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  1. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Just got my first pair of XS, in new condition. I noticed around those little hex nosebridge screws a little bit of blue stuff. Have any of you seen this before? Know what it is?

    My first thought was thread lock, but I wouldn't think that was normally used.

    My second thought was that the frame finish is polished carbon, and maybe there was some clear blue protective plastic (like the stuff you see when you buy a stainless appliance or something) on them when the screws were installed and it grabbed a little bit.

    What do you think?

    Don't know how well you can make it out in this pic:
    Blue on X-Squared Hex Nosebridge Screws? - 20140320_171438.jpg
     
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  2. THE X-MAN

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

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    Its loc- tite.i have brand new xs screws....and they have loc-tite on them from the factory.
     
  3. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    That is some kind of neversieze or threadlocker. One of the two.
     
  4. dragonvoi

    dragonvoi Dragonvoi knows xMetal. Premium Member

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    Loc-tite. Only common on the hex heads which are on the XS my bnew xmetal/ruby XS have em too. Not as easy to clean off tho, since the xmetal finish kinda soaked them in...
     
  5. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Good - so my first guess was on the right track, a thread lock - already benefiting from expanding my collecting scope beyond just Juliets, learning more...

    Thanks everybody for your responses. Much appreciated.

    Next month, Mars...
     
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  6. Modstar

    Modstar Oakley Beginner

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    I noticed that on my recently purchased XSquared. It's got blue something on the screws. Now I know, it's Loc-Tite.
     
  7. gulfstream

    gulfstream Oakley Collector

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  8. XMetalAddict

    XMetalAddict Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I have several BNIB XS and all have this threadlock on them. The used ones I guess loose the evidence after a while.

    I am always surprised that this is not used more frquently. I just repaired my son's glasses (Rayban Rx) that had already been replaced once due to lost screws. Clearly a weakness in the design. Anyway I dabbed a bit of threadlock on it to avoid this in the future.
     
  9. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    This old thread brings back memories...
     
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  10. XMetalAddict

    XMetalAddict Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Oops! Did not look at the date Doh!

    Still hope you are still enjoying your XS :)
     
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