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  1. freddaddy

    freddaddy Oakley Beginner

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    OK, maybe not restoration like some you guys would think of it, but I'm pretty stoked about it!!!

    Got these Half Jacket frames a couple of months ago from a buddy at work, for what exactly escapes me, but probably less than $5 in trade goods, pocket knife or some kind of junk I had laying around in the truck.
    'Horsetraded' Half Jacket restoration/customization....... - 5a9aryma.jpg
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    No lenses, no rubber, just bare frames and honestly, I wasn't exactly sure which frames they were, but I saw potential, so I started reading the DIY sub forum and decided I liked a matte finish over the glossy finish that was already on the frames, so I stripped the paint off by boiling the frames and then started sanding with 800 & 2000 grit wet/dry sand paper to even out the finish.
    Next I starts to look for some VL Polarized lenses on 'Fleabay' and won an auction for the blue mirrors and then got som rubber coming, but being the impatient type, I went to the local Lowes Home Improvement store and found some #60 & #47 Dansko o-rings and started filling in the ear stems with o-rings.
    Hereis the finished project....at least until I get another wild hair!!!! ;)>

    'Horsetraded' Half Jacket restoration/customization....... - yta4apu4.jpg
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    When I sanded the frames the icons were slightly different tones, so I sanded them too, and got a killer antiqued copper tone out of them!!! ;)>
    'Horsetraded' Half Jacket restoration/customization....... - a2e5yseb.jpg

    And finally with 'me on my fat noggin!!!!
    'Horsetraded' Half Jacket restoration/customization....... - 5a8uqysa.jpg

    So whadya think, pretty good for a newb??
    Thanks for looking, and looking forward to your feedback!
    J.
     
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  2. qtrain23

    qtrain23 3D Printing Protege

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    Interesting idea with the orings
     
  3. freddaddy

    freddaddy Oakley Beginner

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    I'd used 'em in the past for a variety of other hobbies, as well as other, non-Oakley sunglasses to make 'em fit better.
    I'll still probably use the factory rubber whenever they get here, but I still like the look! ;)>
    J.