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  1. xmetalmaniac

    xmetalmaniac Made of Metal Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I had a wild idea when I got home today. Since tropical storm Isaac is keeping people inside their homes due to flooding I was bored when I got home. I figured what if I took a pair of black gradient lenses and cut them to fit a frame, no big loss if it didn't work out as the lenses are to light for me. I knew the curve matched perfect, so why not. 30 minutes later I had my first chop. But not my last........ First Time Lens Chop 2.0.. Still Chopping Away!!! - 41087083-ed5a-0d67.jpg
     
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  2. Oakley_Sight

    Oakley_Sight Gotta love a good DOG

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    I like those
     
  3. JOBEN

    JOBEN Oakley Collector

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    Nice job those look pretty good
     
  4. nalong86

    nalong86 Oakley Beginner

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    looks like a great fit. I have been thinking of trying to cut a set for a while now. Was it pretty easy to do?
     
  5. xmetalmaniac

    xmetalmaniac Made of Metal Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Yea it was. I figured I would give it a try since the lenses were a pair I really didn't need. I had everything I needed to get it done. I also got the slight inward bevel too. The edges were wet sanded and lightly polished, and they snapped into place perfectly. The biggest thing I found was make sure when you trace out the original lens onto the new lens you will have to use a fine point permanent marker and make sure you keep the pen straight when you do the trace. Everybody has a slightly different way of doing it. Just make sure the new lens has the same base curve as the original....
     
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    xmetalmaniac Made of Metal Premium Member Lifetime Member

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  8. nalong86

    nalong86 Oakley Beginner

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    thanks for the info. I have a positive red lens that was cut to fit into a x metal xx that I want to cut down for a juliet. I may try later this week.
     
  9. marc2040

    marc2040 Guest

    Phhhh, never ..... exchange of ideas!
    Do you have a Dremel?
     
  10. nalong86

    nalong86 Oakley Beginner

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    Im not sure if your asking me or xmetalmaniac but if you are asking me, yes I do.