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  1. lawman0210

    lawman0210 Oakley Collector

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    I just received some awesome lenses for my Penny's and Mars from Infinitehero. Went to take the lenses out and barely got the one out. The other looks like its just a circle. not a right angle on that Bi&^%. Can't get any tool to grab it and its tight. Any Ideas?
     
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  2. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    Are we talking about a screw? If so, some hardware stores sell tapping kits for small, rounded-off screws.
     
  3. lawman0210

    lawman0210 Oakley Collector

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    Yes. I looked at Sears Micro easy outs but they still look to big. need to cut a small slit to grip the head. I am just afraid of tering off the head. Then I am in deep trouble. i am wondering if a jewelry repair shop could get it out
     
  4. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Easy outs aren't... Search this subforum for "stripped screw" or "stripped t6 screw". Search works good here. My best results have been to drill out the t6 head, spread the orbital over the drilled out head and insert needlenose pliers into the gap and back the remaining screw out. Soak it liberally with WD-40 first then it generally backs right out.

    Of course use caution when drilling the head so as not to marr the orbital slot surrounding the screw head. Don't be afraid of damaging the head just man up, obliterate it and pop the frame open around it.
     
  5. lawman0210

    lawman0210 Oakley Collector

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    Done and out! Now for new screws and washers. Anyone?
     
  6. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    C'mom now, you gotta do better than that. How did you resolve it?
     
  7. lawman0210

    lawman0210 Oakley Collector

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    I put a few drops of penetrating oil in the screw socket and carefully covered the rest of the lense and frame from residue. I let it sit for an hour then sprayed some WD-40 in the hole and let it sit overnight. When I got up i used a little more WD-40 and tried to see if any of my 475 bits, screwdrivers and allen wrenches etc would get a grip. No luck. So i got out the Dewalt drill and put a 5/64 bit in (smallest i had) and began the agonizing task. I slowly drilled stopping every few seconds to make sure I was drilling at the correct angle and not hitting the sides. I waited for that distinctive pop, that little give when the bit pops through. Once that occured I got out a 7/64 bit and centered it in the hole and started again. Drill, stop, blow out, wipe, drill stop, blow etc. I repeated that until again i felt that slight give. I was then able to pull on both parts of the frame at the same time and pop. I then popped out the lens, washed the frame off several times with some mild dish detergent and water. Wiped and can air dried. made sure the grooves were clear and put my new custom Rubies from Infinitehero in. Now I just need to get 2 new screws and washers. Gonna wear them a while and maybe send them to Xman to redo the bridge. They have some give and causes the end of the frames new my temples to be a little straigh and not curve to my face as much as I like.
     
  8. lawman0210

    lawman0210 Oakley Collector

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    Getting my 4 digit carters tomorrow and taking out the Black iridium and putting the ice lenses I got from Infinitehero. Can you guess what pair will be posted in the "what you wearing today" forum

    Hardy har har