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Old 09-21-2007, 11:58 AM   #1
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getting scratches out?

is there any way of getting scratches out of mask lenses? or can you replace the lenses? does it just make scence to buy a new mask? thanks
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Old 09-21-2007, 12:03 PM   #2
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Can you see it while under water? I know if it's not a deep big scratch, you can't really see it under water. My Vyper's shield has scratches on it, I can't see them in the water.

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Old 09-21-2007, 12:10 PM   #3
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Its not one scratch but a multitude of scratches in one area. tey are not that deep, no. However, I do see a foggy area when diving in only one area of the lense. It just gets in the way a bit.

I think the reason that I see it is that... are you ready? the scratches arfe on the inside... dry side of the lense. I think the little people in my life are responsible for that. when I ask them aboutit they each blame the other. tells methey did it but not sure who to ground

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A rough rule of thumb is if the repair cost is less than 50% of a new item, then it pays to repair. If more than 50%, depending on the value of the old item and the repair costs, then generally it doesn't pay to repair.

Is it a single or 2 lens mask? If the latter, and the scratches are only on one lens, perhaps you can just get an inexpensive replacement to pop in... assuming it is not a prescription lens.

Another thought is get a new mask, and repair the old one, if economically feasible. That way, you'll have a back up... just in case.


Sounds like you'll also be storing your gear out of the little ones' reach.

Good Luck!
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Most masks don't have replacement parts but some do. I would wager to say that it will cost almost as much as a new one. If all else fails watch E-bay.
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thanks for all of the suggestions so far... My mask is the zeagle ebon, its a 2 lense mask. I love this thing and hope that I can just get the lense if its feasable. I will check into it. thanks again
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hes a rep for the company and hes on here and scubaboard, if you still go there...
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hes a rep for the company and hes on here and scubaboard, if you still go there...
I am in contact with him thanks... as far as scubaboard... yah I'm still there but honestly people here are much more easy going. I think I found a home
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Call the factory and tell them your issue. Sometimes Scott gets busy and doesn't get back to you for a couple days. Good guy, good company.
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is there any way of getting scratches out of mask lenses? or can you replace the lenses? does it just make scence to buy a new mask? thanks
Makes sense to buy a new mask, but that depends on how much you paid for it. Sometimes toothpaste gets scratches out...
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