Asked on Nov 03, 2018

How to clean a sticky layer from sunglasses frame?

Yamit Brauner
by Yamit Brauner

On my sunglasses frame there is a sticky layer of dust, how can i clean it ? I tried soap, please help me!

Need to remove sticky residue?

It's easy using this Goo Gone spray that Amazon reviewers swear by!

  22 answers
  • Plm33883687 Plm33883687 on Nov 03, 2018

    Windex works great or rubbing alcohol

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Nov 03, 2018

    If soap won't work, maybe Goo Gone?

  • Karen Brunck Karen Brunck on Nov 03, 2018

    Hi Yamit. You could try some denatured alcohol, then rinse with water.

  • Homeroad Homeroad on Nov 03, 2018

    Try a little vegetable oil then windex.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Nov 03, 2018

    Try wiping with 90% rubbing alcohol.

  • Nan W. Nan W. on Nov 03, 2018

    Yamit: Have you tried Goo Gone?

  • Dinks Dinks on Nov 03, 2018


  • KK KK on Nov 03, 2018

    Def. goo gone, then LIGHT soapy water, then vinegar and water or windex. Wipe with a microfiber cloth when done cleaning.

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    • KK KK on Nov 06, 2018

      none of the liquids will harm the lenses, but the cloth choice will. I just use my fingers very gently, to rub on goo gone, soapy water, rinse under faucet, windex and use microfiber to to dry..with windex, too. Also if you don't have Goo Gone on hand, coconut oil works well.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Nov 04, 2018

    Be aware, that sometimes alcohol can remove the shine from plastic so check in a hidden place first. That's why I recommended Goo Gone.

  • Pat Ruge Pat Ruge on Nov 06, 2018

    Goo Gone might work, but it is a petroleum base and has a chemical odor. I personally would rub a generous amount of cooking oil and then rub on enough baking soda to form a paste. Continue to finger-rub until adhesive is gone. Then wash with warm soap and water. Eco friendly, safe and everything you need is likely already in your kitchen. I use this method to remove label adhesive from jars and bottles.

  • Oliva Oliva on Nov 06, 2018

    Make a layer of Dawn blue dish detergent over the sticky area. Rub in.

    Set aside for 3 hours, then rinse in warm water, rubbing the area to remove Dawn and stickiness.

  • Cindy Cindy on Nov 07, 2018

    WD-40 would work well for this purpose. That's what car dealers use to remove the adhesive from price stickers.

  • Daniel Nogueira Daniel Nogueira on Mar 16, 2020

    Tried vegetable oil, then alcohol, then heavy wash with soap and water. Nothing worked, even got worse. Since the issue was caused by heat, leaving them in the car, I now put them in the freezer but with little hope. Went for a new pair but at $150 I preferred to go for the $15 Polarspex. They look the same but are very light and feel like a piece of crap in your hand, but aren't the Ray Ban that got sticky just that?

  • I use peanut butter or olive oil whenever I need to remove something sticky.

  • First, I would try a little Dawn dish soap. If that doesn't work, peanut butter. I'd hesitate to use chemicals that may damage the glasses.

  • I would try Dawn dish soap first. If that doesn't work, try a little peanut butter. I hesitate to use any chemicals that may damage the glasses.

  • I would try Dawn dish soap first. If that doesn't work, try a little peanut butter. I hesitate to use any chemicals that may damage the glasses.

  • Maura White Maura White on Jun 18, 2021

    lemon essential oil!

  • Annie Annie on Jun 20, 2021

    If you first try soaking them for a few minutes in warm water then use goo gone on them, that should clean them up for you

  • If the issue was caused by heat, you might be out of luck unfortunately. If it's something that left a residue, a product like Goo Gone or WD-40 should do the trick.

  • MS Nance MS Nance on Nov 16, 2021

    same happened to me with nice frames. Will not leave in the car!