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  1. mrnobudy

    mrnobudy Oakley Beginner

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    First off, no disrespect to the forum and members, but I have no interest in becoming a part of another forum

    Yes, my I have been registered here for quite a while and, yes, I am not active, and I don't really plan to be.

    I came here and posted today because I need help!

    Long story short, I have a pair of prescription Half-Wire 2.0's that I have had for about 4 years. The earsocks are starting to degrade on them. Found out I can only get a 'generic' replacement kit from Oakley.

    I tried to replace the socks, but they wouldn't go on, ended up bending the arm all to heck. Well, as I straightened it out and put whats left of my old ear sock on, I noticed the thin part is starting to crack.

    So I guess I don't have much time before the whole end bit of the arm snaps fully off. Right were the ear sock is at.

    I cannot get new scripts for my sunglasses due to insurance being used already this year for my normal glasses. I cannot afford a full set of lenses/frames out of pocket.

    Just asking for some help in a desperate situation. Thanks!

    Kory
     
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  2. OakleyBoss

    OakleyBoss Moderator Staff Member Administrator

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    Moved this to the appropriate area
     
  3. OakleyBoss

    OakleyBoss Moderator Staff Member Administrator

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    You may have luck finding the same pair on eBay and replacing just the stem since I believe they screw in on Half-Wires.
     
  4. Mr X Metal

    Mr X Metal Oakley Enthusiast

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    Next time you change the socks, use a tiny amount of liquid dish soap as a lubricant. The socks slide on so easily and after the soap dries, they tack just fine. Good luck.
     
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  5. mrnobudy

    mrnobudy Oakley Beginner

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    I thought of that, but unfortunately, I cannot seem to get my arm back on the frame fully. I spoke with an Oakley rep, and he said it has to do with the design of the hinge, that it acts as a spring hinge, so they really are not meant to be taken apart.

    I have kept my eye on Ebay, but no luck in a cheap replacement frame...
     
  6. mrnobudy

    mrnobudy Oakley Beginner

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    thanks for the tip! I will definitely try that!