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  1. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    I've been eyeballing a pair of Magnesium M Frames that seem pretty sweet but I'm wondering about replacement lenses. Can they use regular M Frame lenses or do you have to have special lenses for the Magnesium model? Thanks!
     
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  2. GRFMotorsports

    GRFMotorsports is an Oakley whore Premium Member

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    Pretty sure its Mag only lenses due to the center bolt
     
  3. reggavegga

    reggavegga Oakley Expert

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    Carguy would know for sure the resident guru on all things MAG M- ish........
     
  4. Hitech Vojtech

    Hitech Vojtech Oakley Enthusiast

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    Guys,can u make custom cut out of regular M frame lens?
     
  5. RetinaBurn

    RetinaBurn Oakley Enthusiast

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    Mag M Frames can only use Mag M Frames lenses. Don't think you can chop a M Frame lens to fit. I believe even the good Dr. Chop has tried.
     
  6. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Thanks for the info everybody. Sounds like I should stay away unless I want to just let them sit on the shelf, afraid to damage the lenses. Not my style, I buy to wear....

    Saves more money for Juliets, anyway...
     
  7. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    But they're so awesome, especially plasma/fire. Then plasma/ice.
    The lenses are unique to the Mags and they aren't able to be chopped from anything else.
    It wouldn't surprise me if drchop can do something though but I hadn't heard of it.
    Forum member wasnt me has several lenses for sale at a fair price.
    You use a regular T-6 driver to take them out with ease.
     
  8. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Howdy CarGuy, you were mentioned as the Mag expert, thanks for dropping in.

    Yeah, they do look pretty wicked. I was looking at plasma hybrid fire.

    To be honest, I'd never heard of the Mags before, though I've known about X-Metal since its release. Says it's magnesium alloy completely sealed with a ceramic polymer "at the molecular level".

    Can you or anyone provide a little historical context / timeline of the Mags compared to X-Metal? Thanks!
     
  9. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    From O-Review: " In 2002 when Oakley experimented with Magnesium as a frame material, the Mag M Frame entered production with its own proprietary lenses, but still using the same outer shape."
    M Frames
    Also from Dann, Oakley timeline:
    Oakley Timeline
    Hope this helps!
     
  10. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    its basically magnesium with a baked-on ceramic coat on it. they used to hang the frames from clips that attach to the frame under where the the earsocks are - leaving a weak spot. used pairs that got sweat underneath the earsocks suffered nasty corrosion.