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  1. Hydreliox

    Hydreliox Oakley Beginner

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    Hi guys,

    I am faced with a dreaded hinge failure on my Half X - X metal glasses. The hinge has snapped where it changes from a square to round shape and joins the ear stem. There is a small pin on the inside of the ear stem, and if I can remove it and see the shape of the adjoining hinge, I may be able to repair the frames. I know you can't get a replacement hinge from Oakley (or a third party) but I am fortunate enough to have machine shops close to me that can manufacture it from stainless steel - as long as I can provide a template.

    To summarise, how do I disconnect the ear stem from the hinges? I can not tell if the pin is a rolling pin which is fixed, or if I can somehow unscrew it (torx or a bit of brute force).

    Thanks good people....I'm just that kind of guy that would rather attempt a repair and fail than give up before I get started!!

    All the best,
    Jim
     
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  2. salj838

    salj838 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Hi Jim,
    Maybe we can help you better if you post the pics of the hinge you are referring to... From there see what we can do.
    Keep your hopes up! :)
    Thanks
     
  3. Hydreliox

    Hydreliox Oakley Beginner

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    Highlighted in the red circle on the picture. I can't tell if it is a rivet driven in to hold the hinge in place, or if its a T3-T4 type screw that is biting in.

    Thanks for the response :) We'll keep trying! I have also heard I may be able to get the part laser welded....? Not sure of that in the Philippines ;)

    Cheers,
    Jim
     
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  4. salj838

    salj838 Oakley Enthusiast

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    You pic does not show mate