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  1. Edge16

    Edge16 Oakley Beginner

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    I'm wondering if there is any possible way to fix these frames. I've tried some kind of epoxy with limited success. I am curious if anyone else has had frames break like this and have been able to successfully repair them.

    Eyepatch 2 - Broken Frame - 20160426_231708_zpslcpuyhl2.jpg
     

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  2. Lexkempo

    Lexkempo Frog Fanatic

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    Frame fixes are tough ... i dont think I've ever seen in successfully done on a O Matter frame ...

    Depending on where you are in Canada ... find a Vault!!! (discount/end of line stock store)

    Make a day (or two) trip out of it! There's one near Kanata (Ottawa) and they may have just the frames you're looking for! Or else @dr.chop had a pair on his website and im sure if you post a WTB thread you may get lucky ...

    Lastly, have you contacted Oakley directly? They can either tell you (or not) if they have spare frames or offer you a decent discount (50%+ship?) on a new pair!

    Turbines might be your thing ;)
     
  3. Edge16

    Edge16 Oakley Beginner

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    Closest city that may have a Vault would be Winnipeg...even that is an 8 hour drive. I've never contacted Oakley directly about them. Not a bad idea, maybe I'd get lucky and they would have some spare frames. Worth a shot. It's awful that they broke...but I guess driving over them in my truck would do that. I actually wear Turbines right now, and I also have some Holbrooks. My heart still yearns to wear the eyepatch 2 again lol. Got unlucky with the turbines and put a nice scratch in them with my seatbelt, how it happened, complete fluke.
     
  4. dr.chop

    dr.chop Oakley Expert

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    I have a clear EP 2 available brand new...And I also HAVE successfully repaired an omatter frame or 10 lol

    Here is an oilrig2 that had the same break...
    View attachment 245544

    and here it is repaired and refinished.
    View attachment 245546

    And here's the completed pair in the sun..
     
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  5. Lexkempo

    Lexkempo Frog Fanatic

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    We'll I'm politely surprised and glad I am wrong about the repairs!

    I'm assuming it's a case by case situation? Bigger (thicker) frames can be easier than others?
     

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  6. Edge16

    Edge16 Oakley Beginner

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    I can't justify buying a brand new pair right now considering their cost. I've been searching around for some used ones lately. How much work went into fixing those oil rigs? Have instructions? lol

     

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  7. dr.chop

    dr.chop Oakley Expert

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    eh, yes and no...depends on the break. I have done some with glues, some with a lot more, like the rig because it was such a thin area to repair...but it won't break there again...


    no, I didn't do a write up...sorry. epoxy isn't rigid enough though, that I can tell you.
     
  8. Edge16

    Edge16 Oakley Beginner

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    It definitely wasnt. It held for a bit but I had to put enough on there to hold that it just looked like crap. Only held for a day or so. What does a brand new pair go for these days? The canadian dollar kills me right now.

     
  9. dr.chop

    dr.chop Oakley Expert

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    not sure...I'm in this one like $80 I think
     
  10. Edge16

    Edge16 Oakley Beginner

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    That's not bad then at all. All the brand new pairs I've found were all over $200.