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  1. 350nick

    350nick Oakley Beginner

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    These arrived today. A bit of an eBay bargain. I knew they were a bit beaten up but the frames are good so I plan to restore them.

    I have never seen lenses lose the iridium coating like this before. They aren't scratched though! The rubber was a bit split at the ends so I sliced a little bit off to neaten them up until I track down replacement.

    I've wanted some flame straight jackets for ages and this is my favourite colour. Would love to track down some original fire polarized lenses but normal fire might have to do.

    I wasn't expecting the original box so that was a nice surprise!

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  2. GRFMotorsports

    GRFMotorsports is an Oakley whore Premium Member

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    Cool that you got the box with them. Worst case cut some customs.
     
  3. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

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    An unusual failure, but if you're going to display rather than wear, why not stick with them? They kinda fit in with the flame theme like that!
     
  4. TheWannaBe

    TheWannaBe The O-Warrior Premium Member

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    I think getting the box was probably the best part of the deal. You should send these pics to the dr chop and see if he can clean these up. As for lenses I agree that getting new lenses cut by @xmetalmaniac would be your best option. He does incredible work!
     
  5. 350nick

    350nick Oakley Beginner

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    Yeah box was a nice surprise. Seller has also said he couldn't find micro bag but will keep looking and send it if he finds it. I doubt it will happen but would be another nice addition.
     
  6. 350nick

    350nick Oakley Beginner

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    I know what you mean, the edges of what is left of the iridium sort of look a bit like flames.

    I plan to wear them probably but as they aren't scratched they might be ok to wear. Part of me would still like them original/as close to perfect as possible. I'm in no hurry though.
     
  7. 350nick

    350nick Oakley Beginner

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    I would love to be able to buy some polarized fire and get them custom cut whilst retaining the polarized etching. Is this possible? I would imagine it's unlikely due to differences in shape.
     
  8. RetinaBurn

    RetinaBurn Oakley Enthusiast

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    It looks like someone has been cleaning them with a t-shirt. The Iridium coating on the older pairs was very delicate and scratched very easily.
     
  9. 350nick

    350nick Oakley Beginner

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    I think so, quite impressed that the lens itself isn't scratched. I've been wearing them today and they no longer look like fire lenses to look through. More like bronze. If I look to the edges I can see the greenish tint you get with fire. I never really realised how much difference the iridium coating made to the colour looking through the lens.
     
  10. 350nick

    350nick Oakley Beginner

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    I've already asked this in the lens cutting thread but does anyone know if a jawbone lens is a suitable donor for these?