1. Want to see less ads, private areas and be able to post? Register Today to receive all these benefits and more!
Dismiss Notice

Want to see less ads, post content and the ability to buy & sell Oakleys?

Register Today or Login

  1. Astinscience

    Astinscience Oakley Beginner

    Messages:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    1
    I own a pair of Overlord frames that I put Rx sunglasses lenses in. A few months back, the hinge screw on one temple came loose and the arm fell off. I went to put it back on, only to find that there is a tiny washer that goes inside the hinge.

    This washer is beveled. It is completely specific to this frame. I've contacted Oakley, but they have none around. I tried going to a Lenscrafters, which deals with Oakley Rx frames, but they had nothing that would fit. They tried contacting Oakley as well, with no luck.

    I like the frames, but they no longer fit well as the arm is loose. Any suggestions would be most helpful, as I apparently left to my own devices on this.

    Thanks in advance!
     
    Shade Station Oakley Sunglasses

    Register to Not see this ad
  2. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

    Messages:
    8,330
    Trophy Points:
    2,023
    Sounds like a tiny crush washer, it adds tension to help keep the screw tight.

    If you can get measurements you might be able to find a replacement.
     
  3. Maybe this is too obvious but have you tried taking it to a home depot or Lowes and trying to match it to what they have?
     
  4. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

    Messages:
    8,330
    Trophy Points:
    2,023
    Small fasteners like those on glasses are not something normally stocked at hardware stores. Low volume, and not much use to the home improver. Optician is a good spot, but apparently already exhausted.

    As said, if you get a measurement you can likely get a bag of 100 washers for $10 online. The downside being you need to be quite accurate. Calipers/Micrometers would come in handy.
     
  5. When I was in the business of repairing Xbox consoles I was shocked at how much more beyond the average nut and bolt some stores carried. If they don't have it (probably a long shot at best that they do) they might be able to get measurements on it or suggest another place to try.

    Hell we've even got a ridiculously huge selection of parts at my job, with measurements I could check there.
     
  6. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

    Messages:
    8,330
    Trophy Points:
    2,023
    I think my fastener shelves go down to #2, but I won't have a spring/lock/wave/crush style washer that small.
     
  7. Astinscience

    Astinscience Oakley Beginner

    Messages:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    1
    I will pull the remaining washer out for measurements, I do have small calipers. OD/ID/thickness?
     
  8. Yessir. And a pic of it for reference wouldn't hurt. I don't go back to work until Monday night and I may not even be able to check that night but I'll look when I get a chance.
     
  9. Astinscience

    Astinscience Oakley Beginner

    Messages:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    1
    The issue is a bit odder than I thought. There are actually 4 washers. Pic below. Washer is 3.2mm OD, 1.6mm ID (used the screw). Thickness is 0.75-0.8, including the little collar. Wondering if I can get away with just two on each side.


    Problem with Overlord frame, need help. - image.jpg
     
    Last edited: 1/24/15
  10. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

    Messages:
    8,330
    Trophy Points:
    2,023
    McMaster-Carr
    That would be about as thick as two of those stacked. Dimensions looks like they'd fit.