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  1. VolcanOG

    VolcanOG Xs and Os Premium Member

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    I want to send in a pair to be tuned up but I want to paint it first. Is there a way (without the special tool) to just remove the pins?

    Sorry if this is a dumb question but I'd tried searching and found nothing and don't want to send it in to have them removed then sent back to me for paint then sent back for reinstallation if I can avoid that. :)
     
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  2. #1 Stunna!

    #1 Stunna! Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    You can pop them out with a small enough punch and a mallet...
     
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  3. VolcanOG

    VolcanOG Xs and Os Premium Member

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    I was thinking of trying this however o hear if it goes crooked you may damage the pin holes? Is that true? I was thinking of using my vise to hold it straight and use a punch and hammer but mallet would be a better idea, you're right about that. @Dnkeyhnter
     
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    #1 Stunna! Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    It's the same concept of hammer to nail. If you're careful then you won't damage anything. I've tuned probably about 15 pairs now, it's not as hard as people think. I actually just ordered linegears pin pusher to see how that works.
     
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  5. VolcanOG

    VolcanOG Xs and Os Premium Member

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    I'm kind of a do-it-yourself kind of guy. I enjoy it actually so I've been very tempted to purchase the tool as well. Gotta support the forum sponsors in a round about way. ;)

    Think I'll give it a go. Thanks man. Appreciate it!! @Dnkeyhnter
     
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    #1 Stunna! Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Yeah bro, I figured I would donate to them :lol:

    It's self explanatory, but.. to knock the pins out you must hit it from the front so it pushes it out the back. To put them back in.. hit them from the back of the glasses towards the front.
     
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  7. VolcanOG

    VolcanOG Xs and Os Premium Member

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    Thanks brother. Really appreciate the info.
     
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  8. SiRacer420

    SiRacer420 Oakley Expert

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    @Dnkeyhnter I've been doing my own to for a while now too. Got the same pusher but straight from the Chinese supplier. You're right, it's not near as hard as people make it out to be.
     
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    o_O

    oh... my...x-metal god
     
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  10. VolcanOG

    VolcanOG Xs and Os Premium Member

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    Lmao..... yeah well.....