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  1. Man from Mars

    Man from Mars Oakley Beginner

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    Hi. I am new to this forum and was hoping to get some info on donor lenses for my Mars frames . I am not a huge fan of the aftermarkets. If I was crazy enough to try and cut my own lenses what donor lenses would work?

    Thanks in advance
     
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  2. jdd32

    jdd32 X Metal Workshop

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    big taco
     
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    G-901 Oakley Expert

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  4. jdd32

    jdd32 X Metal Workshop

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    Forgot to add: there are other lenses but Big Taco is your best bet with the most color options
     
  5. Man from Mars

    Man from Mars Oakley Beginner

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    Man from Mars Oakley Beginner

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    Again forgive me if I am being redundant but is there a thread for cutting technique? I am sure most don't own a lens cutting machine so what's the preferred method?
     
  7. mjt42

    mjt42 Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    you basically put low tack masking tape over the entire front of the donor lens to enable you to mark an outline using the original lens. use a fine sharpie to do the outline keeping it tight to the edge.

    most diy'ers use a dremmel to cut close to the outline then hand finish with fine grit sandpaper up to the line. check for fit periodically so you don't take too much material off. bear in mind that they will probably need a bevel around the edge. also consider how easy it is to trash a perfectly good lens as you practice your new skills....

    good luck and i hope you get the results you are after.
     
  8. Man from Mars

    Man from Mars Oakley Beginner

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    good point... maybe I should practice on some cheap stuff be fore moving on to the real things..Either way thanks so much for all the information!!! Cheers!
     
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  9. Dennis Panlilio

    Dennis Panlilio Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    I cut mine from Oakley Tens :) Hope this helps!
     
  10. Man from Mars

    Man from Mars Oakley Beginner

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    Everything helps. Thanks. Did u cut by hand and if so did you use the process described by mjt42? Is there a video anywhere of someone performing a lens cut like that ?