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  1. patrick1242

    patrick1242 Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I bought these about a month back as a pair I could use for work/running from a guy on Kijiji (he bought them custom from O). I didn't notice this at first (perhaps because it has happened recently), but when they are sitting on a flat surface one arm is higher than the other, I'm not entirely sure if one is bent up or the other is down, which causes it to sit slightly angled on my face - a real piss off now that I've noticed it.

    So just a couple questions, how exactly could this have happened? Is it common? And most importantly, how can I correct it? Any help is great, thanks in advance.

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  2. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    They most likely came from the factory like that. It is somewhat common. I have about 17 plastic pairs, and three of them have this to a degree. Not much you can do about it. It doesnt look too bad on yours. My one pair of Radarlocks is really off.
     
  3. patrick1242

    patrick1242 Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I just took a look at some of my others, I've got it on a pair of radars and also for some reason on a pair of plaintiffs I have
     
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  4. patrick1242

    patrick1242 Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Very minor but enough to piss me off a little bit the next time I'm wearing them
     
  5. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    I totally get it. I am a freak about little things like that
     
  6. brewc

    brewc Oakley Beginner

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    probably your head, one ear higher than the other, if you wear them a lot. I have 3-4 pair I've bought new o-matter, I wore them almost everyday for a month after purchase and when I set them flat one stem is higher about 2-3 cm
     
  7. reggavegga

    reggavegga Oakley Expert

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    At one time I thought they could use something like steam or heat and bent them back...
     
  8. Ventruck

    Ventruck Oakley Expert

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    One of my Radarlock frames is like that, and I was assuming the vault itself did that because of the tight fit. Like when I put it in, there's a lot of creaking.
    Nonethless it's a sports pair that holds to your face so the imperfection corrects itself.
     
  9. patrick1242

    patrick1242 Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Yeah, hopefully it doesn't get any worse
     
  10. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    Strip the frame, boil it for a few seconds, set it on a flat surface, set a heavy book or something on it to keep the stems flat, let it cool.

    That'll be your best shot at 'fixing' it.

    I had Dr Chop do a custom for me and the frame showed up warped like crazy, a little tension on the bubble wrap and a hot summer cross-country travel. That was a Pro M Frame, so the plastic composition won't be the same, but I was able to get most of the set out of it. One stem wraps a hair more and is a tiny bit twisted, but I pay it no mind.