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Liquid Lense

Liquid Lense
By:  Amy Jacquin

You wax a floor to fill-in the scuff marks, and make it smooth again. That same "fill and seal" technology is now being marketed for your glasses.

These glasses are scratched as if someone dropped them on a sidewalk. Normally they'd have to be replaced. But the makers of Liquid Lense promise their $15 product will fill-in the scratches and make them disappear. That's something Bill Dunn, in the green, and Steve Emmons of Rhea Optical would like to see... because they'd sell gallons!

Steve starts with the special Liquid Lense micro-cleanser, which removes all prior applications. Directions say to rub it around with your fingers before drying with a soft cloth.

"It's a soapy, oily feeling," Steve describes. "We thought it smelled like breath mints!" Bill adds.

Then you have to rinse with pure water before actually applying the lens treatment. You're supposed to over-lap the edges of the Liquid Lense strokes. This part smells more like chemicals, and requires the glasses to lie as flat as possible. The treatment must air-dry for five minutes before using a hair dryer.

"When it was still wet, it somewhat filled in the scratches," says Steve. "But now that it's dried a bit and filled out... The scratches are still visible."

Makers of Liquid Lense say you may have to re-apply the treatment again for deeper scratches... And it's obvious our glasses are still scratched!

So Steve applies the treatment a second time, and notices a problem with dust.

"As long as the treatment is still wet and tacky, dust will be attracted to it and adhere to it," Steve explains.

You can really see the dust particles stuck in the Liquid Lense. And as the first time, when it's wet the scratches disappear, but as it dries, they come back.

"They're dusty, and still scratched!" he laughs. "So even if you have a very minor scratch that you could get rid of with it, the draw-back is it's going to have dust in it, so what's the gain?"

You DON'T gain... You lose! The $15 Liquid Lense flunks out.

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