot camera with many amazing bells and whistles that fit all of my social network needs. It was perfect for me. Until I noticed the HUGE scratch on the lens. When I first noticed it at the WWFM 11 event my heart sank. It covered  a deep crevice right across the center and about an inch long. It was so deep I could feel the depth with my finger nail. I thought it was ruined.

You may be saying to yourself, "Andy, I can't see any scratch anywhere?!?". That is the reason for this article. The scratch was removed almost instantly and I'm going to tell you how I did it.

Here is what you are going to need:

  •   1 part 70% rubbing alcohol
  •   20 parts water
  •   1 MicroFiber cloth

To be honest, I didn't think this had a chance of working. The scratch was just too deep.

What Do You Need To Do:

  • Mix the 70% rubbing alcohol and water in a container
  • Dip a small section of the MicroFiber cloth in the solution
  • Gently rub the moist cloth over the scratch in small circular motions
  • In my case the scratch disappeared in seconds and with no effort.
It left so quickly I could easily say by magic. No trace of the scratch remains and the lens is like new.

Note I tried the same solution on the glass display on the back of the camera and it did nothing at all. The scratches remained. So this is for lens only.

I hope this gives you a very inexpensive fix for something that would cost a whole lot more if you took it into a repair shop.


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