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  1. Jacob Carstens

    Jacob Carstens Oakley Expert

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    Hi guys,
    Can anyone share a good proven metode for removing icons - without damaging icons or frame ??
    Thanks :)
     
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  2. pistolpetefan23

    pistolpetefan23 Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Soak the glasses/arms in hot water for 2-3 minutes. This loosens the glue that attaches the icon to the frame. Use something small (pin, needle) to gently work the tip under the icon. Some people try to put a thin piece of fabric or something else between the pry tool and the Grand to prevent damaging it. I haven't done that, but am very careful not to pry too hard on the frame, or push too hard under the icon that it could slip and scratch frame. Once tip is under icon, gently lift it with tool, or eventually you can use finger mail. Don't try to go too fast at first. Eventually it will just pop up and off. Some glue may stay on frame, some on icon, or may stay completely on one or the other.

    When you go to reapply, you can try using the existing glue. Otherwise, double sided tape should do the trick. Gluing could be option, but can be messy and is hard to redo. Take should be fine anyways.
     
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  3. Jacob Carstens

    Jacob Carstens Oakley Expert

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    Thanks I will have a go at it :)
     
  4. Funky-Trixtar

    Funky-Trixtar Me ,some time ago............. Premium Member

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    Might want to try on a beater pair first...........
     
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  5. headpatrolman

    headpatrolman O Addict

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    After soaking the arms, use a small metal pick to get under the icon and gently start to pull it up. as long as you go with good even pressure and don't just rip it up, it will slowly pull up and out with no damage.
     
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  6. Jacob Carstens

    Jacob Carstens Oakley Expert

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    Don't really have any of those ;). The reason why I didn't just try to pry but sought expert advice...
     
  7. xmetalmaniac

    xmetalmaniac Made of Metal Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Also note that some icons are metal molded over plastic. So when removing make sure you get all the way under the icon with a pin head or xacto blade. If not then you may pry up the molded metal portion and separate it from the plastic part.
     
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  8. MyNameJeff

    MyNameJeff Oakley Beginner

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    It might seem blasphemous, but if you remove the stem and bend it directly under the icon, it just pops up. Have a buddy remove it the rest of the way. It works great with holbrooks.
     
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  9. OakleyFreak

    OakleyFreak RIP RoTors

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    I need to try this
    Talking to my son the painter
    When they remove letters and emblems from cars the use fishing line, they get behind it and kinda see saw back and forthj
    I know thats to thick for the icons.
    But what about a small piece of thread , work it under the icon and move back and forth as you lift
    Ill bet it will work, After soaking in water of course.
     
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  10. ooohoney43

    ooohoney43 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Small diameter braided fishing line should work perfectly, after soaking. Most are coated with Teflon and will produce extremely smooth pull