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  1. jcesl2

    jcesl2 Oakley Enthusiast

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    I won an auction a couple weeks ago on Ebay. Listed as Black Iridium/X-metal Juliet. Pictures had hammerstems, so I figured they were XX, won the auction for $230. Seller described them as very loose, and needed new lenses. I thought that would be ok, I have some custom cut BIP lenses coming from Dr Chop.

    I opened them up today. Wow. I never saw a pair of X-metals this loose. Like, the ear stems can touch each other. I just got off the phone with Oakley. They said that they do not even have the rivets to tighten up the flex couplers.

    So now I have to figure out what to do. I could put the ear stems on some Juliets, but then the rest of the sunglasses are worthless. I can replace the rubber and lenses and put it on a shelf. If I don't touch them, they will look good at least. What do you guys think?
     
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  2. Aprilia Man

    Aprilia Man Oakley Beginner

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    Don't know if this will help. I just sent my pair of XX to Oakley Canada. Rep. that I talked to confirmed that they still do tune ups on X metal XX.

    You can give Oakley Canada a call. Hopefully they can help you out.
     
  3. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    If they are that floppy the metal tabs on the orbitals might be shot and might not even be repairable through a tune-up.
    Sorry, it happened to me.
     
  4. doowutchyalike

    doowutchyalike Oakley Enthusiast

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    I just sent a pair of Juliet's in two weeks ago, just got them back yesterday, they still do it you just have to find the right person to help you. If you have a local store that sells Oakley, see if they would be willing to have their rep get you a WR to fix them.
     
  5. jcesl2

    jcesl2 Oakley Enthusiast

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    I'm coming home on vacation next month, I could check with a store while I am back. I'll try to call Oakley Canda too. Will they accept a shipment from a US Address?

    If it is too floppy to fix, do they still charge you?
     
  6. i'm broke now

    i'm broke now Oakley Beginner

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    i just called today for a tune up on my XX Ti02's, no problems at all.
     
  7. i'm broke now

    i'm broke now Oakley Beginner

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    If you can't get anywhere w/getting them tuned-up try taking a small black rubber band and cut it to length and wrapping it in between the orbital and the nose bridge, tuck in w/a toothpick and snip off the extra. It's not perfect but it will get them wearable.
     
  8. jcesl2

    jcesl2 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Ok, I'll try calling again. this is what they look like:

    What To Do With XX - 7516842596_d663ddc70c.jpg
    photo by jcesl2, on Flickr
     
  9. i'm broke now

    i'm broke now Oakley Beginner

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    That is pretty bad, I picked up a pair of Juliet's that was tight as new on the left orbital but the right was extremely loose so I tried the rubber band fix and the right side is now 90%, definitely wearable.
     
  10. oakleyandi

    oakleyandi Oakley Collector

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    In HQ they still fix that no problem at all, they won't put nose pads but all other rubber will be replaced and frame will be tightened