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  1. Esscaster

    Esscaster Oakley Beginner

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    Hey All,

    Just got these these bad boys from the ebay. Didn't get the deal of the lifetime, but didn't overpay either, but have to say not pleased with the whole experience because it was basically listed as flawless but the lenses are quite scratched up. Something that didn't really show up in pictures very well, but so much so you can notice it when you look through the lens.

    While they are not polarized, would love to get a black polarized that captures the same sort of silvery reflection of the OEM. I see a lot of black lenses, but they just look black to me. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance

    Aftermarket BIP for R1s??? - IMG_0249_zpswvt9nean.jpg
     
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  2. SiRacer420

    SiRacer420 Oakley Expert

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    While I've never used an aftermarket lens, @Linegear Official seems to be the best option.
     
  3. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Get OEM custom cuts, then you're sure to get exactly what you're looking for...
     
  4. Esscaster

    Esscaster Oakley Beginner

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    Thanks, I have gone that route in the past and had a set custom cuts from Turbines. They are noticeable "flatter" than a bespoke lens and constantly touch my eyelid. Maybe I should ask them to be cut from another donor lens? Thanks Kronin, you're a wealth of info
     
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  5. OakleyFrankFMJ

    OakleyFrankFMJ The Legend - - Vlad the Impaler Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Actually..........he is a "Font of Useless Knowledge" :rofl:
     
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  6. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    If you can find Big Taco they'd be perfect, same base curve...
     
  7. Esscaster

    Esscaster Oakley Beginner

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    Perfect, will go that route then, thanks again!
     
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  8. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

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    Yes, Turbines have a different base curve to the originals, 7 to 8.75. Look to BT as Kronin suggests - the majority of the Jackets (as long as they are big enough) work for the Juliet but I don't know if any are big enough for Romeo.
     
  9. joecool862

    joecool862 Keeper of the Skull Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    As stated by the previous posters custom cut OEM lenses would likely be your best bet. If you can't find a donor for custom cuts then I would not hesitate to go with Linegear! Sucks you didn't get what you expected. I always assume the lenses and rubbers are shot on ALL xmetals I get off eBay regardless of what the seller states. Occasionally I'm pleasantly surprised but not often, lol.