If you have noticed your sunglasses are a little sticky when opening and closing, you may want to consider learning how to oil sunglass hinges yourself. It's very simple, affordable, and can extend the life of your sunglasses for many years. Oiling your hinges can help keep your sunglasses in good working order, and prevent hinge damage. Here are a few tips to help you learn how to oil your sunglass hinges.
- Choose your Oil – There are many types of oil that will work well for lubricate the hinges of your sunglasses. Baby oil, vegetable oil, olive oil, and sunflower oil will all work just fine. Try to choose a mostly clear oil for this process. You don't need to spend money on a special glasses hinge oil, it's basically the same thing except it will cost you a lot more.
- Oil Away – Get a cotton ball, and absorb a couple drops of oil into it. Then, open the hinges of your sunglasses, and squeeze the cotton ball so that a drop of oil falls into the hinge. Gently open and close the hinge until the oil distributes throughout the entire joint. Repeat on the other side.
- Clean up – Using a fresh, new cotton ball, absorb any excess oil from the hinge. Finally, clean the lenses of the sunglasses.
There you have it; three easy steps to oiling the hinges of your sunglasses. Use this process any time you need to oil your hinges, and help keep them in tip-top shape.