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Ray Ban logo on lens - how to remove it?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nurktwin, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. nurktwin

    nurktwin Senior member

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    Is there a way to safely remove the applied (i.e. not engraved) Ray-Ban logo on a sunglass lens without damaging the lens coating? It looks like it's just some sort of white applied material on the left upper lens. I'm just not a fan of the loud Ray-Ban branding on a sun glass lens. (I'm ok with engraving as that is more subtle). I assume Ray Ban does this to differentiate against forgeries, but the loud overbranding really sullies the cool factor of their classic Aviator and Wayfarer designs. [​IMG]
     
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    nurktwin Senior member

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    Penny edge.

    Cool. So this won't scratch the lens?
     
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    s0rce Well-Known Member

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    If the lenses are glass (check by tapping something on them) then the penny will be fine. If they are plastic lenses then try to get it off with your finger nail and some soap + hot water to avoid scratching the lens.

    If your fingernails are short try something else plastic.
     
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    westinghouse Senior member

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    Search topic. There was a discussion on this. FWIW wearing raybans is like wearing nothing at all.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Search topic. There was a discussion on this. FWIW wearing raybans is like wearing nothing at all.

    I'll say the same thing I did on the other thread about this. "Just get the lenses replaced you cheap bastards."
     
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    js4design Senior member

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    why would you pay to get them replaced when you can remove the logo for one cent, and keep the penny? That isn't cheap, just smart.
     
  8. nurktwin

    nurktwin Senior member

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    I'll say the same thing I did on the other thread about this. "Just get the lenses replaced you cheap bastards."
    I just tried the penny edge recommendation and it works like a charm. Took only a few seconds to remove the stupid Ray-Ban logo and didn't scratch the lens at all. No need to waste time and money putting in lenses. Use the penny!
     
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    lynch_king Senior member

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    I just tried the penny edge recommendation and it works like a charm. Took only a few seconds to remove the stupid Ray-Ban logo and didn't scratch the lens at all. No need to waste time and money putting in lenses. Use the penny!

    you are now aware that there is an RB logo engraved on the other lens
     
  10. nurktwin

    nurktwin Senior member

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    you are now aware that there is an RB logo engraved on the other lens
    Engraving doesn't bother me as such a watermark in unobtrusive. It's the white applied logo in the upper left corner that sucks and which I have removed.
     
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    gorgekko Senior member

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    An issue addressed by The Trad just a few weeks ago right here.
     
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    westinghouse Senior member

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    A better question perhaps: "Ray Ban - how to remove from styleforum?"
     
  13. nurktwin

    nurktwin Senior member

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    A better question perhaps: "Ray Ban - how to remove from styleforum?"

    What do you mean?
     
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    EZETHATSME Senior member

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    Search topic. There was a discussion on this. FWIW wearing raybans is like wearing nothing at all.

    A better question perhaps: "Ray Ban - how to remove from styleforum?"

    Grouchy much?

    EZ
     
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    nurktwin Senior member

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    westinghouse Senior member

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    ^^^^^Search much?^^^^^
     
  17. bgd222

    bgd222 New Member

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    Upon purchasing my Wayfarers from Sunglass Hut about ten years ago, I easily removed the "Ray Ban" lens logo with a Q-tip and nail polish remover (acetone) with no damage whatsoever. However, are the lenses still made of the same material? That I don't know.
     
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    Not sure why this was bumped after 3 years, but yeah the lenses should be the same. I'd use rubbing alcohol or some scotch tape even.
     
  19. SharplyTailored

    SharplyTailored Senior member

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    Just over three years ago I bought some Caravans (which were later stolen by the police), from which I removed the logo by scratching it off with the edge of a coin, and it worked perfectly. More recently, I bought myself a pair of tortoise shell New Wayfarers, and did the same coin trick with them, which once again worked perfectly. Both have glass lenses, and neither suffered any damage whatsoever.
     
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    glass polish and a polishing cloth.
     

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