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  1. talismanx

    talismanx Oakley Beginner

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    Just received my XX X-metal (verified they are correct) Black Iridium replacement lenses directly from Oakley. I have one of the original XX X-metal frames with serial# (not the re-released version from around 2007). I tried to get them to fit... the gap where the gasket goes will not close enough to even allow the screw to tighten. The strange part is that I held the lenses that i took out up to the new ones and I cannot see a difference. Is it possible they don't fit the original version of these frames? I put my old lenses back in.. no problem. Even tried a 2nd time.. (definition of insanity). Any info would be helpful.
     
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  2. Malv1

    Malv1 Oakley Collector

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    I remember seeing some of the other guys talking about this a while back... I know some of them have had to file the lenses down to fit which is why I didn't buy the lenses from Oakley even though they are pretty well priced on the site... GL with that, me thinks you will be filing soon!
     
  3. SpliceD

    SpliceD B-)

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    I was one of them. I think the other was UCDavis.

    He had to file one side down to fit. I was JUUUUUUST able to get the screw to bite. I may have to file them down at some point to relieve some of the stress. I didn't tighten them all the way and the gasket kinda floats in there at the moment.

    Honestly, for the price you pay vs having a custom cut lens, it's worth it just to buy OEM and file to fit.
     
  4. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    that strange, my new black
    irid lenses fit my original gen frames with no issue.. serial number 00-somethig so i know its gen1. try get a piece of tracing paper and trace the lens, to check for minute differences between the two. then youll know here to file. not a biggie.. :)
     
  5. del518

    del518 I have a few pair.....

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    I am currently having the same issue about the replacement lenses. The gap is to big and I can't get the screw to bite. The last thing I want to do is file brand new lenses.
     
  6. Oakley Stephen

    Oakley Stephen Oakley Collector

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    I just replaced mine with no issue they are non serialized re-release. Maybe the orbitals on the serialized pairs are little different than the re-releases
     
  7. del518

    del518 I have a few pair.....

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    Mine are first gen. These were originally owned by a forum member who filed the lenses and there is a slight gap that bothered me, so I ordered the new lenses. I will put the old lenses back in.....live with the tiny gap and send the new ones back