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  1. oakleyman2424

    oakleyman2424 Oakley Enthusiast

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    How do I safely remove a pair of earstems from a broken O-matter frame without damaging the mounting points or hinges? I'm specifically working with a pair of Minutes where the frame broke right down the center. I'd like to save the earstems and maybe customize a different pair if I can remove them safely.

    Any help is appreciated.
     
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  2. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    well if the frame front is scrap already just cut the frame at the hinge and the arms would be unscathed.. but otherwise MOST frames' arms will pop out with a twisting motion. if i remember correctly its usually top out first, then bottom.it always feels like its gonna snap and i refrain from doing it. again if the frame is scrap, just cut it out..
     
  3. Funky-Trixtar

    Funky-Trixtar Me ,some time ago............. Premium Member

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    angle the earstem at 45% to the frame and then pop them!
     
  4. Juleye Exclusive Eyewear

    Juleye Exclusive Eyewear http://www.juleye.nl

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    The snappy feeling is the feeling you get when they earstems are fully open indeed. Follow Funky's tip and you'll be all fine.
     
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  5. Oakley_Sight

    Oakley_Sight Gotta love a good DOG

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    I use a guitar pick. Fold the stems fully shut & then place the thin edge of the pick up against the closed stem & the bottom of the orbit. As you open the arm it should cause the pick to go between it & the orbit therefore lifting the hinge up & cause it to pop the locating pin up & out of its hole & thus freeing the arm.
     
  6. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    oh wow i never knew the 45degree trick. thats helpful! my earstems will never be threatened from
    breaking again
     
  7. Funky-Trixtar

    Funky-Trixtar Me ,some time ago............. Premium Member

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    Heed this warning, 'tread with care' even this method is no absolute guarantee that it will work: softly, softly, catchee monkey............
    Tony, that sounds quite an ingenuitive method. If it works.....lol
     
  8. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    i have used the slow prying method before with success but it is tedious