How to Repair Titanium Eyeglass Frames

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    • 1). Clean and dry both the frame and lenses. Use soapy warm water to wash and dry the lenses and wipe with a soft cloth or towel. Do not use paper towels on lenses. Remove any remnants of old glue if a previous repair has been done.

    • 2). Squeeze together any hinges that have spread out by gently using pliers to compress each side of the hinge. Use caution and squeeze very slightly; only light pressure is needed to move hinge pieces. Insert and replace the temples, also called the "arms," if they have become detached from the front of the frame.

    • 3). Insert the lenses if either or both have come out. Secure screws just tight enough to hold the lenses in place. If necessary, dab a drop of glue with a toothpick into the eyewire, the part of the frame that holds the lenses in place, to stabilize the lenses.

    • 4). Tighten any loose screws in the frame. Screws may be located in the temples, the eyewire, and there may also be screws in the nosepads that hold the pads to the frame.

    • 5). Do not try to solder or weld a titanium frame. Repairs done this way will crack and damage the frame material. If your titanium frame is broken to the point of needing soldered, an optical retail shop may be able to fix the frame or send your frame to a lab that specializes in titanium repairs.

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