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  1. Ventruck

    Ventruck Oakley Expert

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    1) is there a "correct" method to slipping them on? I've used hot water before, and it makes it easier compared to what feels like putting the frame at risk, but does that risk them getting loose/stretched more easily?

    2) on that note, once they stretch, there's no going back - or is there? The ones on my Radarlock started stretching and back end was creeping to the end of the stems; but they seem perfect otherwise. I'm not sure if it was from general use (cycling) or repeated cleaning over time. I guess I can use them as pen grips if there's no saving them.
     
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  2. slvrdragn69

    slvrdragn69 Oakley Enthusiast

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    In a store setting where we change them regularly for people we use a silicone based spray that just helps it slide on a lot easier for us. It doesn't damage the frame or the rubber and evaporates relatively quickly.

    As for stretching the earsock, once that happens, from what I have seen personally over the years is that you can't really come back from them being over stretched or frayed.

    Hope that helps a little.
     
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  3. Ventruck

    Ventruck Oakley Expert

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    Helps a lot, finding out for sure that it is in some practice to use a spray solution. If ever possible, I would be curious to what exactly it is. I'd assume the quick evaporation serves better than water.
     
  4. da_nige

    da_nige Oakley Enthusiast

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    I (and others because I read it on here) use a bit of soap on the legs of the frames. The unobtanium just slips on then.

    Neil
     
  5. NiGHTSx2

    NiGHTSx2 Oakley Collector

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    I use plain water to remove the ear socks.
    For putting them on, I pour a few drops of plain Ivory dishwashing liquid soap into the opening of the earsock (the side that will slip onto the stem first), and they slide on well. Just don't get any of the soap on your fingers, or on the outside of the socks, or you won't be able to get any traction or your fingers will slip right off.
    At my local Vault, they put Pur hand sanitizer on the earstem and the socks seem to slide on easily.
     
  6. David F

    David F Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Very useful info. Been thinking of changing the ear socks on my half jackets. Now I don't have to worry about ruining the new ones. Thanks!
     
  7. Legacy0811

    Legacy0811 Oakley Enthusiast

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    I use hand sanitizer, as funny as it sounds it works like a charm and disinfects at the same time haha