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  1. Mizztyler91

    Mizztyler91 Oakley Beginner

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    I read on another thread how to fix the loose arms on your flak jackets (Thanks Batwolf for providing more details). I just finished doing the work required, so we will see how it turns out in the morning when I snap the arms back into the frames. Sorry for the poor picture quality ahead of time, the lighting in this room is terrible.


    You take plastic superglue and dab it onto the little nobs that keep the arms in the frames to essentially remake the plastic.

    I also put a little glue where the plastic sticks out a bit at the sides, so I guess it's the part that makes the nice "snap" when the glasses are new. I don't think you can really see it here but that's the part I'm talking about.

    Kinda sad to see them all taken apart

    But I came up with a new sunglass style. Now to figure out a way to keep them from falling off......
     
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  2. Batwolf

    Batwolf Double Team Premium Member

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    Let me know how this works out for you. Worked wonders with my Holbrook.
     
  3. Mizztyler91

    Mizztyler91 Oakley Beginner

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    It worked pretty well. They're still a bit loose, but not like they were. The arms have a "snap" again and don't feel so loose anymore in general. I got a fast drying glue that set in 30 seconds, but I waited about 5 hours before I snapped the arms back in and everything was fine. We'll see how long it lasts!
     
  4. Batwolf

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    That's good to hear.
     
  5. eldiablojoe

    eldiablojoe Oakley Beginner

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    Take it from a USC alum and fan, you have wayyyy to much Mizzou crap in your closet. Time to donate to charity and start anew with Cardinal and Gold gear. USC is, after all, the nearest Division 1A school and major media market to Oakley's HQ. If you were a true Oakley fan, you would be a USC fan. :D

    Glad the fix seems to have helped. Thanks for the pix. Where exactly did you place the glue? On the two prongs extending from the ear stem, or the plastic bumps on the top and bottom of the extending prongs?
     
  6. pbloskas

    pbloskas Oakley Beginner

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    I tried that too. It worked, but they are still loose. Im trying to decide if loose arms bug me or not enough to try to get the arms replaced. Will Oakley do that?
     
  7. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    Probably cheaper to buy a stripped frame on eBay. You can always call Oakley and ask, but they'll likely either offer a new pair at a discounted rate if you're outside the 1 year warranty.

    I've gotten great service from them when I call, and it's immediate and friendly. Worst thing that happens is they tell you no.
     
  8. Batwolf

    Batwolf Double Team Premium Member

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    From what I know they will replace the whole frame and not just the stems.
     
  9. pbloskas

    pbloskas Oakley Beginner

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    Any idea how much that will cost? I am outside the one year warranty for sure...
     
  10. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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