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  1. nicosauve1

    nicosauve1 Oakley Enthusiast

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    had a couple donors and just went for it today.
    24k polar for desert tan R1
    Emerald polar for rootbeer PB1

    done in my dads garage! R1 was linegear premium red to start
    First lens cuts! - 43C22F1E-FB19-4AE2-8140-51BE86E7175B_zpseqxopgnt.jpg
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    The results!
    First lens cuts! - 9E2DE245-7907-466B-A8A3-95DCA813F487_zps8wx1wxkq.jpg First lens cuts! - EA1C42C7-6311-425E-92D8-0FD364C2B43F_zpsnrgep9cw.jpg
    First lens cuts! - 90CB1C7A-3CF9-4476-8A17-1D3904CD6F8F_zps37dljfml.jpg


    the r1 was my learner and it was humbling. Difficult shape and fit to say the least. Couple tiny gaps but otherwise good and got the polarized etching in there too.
    The Pb1 is perfect with polarized etching and all!
     
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  2. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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  3. nicosauve1

    nicosauve1 Oakley Enthusiast

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    not sure but the polarized etching is still on the bottom left of the left lens when looking through, does that mean yes?
     
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  4. STavros

    STavros Land of the Gods and ....Molon Lave

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    If you used Big Taco donors for the Pitboss u cannot keep logo etching if u want the polarization to work.Great colour choice btw
     
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  5. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    No, cutting polars is tricky, you have to check two things - 1) are they still blocking polarized light from the correct angle? 2) are both lenses in the same alignment?

    You can answer both of these with a LCD screen test. Since LCDs are polarized, you can line up the polar filters on the lenses to block the polarized light coming from a LCD screen.

    First get a benchmark - use some OEM polars to verify what the correct angle should be with the LCD screen you're using for the test. On some of my LCDs it's 45 degrees while on others it's 90 degrees. Here's what it looks like at 45 degrees:

    First lens cuts! - 20141226_221129.jpg

    First lens cuts! - 20141226_221137.jpg

    Then do the same test with your cuts. If they darken the screen when they hit the same angle as the OEMs, you're good with question #1.

    But at the same time you want to look that both lenses darken / lighten at the same time. If they do, you're good with question #2. If not, the lenses are out of sync and you'll get a lot more disorienting rainbow effects while wearing them. Here's what an off batch looks like:

    First lens cuts! - 20141207_221032.jpg

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    First lens cuts! - 20141207_221052.jpg

    Please be aware I'm not trying to knock your work, but to provide constructive feedback that could be helpful if you do more cutting. If you don't want to hear it, feel free to tell me to f off...:D
     
  6. STavros

    STavros Land of the Gods and ....Molon Lave

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    i agree with @kronin323 .My optician who cut my Pitboss lenses told me that u cannot keep the polarization right and the etching too.
     
  7. Wicked

    Wicked Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    I love Oakleys......but did you cars see those CARS :eek: :whistle:
     
  8. 96.SVT.COBRA

    96.SVT.COBRA Oakley Enthusiast

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    I'll take that FGT and Challenger please and thank you :D
     
  9. MJLSr

    MJLSr Oakley Expert

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    Congrats on the lenses :)

    That's a beautiful stable full of horsepower there! :cool-20:
     
  10. reggavegga

    reggavegga Oakley Expert

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    in for the GT40.....
     
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