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  1. jsbr5000

    jsbr5000 Oakley Beginner

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    I just picked up my brand new pair of Oakley Badmans from my local vision center. I am very particular when it comes to my Oakleys and expect the highest quality. I didn't check them out thoroughly yesterday, but today I noticed scratches on the finish where the arms close. It happened on both sides. I have uploaded a picture. Is this normal? It looks like a design flaw and the arm is scratching the finish.

    Thanks!
    John

    Oakley Badman Prescription.. scratched finish?? - image.jpeg
     
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  2. Oakleynerd

    Oakleynerd Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    had the same marks on a BNIB Madman this week...

    hmmmm
     
  3. Oakley G

    Oakley G Oakley Enthusiast

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    Yes it is unfortunately normal. As I hear it, Oakley has had complaints about it since the Badman and Madman have been released.
     
  4. jsbr5000

    jsbr5000 Oakley Beginner

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    Thanks for the responses. I did some digging and found another thread about the same thing. Apparently they know about the design flaw and won't change it. They will scratch regardless. Just awful how much I paid for these and already I have scratches. Guess I will have to deal with it.
     
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  5. Oakleynerd

    Oakleynerd Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    or you return it and get a steal in the www...

    paid for mine just 175 shipped :cool-20:
    so i can live with that!!!
     
  6. jsbr5000

    jsbr5000 Oakley Beginner

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    Unfortunately, after insurance I have over $500. Returning is an option.
     
  7. Oakleynerd

    Oakleynerd Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    i would return the pair - you will find a much cheaper one for sure!!!
     
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  8. sisson16

    sisson16 Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Wish there was a dislike button for this. Run with @Oakleynerd advice and return them. You can use the extra money saved to buy another pair.
     
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  9. jsbr5000

    jsbr5000 Oakley Beginner

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    Thank you.. So, what are my options? Return this pair and buy frames only? Get my prescription lenses made elsewhere?
     
  10. Sun & Sand

    Sun & Sand Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Oakley will make Rx lenses for Oakley frames no matter where you bought them.
    If you are lucky enough to live near an Oakley Store, I would ask the optician there to order Oakley Rx lenses for you.
    If you have trouble finding an optician willing to order Oakley Rx lenses for your frames, you might try contacting one of Oakley's authorized online prescription dealers. Some of them are listed in this thread:
    Oakley RX (Prescription) Options
     
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