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  1. GSP_87

    GSP_87 Oakley Beginner

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    I have a broken New Frogskin (from many years ago) and broken polarized Straight Jacket. The New Frogskin looks really nice, but the frame at the hinge and the stem cracked.

    Has anyone ever wanted to fix their Oakleys by 3D scanning the frame and stems then 3D printing replacement parts out of some plastic that's stronger and more flexible or even somehow making a mold to make your own plastic parts?

    I really liked the look and fit of the New Frogskin. If I tried to Crazy Glue the cracks, I suspect it'd crack again somewhere else or the dried Crazy Glue might break off and get into my eyes.

    Has Oakley ever offered on demand 3D printing of replacement parts using some plastic better than virgin serilium?

    This forum has a do it yourself/modding section, but I've never ever seen anyone talk about 3D printing replacement parts for broken frames.
     
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  2. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    Buy a new pair.

    There are members that can do 3D printing, not so sure about their solid modeling or scanning capabilities to reproduce anything but the old 80's square frames.
     
  3. GSP_87

    GSP_87 Oakley Beginner

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    I don't think they sell the old New Frogskin anymore, and a used pair would be just as brittle as my original pair. The polarized Pit Bull is my main pair, but the New Frogskin looks and fits nicely. Seems like a waste since the lenses are still good.

    I just found this InstaMorph moldable plastic that's $16.99 a jar from Amazon. If I knew how to make a mold of the stems and frame, I'd attempt it.
     
  4. qtrain23

    qtrain23 3D Printing Protege

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    The hard part is modeling the frame.

    You could mold it, sure, but you won't get far with mold putty.