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  1. erap

    erap Oakley Collector

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    2 questions:

    1. Oakley moon lens perfect fit as replacement lens for mars?
    2. C clip will not break when doing lens swap?
     
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  2. JSC

    JSC Oakley Beginner

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    2 Answers:

    1. The Mars lens has a 'bump' to locate it correctly in the frame. This makes the lenses left/right specific. If the Moon lens does not have this bump then the answer would be no.
    2. The C clip may break. I have had one shatter into 3 and fly off round the room, but others have just bent open and can be reused.
     
  3. THE X-MAN

    THE X-MAN Forum Sponsor Gold Forum Sponsor Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Put tape on the needle nosed pliers to protect the finish of the frame, always make me nervous.
     
  4. Anthony Thomas

    Anthony Thomas Oakley Beginner

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    I found this elsewhere - works pretty good. Have only swapped once - no issues.

    "Easiest way to take them off without breaking them or f'ing up your frame is to squeeze the orbital a bit to relieve the tension on the ring, rotate it until the gap lines up with the split in the frame, and gently, VERY GENTLY pry it apart with a small flat screwdriver tip that is not textured or rough (the clear handled Craftsman are usually polished or chromed, but the red/blue striped have ridges)...You may need to heat them a bit so they don't snap, but I have done them many times that way. When you put them back on, do the reverse and use the inside jaws of most needle nose pliers as they have a flat and smooth surface so they won't mark the glasses or rings."

    There are some vids out too.
     
  5. Pjam23

    Pjam23 Oakley Collector

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    Where can I see a video of it
     
  6. Anthony Thomas

    Anthony Thomas Oakley Beginner

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    there is a superficial one - by Walleva - piece of crap IMHO, doesn't really show the nitty gritty part with the clips - just removing and installing the lenses. Hope I am not violating any rules by posting a link to it here:



    A better vid that provides a caution is by Thombs - nice overview of the Mars the good and the bad. But no actual handling of the clips, unfortunately, which is the really messy part.
     
  7. Pjam23

    Pjam23 Oakley Collector

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    Thanks bro
     
  8. qtrain23

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    Yea it kinda sucks. Use a putty knife or other strong thing blade shape to start to pry them open, but be prepared for them to break
     
  9. JSC

    JSC Oakley Beginner

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    I use the screwdriver in the slot method to open the c clip. I start with an ultra fine high quality flat screwdriver to start the process (so that I do not mark the frame coating by trying to force in a large blade), then switch to a heavier screwdriver to complete the task.

    This does take a bit of force to do, so make sure you are working on a padded clean service to prevent damage to both the frame and the lense. There is also scope for sticking the screwdriver in your finger if it slips.

    The after market c clips from Line Gear are not the same quality as the originals, but they do the job, and are easier to work with.
     
  10. Anthony Thomas

    Anthony Thomas Oakley Beginner

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    I am thinking about doing my own video of this Mars clip thingy. Maybe get my wife to video it - start to finish. No promises but perhaps a nice way to pay it forward. Maybe an iterative approach - get some comments and then adjust the vid until there is a good consensus of a few different tools and recommended approaches.

    Thanks again qtrain23 for the lens cutting info. Now I can see I have some options for custom cutting some lenses for my Mars.

    Any recommendations or maybe I should try it myself. I have have a Dremel tool. The lenses are a bit pricey to "practice" on though. Lots of folks point to Dr Chop and X-man. Perhaps I will check some local optometry shop see if they can recommend something.
     
    Last edited: 3/21/14