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  1. cacatman

    cacatman Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Does using the hydrophobic coating pen affect frames at all? I would assume that it would be particularly bad on the Magnesium frames which seem to be susceptible to sweat/constant water exposure.

    Is there any risk to lenses at all, long term? ie. change in colour at junction of the frames (which don't have solution applied).

    Why shouldn't it be used on factory hydrophobic lenses (e.g. goggles)? I assume it's because it would "override" the (better) factory hydrophobic coating.
     
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  2. flyer

    flyer Oakley Expert

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    I've been using it for a few years now and never noticed any detrimental effects on the lenses.
    I do make sure the lenses are removed from the frame when making applications, so I don't suppose there's much transference from lens to frame...
     
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  3. KillerCollector

    KillerCollector Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    I'm now convinced that it is not good for the old school Oakley's. Ive coated a Iridium Red 0.4 Gen 2 and wiped it down with Hydrophobic. I saw no issues with the lenses. I then put them in their bag and box and put them away. I just pulled them out and the coating on the lenses was peeling. This has happened twice now on older Oakley's. Why? No idea, thats above my pay grade. Anyone else having new issues?
     
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  4. cacatman

    cacatman Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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  5. flyer

    flyer Oakley Expert

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    This site, and the "other one" are both loaded with peeling lense/bagged/boxed stories.
    I'm not convinced it's Hydrophobic related...
     
  6. OakleyFrankFMJ

    OakleyFrankFMJ The Legend - - Vlad the Impaler Premium Member Lifetime Member

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  7. krayzie

    krayzie Oakley Beginner

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    This pen was the first Oakley product I've ever bought to use on my Gorilla Glass phone surface. It really works great!

    I tried the pen on my Madman and it seems to work okay. The hydrophobic hard coating like on my Ray Ban P3 Plus or Essilor Rx lenses already feel slippery when cleaning so no need.

    Is the peeling issue only with the cool looking lenses like fire or red / ruby iridium?
     
  8. Hotshot

    Hotshot Oakley Beginner

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    That's strange, but it doesn't happen to newer pairs?
     
  9. KillerCollector

    KillerCollector Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Its just my experience, but no, its never happened to newer Oakley's that I have. Only old school. As a precaution though, Im done using Hydro on the older collection.