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  1. lump_a_charcoal

    lump_a_charcoal Oakley Beginner

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    Hey all,

    First post, so G'day!

    I bought a bulk bunch of new Oakleys off eBay recently, disassembled.

    I noticed that some of the lenses have ETCH HERE on the lenses, where the etching should be.

    They are genuine Oakleys, from a trusted seller, so I have no doubt that the lenses are also real.

    Can anyone suggest how to remove the ETCH HERE? I have tried soap and water already...


    Thanks,

    L_a_C
     
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  2. Carlitocarlin

    Carlitocarlin Oakley Beginner

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    Welcome! Hope you stick around :)

    As for your question, it would be beneficial for you to post pictures of the part(s) in question.

    is the "ETCH HERE" etched in? or is it printed on? Never heard of that before
     
  3. washi me sensie

    washi me sensie The Oakley R┼Źnin

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    welcome to the forum bro!
     
  4. lump_a_charcoal

    lump_a_charcoal Oakley Beginner

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    Hi Guys, thanks for the warm welcome!

    I will get a pic tomorrow and post it up, but just for now, the "ETCH HERE" is raised slightly off the surface, it looks like a clear transfer, however it doesn't budge like a transfer would.

    Pics are worth a thousand words, so I'll post them up.


    Thanks again!
     
  5. Teetogreen

    Teetogreen Oakley Collector

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    Welcome to the forum
     
  6. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    They're likely sample pieces, and the 'Etch Here' is showing where your etchings would go for a custom pair, not instructions for the people who are putting the etching in.

    Are they in different fonts? If so I'd definitely go with rep samples or something similar.
     
  7. lump_a_charcoal

    lump_a_charcoal Oakley Beginner

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    OK guys, here are the pics - Sorry, they aren't great.
    As for fonts, all are the same font.

    I tried to show that it is printed onto the surface, rather than having been etched.

    Etch Here - P1010003_zps182198dd.jpg
    Etch Here - P1010002_zpsb2186365.jpg
    Etch Here - P1010001_zpsbd7db573.jpg
     
  8. Ecko

    Ecko Team RamRod Staff Member Premium Member

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    Interesting. Hope you figure out how to remove it. Welcome to the site as well.
     
  9. GRFMotorsports

    GRFMotorsports is an Oakley whore Premium Member

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    Training lens or demo?
     
  10. whirrx

    whirrx Oakley Beginner

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    Must be demo lenses of some sort. My local O Store has some lenses like this with Etch Here in a couple different fonts. They were using them in a strength display, letting people hit them with hammers and such. My guess is an employee took some to sell.