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  1. rdy dlr

    rdy dlr Oakley Beginner

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    I have an old A-wire frame with polarized lenses.

    but my lenses coating or something have started peeling off. is this a common problem with oakley polarized lenses? can it happen to oakley non-polarized lenses too?

    any experience with 3rd party replacement lens, esp for the A-wire? oakley doesnt make A-wire replacement lens... :(

    thanks
     
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  2. patrick1242

    patrick1242 Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    This can happen to any lens with an Iridium coating. Sweat build up, sunscreen, salt water can all cause it. As long as you clean your sunglasses and lenses regularly this will not occur.

    Call warranty and they will help you out.
     
  3. OakleyBoss

    OakleyBoss Moderator Staff Member Administrator

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    Always the best approach. I've had it happen, and they were very good about it, gave a credit, and all was well :)
     
  4. rdy dlr

    rdy dlr Oakley Beginner

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    purchased many years ago... I dont think warranty can cover it... :(
     
  5. patrick1242

    patrick1242 Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Give it a shot, I've had them cover crazier things before. Warranty claims are dealt with on a case by case basis, however Iridium coating on your lens shouldn't peel so they will be likely to cover it regardless of when you purchased the sunglasses.
     
  6. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    I recall a thread once upon a time (maybe it was even Boss' incident) where somebody sent in a polar pair that had this peeling. They fixed them and told him it wasn't like normal wear-and-tear but an actual manufacturing flaw that sometimes pops up with their polarized lenses. I don't think there's an end date for covering this sort of flaw under warranty, though availability of replacement lenses is always a factor...
     
  7. the_owl

    the_owl Oakley Expert

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    I bought a bnib nos pair off eBay. Chrome iridium. When they arrived the inside of the lens showed peeling. I "came up" with a receipt and oakley mailed me two new lenses.