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  1. Ryan_C

    Ryan_C Oakley Beginner

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    So I have a pair of Titanium Whisker Pewter w +red iridium lens - model 12-781
    These were one of my favorite pairs to wear until one weird day last summer. Both lens mysteriously became spiderwebbed. They are not scratched but are surely hard to see through. I have contemplated on putting some aftermarket lens in them just so I can use them, but haven't come across a good replacement.

    Does anyone have any info on the lenses? Is this an issue that Oakley would stand behind and replace for me? I don't have a receipt from my original purchase, but everything else I do, like box, papers, etc.

    Thanks for reading and any suggestions in helping!
     
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  2. OpinionatedOakley

    OpinionatedOakley Oakley Beginner

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    It's only a one year warranty. I haven't heard of this problem. +red lenses are hard to find but other colors are easily available.
     
  3. Batwolf

    Batwolf Double Team Premium Member

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    Usually this is prone to happen if you haven't cleaned your lenses or went into a chlorinated pool/the ocean.
     
  4. Ryan_C

    Ryan_C Oakley Beginner

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    I wasn't in a pool or ocean, but was at a freshwater lake. Is this a lens that Oakley still stocks?
     
  5. Batwolf

    Batwolf Double Team Premium Member

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    Yeah, I always make sure to clean my glasses if I ever go in any water. Even if it's a lake, you have no idea what's in the water.

    Customer service might have the lenses.
     
  6. OpinionatedOakley

    OpinionatedOakley Oakley Beginner

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    Here is the damage to O lenses I have noticed over the years:

    Peeling of coating on back of lens due to sweat or sunblock contact
    Polycarb breakdown due to UV damage - looks like millions of small, internal bubbles.
    Stress cracking - lenses under stress just snap in one large crack, or show lots of small cracks, like the nosebridge of a Zero.

    I own any wires, some ten years old, and I haven't seen the lenses stress crack. Can you post a picture, Ryan?
     
  7. Ryan_C

    Ryan_C Oakley Beginner

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    Let me see if I can get some pictures to show what I am talking about.
     
  8. Ryan_C

    Ryan_C Oakley Beginner

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    Pics posted

    I got some pics...
    Lens # 1
    Spider-webbed +Red Iridium Lenses In Ti Whisker Frames - photo1xbe.jpg
    Spider-webbed +Red Iridium Lenses In Ti Whisker Frames - photo2rel.jpg
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    Lens # 2
    Spider-webbed +Red Iridium Lenses In Ti Whisker Frames - photo3xl.jpg
    Spider-webbed +Red Iridium Lenses In Ti Whisker Frames - photo4xu.jpg

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    Looking through the other way, showing not marks on lens.
    Spider-webbed +Red Iridium Lenses In Ti Whisker Frames - photo5qv.jpg

    Those spider webs can be seen either way you look through them.
     
  9. Malv1

    Malv1 Oakley Collector

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    Sucks to hear man, I really like that frame I have two pair of them and I am looking for a set if the Ti/+red and no luck yet. I would give Oakley a call and see what they have for you.
     
  10. Yohan

    Yohan Oakley Beginner

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    It almost looks like they got sat on causing some stress fractures.