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  1. tavers

    tavers Oakley Expert

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    Has anyone had issues fitting newer Polarized lenses into older Juliets?

    I just got a pair of Polarized VR28 Black Iridium and tried to fit them into my Ti02 frame. I'm not able to squeeze one of them in. There is a large gap.

    A pair of Ice lenses I have fit a little better. Seems the polarized lenses are a little wider than my ice lenses.

    Any ideas?
     
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  2. marc2040

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    Do you have a caliper? If so, measure the height of your lenses.
    If the height is identical, have a look at the edges. Is the older lens more rounded than the new one?
     
  3. xmetalfreak

    xmetalfreak Oakley Beginner

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    i had the same issue with my tio2 xx 1st gen. when i bought a new replacement lens, the orbitals wouldn't close. I ended up shaving off a little to make the lens fit better.
     
  4. tavers

    tavers Oakley Expert

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    I matched two lenses, and the polarized is a little wider. No doubt where the problem lies.


    What did you end up shaving it with?
     
  5. xmetalfreak

    xmetalfreak Oakley Beginner

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    i used sand paper, i forgot what grit it was. i masked the lenses before i sanded them by hand.
     
  6. demitri.prometheus

    demitri.prometheus Oakley Beginner

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    Didn't know that lenses didn't fit all Juliet generations. So, in general, the replacement lenses fit the newer frames I suppose? I scored a 1999 Juliet so I'm pretty much out of luck replacing the lens for that one?!

    That is scary! I wouldn't trust myself with a sandpaper near a lens.
     
  7. tavers

    tavers Oakley Expert

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    To be honest, I think its just luck of the draw. I'll try and put one in another older frame.
     
  8. tavers

    tavers Oakley Expert

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    They fit into two other first gen frames. I just tried a gold lens, it's not much better.