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  1. OakleyCan

    OakleyCan Oakley Collector

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    My Juliet's need new lenses. They came with Ice Iridium Polarized, and I think I want to retain the Original setup. Problem being is that the polarized versions are hard to find.

    Options on Ebay seem limted to no box or documentation for the price I would expect it to be new in box.

    Do I go for Ice non-polarized? ( Half price, and can assure they are genuine) or Continue hunting on ebay, or does someone have another reliable source?


    Thanks everyone, loving the forum thus far.
     
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  2. xmetalmaniac

    xmetalmaniac Made of Metal Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    IMO.....It truly depends on your future plans for them. Are you going to wear them? If so, do you need polarized lenses, or can you go with non-polarized. If you plan on putting them into a display and want to retain the OEM collectibility of them then search for polarized and be prepared to pay at least $125 and up for the lenses, and maybe a frame too if someone won't split them up. I say just buy the ice lenses. If you plan on wearing them, the price you pay for polarized wont be worth the effort especially when you get that first scratch, nick, etc while you wear them. I don't care how well you take care of them, how you store them when you take them out, or how careful you are with them. Unless they are sitting in a display untouched by people, you take a chance spending that $$$....Personally I don't like my polarized lenses. I wear non polarized much more......
     
  3. ucdavis4PT0gpa

    ucdavis4PT0gpa THE BEST IS YET TO COME

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    Well.....yes and no to the nicks and scratches. I have over 2 dozen Oakleys, i wear all of them and some ive owned for over 10 years....bot one single blemish on any lenses. The trick? Not on your face? In the case...and not JUST in the case...in the micro bag anf in the case. And never clean the lenses unless you are using water. Only the vintage microbags were quality enough to do that safely. The new ones are crap. If you were looking to retain collectibilty hiwever i would agree in just getting non polarized lenses
     
  4. OakleyCan

    OakleyCan Oakley Collector

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    Really you prefer cleaning with water than the Oakley fluid? Water with a micro fiber?

    For the time being ice non polarized are readily available for msrp.
    Only place I found was eBay for polarized and they have no box or papers.
     
  5. ucdavis4PT0gpa

    ucdavis4PT0gpa THE BEST IS YET TO COME

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    Sorry....i dont buy into the Oakley spray bs. So....all of a sudden this spray pops up and its better than whatwver people have been doing before? Rigbt. Ive been cleaning my oakleys the same way for a decade and my collection is pristine....COLD water, rinse entire pair of glasses, soft saop rubbed into micro fiber bag, clean lenses first, then frame, blow wated from crevices etc, HOLD dry with good mocrofiber cloth...do not rub, polishe and rub dry with dry and clean micro bag. And cleaning micro bags? Cold water and soft soap, rinse, air dry
     
  6. marc2040

    marc2040 Guest

    Here is a new pair of fire polar 170905092403
     
  7. xmetalmaniac

    xmetalmaniac Made of Metal Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I believe he wants ice polarized....
     
  8. marc2040

    marc2040 Guest

    I know, maybe he changes his mind.
    A second option is always good.
     
  9. Advent

    Advent Oakley Beginner

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    I think I saw a pair of ice polarized get posted up this morning. Darn pricey though.
     
  10. OakleyCan

    OakleyCan Oakley Collector

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    :eek: $$$ I love the lens, but I could get the Ice polarized for cheaper ( Although without box and papers) Thanks for keeping an eye out.