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  1. Southtown57

    Southtown57 Oakley Beginner

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    So while I was at my vault during the 50% off accessory sale I decided to replace the warm grey lens with black iridium. Normally I swap the lens myself but that day I just let the employee do it. They have been in storage since the day I had the lens swapped. Well I pulled them out to wear them today and noticed that the paint is chipped around the lenses wear they popped the warm grey out. Now I'm worried that it's going to continue to chip and ruin the glasses. Already looks like crap around the lenses which makes me pretty mad. I know I've seen a couple people say they were going to switch lenses on their skate decks so if you haven't yet it may not be the best idea with these painted frames.
     
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  2. disturbed

    disturbed Oakley Beginner

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    Mine is bnew and I just noticed a small chip at the lower part of the lens frame :( ..can't return them of course..a very expensive return trip if I did return them :cry:
     
  3. dr.chop

    dr.chop Oakley Expert

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    if those are in fact painted, which I think they are a hydroprint after seeing them, it is possible and very likely to have the paint chip on lens swaps...It is an inherent issue due to additional material in the area, and the shear fact that Holbrook and Frogs have very shard edged flat lenses. They tear up frames that haven't been painted or coated, so add that extra thickness and you have a sure issue at some point...
     
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  4. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    Really? Skate decks chipping? Thats like buying a pair of pre-ripped jeans, then complaining when the holes rip further.
     
  5. Batwolf

    Batwolf Double Team Premium Member

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    Seems to be an issue with all hydroprint pairs, unfortunately.
     
  6. Southtown57

    Southtown57 Oakley Beginner

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    That's funny, didn't know they came already chipped. Mine must have been defective prior to the lens swap.
     
  7. Batwolf

    Batwolf Double Team Premium Member

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    I think he means that the whole point of the Skate Decks is their "worn, ragged" look.
     
  8. Southtown57

    Southtown57 Oakley Beginner

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    Maybe. But color faded is different from chipping. Anyways the main point of this thread was just a friendly heads up for anyone thinking about doing this, it's not the best idea.
     
  9. rcstfox

    rcstfox Oakley Beginner

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    Haha. I think chops must teach them hiw to do it?
     
  10. SpeakForYou

    SpeakForYou Oakley Enthusiast

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    That's a bit s**t. Glad I don't plan on changing the lenses in mine.