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  1. D-Man

    D-Man Oakley Beginner

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    Hello all,

    Last year, my beloved set of Black Half-X/Iridiums went down hard, with the right earstem popping off. At the time, I figured I'd just send it in to Oakley and have fixed, little did I know the Half-X had long since been discontinued. I disassembled the entire thing in an effort to see if it could be repaired. The hinges are still functional (though I have heard they are another point of failure), and the only thing that I could determine was that the set screw in the earstem had backed out, allowing the internal spring to pop free.

    Not having the proper hex driver for this set screw, the glasses are now languishing in a baggie. Can anyone recommend the proper hex driver size for the screw? I have a backup pair that I am wearing cautiously, as the set screw looks like it is also backing out.

    Reading the forums, it sounds like there may be hope to bring these frames back to full functionality (with the advent of new hinges/hinge options). Great community, thanks a bunch!

    ~D
     
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  2. Fresh

    Fresh Oakley Enthusiast

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    If I'm not mistaken, I think the screws in the Half X are T6 Torx, but I'm not entirely sure. I also know @jdd32 makes custom screws for the Half X, so he might be able to help you out
     
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  3. D-Man

    D-Man Oakley Beginner

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    Thanks, Fresh. The T6 driver fits the screws on the oculars (for removing the lenses), but the set screw on the earstem is standard hex driver, and is ridiculously small. I got a bunch of .028" drivers, but they were too small, and realized I should have just asked from the start.
     
  4. Fresh

    Fresh Oakley Enthusiast

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    Well I don't have a Half X so I can't really tell you much about them, but I'm sure jdd32 might help you out, he makes all those weird pieces that tend to either brake or never appear on the market for X metals, he is your best bet. You'll be able to send him a PM when you either have 15 messages and a few days in the forum or if you turn into a Premium Member, I tagged him in my past answers, so lets hope he replies.
     
  5. joecool862

    joecool862 Keeper of the Skull Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Yeah, @jdd32 or @THE X-MAN are your best bets by far. I actually like the look of the frame, hate the hinges... Wish we could have a solid hinge replacement for it, then mine might see some face time!
     
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  6. xmetalmaniac

    xmetalmaniac Made of Metal Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Or if you contact the right people, <hint> they may just have a few stores away.
     
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  7. jdd32

    jdd32 X Metal Workshop

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    Those tiny screws on the earstem use a super tiny hex driver which i don't even have nor bothered. I usually get away with a T3 or T4 driver and go extremely gentle on them.

    Oh, and don't lose those screws... I don't have replacements nor am I keen on making replacements for those until i finish off some of my existing projects first (there's too many fires in the kitchen right now, so to speak)
     
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  8. Slojack

    Slojack Oakley Collector Premium Member

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    Half-X Repair? - 00v0v_fovYB6FFsx6_600x450.jpg
    If all else fails, local sale as of two days ago $120. Parts.