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  1. testcodes

    testcodes Oakley Beginner

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    I just bought a pair of Flying Tiger Gascans from ebay. They are in very good shape, not a single scratch as far as I can tell. The only problem I have is that the earstems feels loose when in the open position, compared to my 2 year old Gascan which I got brand new.

    Is this an easy fix? Or if I send it for repairs, any ideas how much that would cost?

    Thanks


    Bonus Question: Anyone know if the lenses on these are polarized? It does not have the etching on it, bit I'm not sure if they even do etching for special edition stuff.
     
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  2. Chelas

    Chelas Oakley Beginner

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    You could take of the stem and clean it. as far as the other question ...

     
  3. 7legion77

    7legion77 Oakley Enthusiast

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    My first pair was a Gascan and I didn't take such good care of it... tossing it around and removing/replacing the stems and whatnot to prove how "indestructible" Oakleys are...

    I have it in the back of my drawer, it still works but the stems are definitely loose from playing around with them too much. The hinges can get worn.

    I suspect you bought an old frame which had the lenses replaced with newer ones.
     
  4. the_owl

    the_owl Oakley Expert

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    Some frames like that just come off the line loose. I think its the bigger hinged pairs.
     
  5. testcodes

    testcodes Oakley Beginner

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    that is very much possible. This got me thinking though, does anyone know if the Flying Tigers set have a special etching on the lenses? Like how Infinite Heroes has that cross, and the Ferrarri ones have the Ferrarri icon? The ones I bought does not have any etching at all


    Thanks for the vid, I'll check that out when I get home. As for cleaning the stem, unfortunately I don't think that would help much. If there was some gunk in there or something, the hinges I assume should feel sticky or rough and have more resistance when opening or closing. My problem is the lack of resistance when opening.


    But not all Gascans though, right? I have a pair that I bought myself 2 years ago and the stem hinges are still plenty stiff and locks very well in place.
     
  6. the_owl

    the_owl Oakley Expert

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    I have brand new in box gascans that feel that way. Actually one of my David Flores pairs. Which hasnt even been on a face.
     
  7. testcodes

    testcodes Oakley Beginner

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    thanks, that makes me feel a little bit better. seller said they were rarely worn, now at least you're that it is possible for a bnib or a rarely worn pair to be like this.


    just to confirm we're having the same issue, on mine, if I open up the arms and hold it side ways, it folds back down. on my older gascan, if I open up the arms and hold the sunglasses sideways, the arm stays locked in place, parallel to the ground.
     
  8. the_owl

    the_owl Oakley Expert

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    correct. its not wallowed out with vertical movement, the hinge just easily folds in by itself.
     
  9. testcodes

    testcodes Oakley Beginner

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    This is really bothering me, you guys think I should just return them for a refund? Or try fixing them? (I read putting modeling glue on the "nubs" on the arms would stiffen them up)

    I got them from ebay for about $130, just the glasses and bag. No pin and box. But the condition on the lenses and frame are easily 9/10.

    I'm afraid that if I return them, I might not find another pair in this condition at the same price point.

    But if I keep them, I might end up wrecking them if my DIY fix was bad...
     
  10. GoldenGatePeepers

    GoldenGatePeepers Oakley Expert

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    I would keep them, I have a few fuel cells as well as gascans like that. Just happens sometimes. Occasionally the hinges are even to tight, it's just how they came off the line. I would keep them....