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  1. steveocubed

    steveocubed Oakley Enthusiast

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    Hey guys,

    I just got a new pair of Radarlocks and I noticed they creak every time I put them on. Is that normal? Will it stop creaking over time? Or does it depend on the pair? The frame does have to flex a bit to fit my head initially when I first put them on at the narrow part but then it fits fine, not too tight or anything.
     
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  2. Lumbergh

    Lumbergh Oakley Enthusiast

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    Some do it, some don't. Fairly normal.
     
  3. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    Are they a matte finish? If they are, thats your answer. If not, i still wouldnt worry. The radarlock has more moving parts than most shades.
     
  4. Ventruck

    Ventruck Oakley Expert

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    From my own experience, this. My Matte Heather Grey pair creaks if you just flex/play with it, but when it's on your head it's silent because it's in a single position. My silver one (well, it won't be silver anymore :D) never creaked period.

    I believe it is the finish indeed. iirc the Radarlock has looser tolerances to limit lens deformities on larger heads. The lens edges rubbing on the frame cause the creaking noises, not because there's something wrong with the integrity of the frame.
     
  5. s3sunruh

    s3sunruh Oakley Collector

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    My polished white ones are the worst about creaking. Still love them though, and when they are on my head, it doesn't matter.
     
  6. thisguy

    thisguy Oakley Expert

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    I think my radars creaked when I put them on, but it never bothered me because once they were on they were silent. It was only when they stretched to get on my face but it was never a big concern to me.
     
  7. Jummeltje

    Jummeltje Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    had a lot of radars, some do and some don't, nothing to worry about
     
  8. BOS2CLT

    BOS2CLT Oakley Beginner

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    My matte carbon RLs creak, my polished black and infrared ones don't.
     
  9. GH4AU

    GH4AU Carbon Fanatic Premium Member

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    Mine also creak when I put them on by bending the frame. No worries there.