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  1. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    Has anyone ever bent the arms or broken a pair of X Metals? Some people i have talked to say its impossible.
     
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  2. NMOne

    NMOne Oakley Beginner

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    A guy I used to work with said that he used a vice and a pair of pliers to adjust the tips of the earstems on his Juliets so they wouldn't pinch the sides of his head too much. Not sure how much stock I put in that knowing how tough they are.
     
  3. qtrain23

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    The earstem a are pretty weak/bendable.
     
  4. Tsuius

    Tsuius Oakley Beginner

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    All the x metal ear stems are bendable. You don't need any tools either, just a little force from your fingers.
    I have also seen (on this forum) bent x metal frames due to placing them in luggage (for some strange reason) while flying.
     
  5. Gecko

    Gecko Oakley Collector Premium Member

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    Bent Or Broken X Metals - urusa5yh.jpg there is a crack/break on a pair of xx I own. Since you wanted to see a pic. Not a stem but on topic.
     
  6. Kiwi

    Kiwi Oakley Enthusiast

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    I've seen other x metal frames broken at the same location as the picture above. I personally have never bent or broken any xmetal frames. Usually when under stress/ pressure the glasses flex/give at the nose bridge.

    Guru: are you wondering if you can make hammer stems from bending straight arm glasses. If that's what you were wondering, I don't think that would produce a result like factory made hammer stems.
     
  7. THE X-MAN

    THE X-MAN Forum Sponsor Gold Forum Sponsor Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    gotta google a shop that can weld Ti.
     
  8. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    I was just wondering, because i saw a pair of X squared on fleabay, and the seller said the arms had been slightly bent from accidentally stepping on them, but an O store employee said that was impossible. I figured the employee was full of s**t.
     
  9. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    It's metal. It can bend.
     
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  10. kwidjibo

    kwidjibo Oakley Beginner

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    I thought they had a ceramic core inside that was coated titanium outside and if they bent to much they would crack the ceramic inside. Not entirely sure if thats how they are made tho.