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  1. saulsaul

    saulsaul Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Bought a Juliet with one stem slightly bent. See right stem in attached pics.
    It bends outward from the exact point where the inner end of the rubber ends.

    Q. Is it possible to safely bend this back so it curves perfectly like the left stem?
    Q. If so, just forcing it by hand or any other way?

    Thanks for any advice or personal experiences of similar issues. Juliet Bent Stem - Can it be straightened? - IMGA0656 - Copy.JPG Juliet Bent Stem - Can it be straightened? - IMGA0657 - Copy.JPG Juliet Bent Stem - Can it be straightened? - IMGA0658 - Copy.JPG
     
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  2. MachineHead

    MachineHead Oakley Enthusiast

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    you can but be very careful. that spot is where a lot of earstems break.
     
  3. MJLSr

    MJLSr Oakley Expert

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    Yes, if done with care... and a sledgehammer :p

    I'm kidding - by hand, gently... ever so gently...
     
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  4. MJLSr

    MJLSr Oakley Expert

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    NO to this because:

    A) It is not the left stem :lol:

    B) We live in an imperfect world - we're usually lucky just to get close enough from task to task, day to day in our lives - get it close and be happy :D
     
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  5. joecool862

    joecool862 Keeper of the Skull Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Does it sit crooked on your head? I have one like that, the bend is enough to notice but they sit level. I've decided to leave them as is...
     
  6. THE X-MAN

    THE X-MAN Forum Sponsor Gold Forum Sponsor Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Message it gently back into shape,very slow ,small incriments
     
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  7. saulsaul

    saulsaul Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Sits ok but not perfect. Also thinking about leaving it as would hate for it to snap or just become weaker at that spot... Dilemma.
     
  8. saulsaul

    saulsaul Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Hm feels like the only way to straighten it would be to pull with a lot of pressure ... Will have to try a gently gently approach.


    How does this even happen in the first place?!
     
  9. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

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    Previous owner was the elephant Man?!
     
  10. joecool862

    joecool862 Keeper of the Skull Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    My bent pair is my work pair I wear for eye protection when needed. It has red linegear rubbers and clear ruby linegear lenses. Get a ton of compliments on it. The bend is ever so slight... To me, it just isn't worth the risk of ruining such a great pair. Maybe yours is worse, might be worth the risk to straighten it, but not for me :)