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  1. 350nick

    350nick Oakley Beginner

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    Just got a pair of x squared which I got quite cheap and I initially thought they needed a tune up as

    there was quite a bit of movement in the nose bridge.

    After a good look though I have found that one of the screws on the nose bridge just turns freely.

    Bit worried now and have dismantled them to find what I suspected. The actual thread but on the

    orbital is stripped!

    Has anyone managed to repair this? Can the next sized screw be used in the now larger hole?

    Panicking a bit at the moment. I bought them on eBay&stupidly gave positive feedback before

    realising it was more than a tune up needed.

    Any help much appreciated!
     
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  2. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    That is unbelievable to me! Never heard of the screw stripping the frame! I would send it to the X Man. He is the only one I would trust to do this job right.
     
  3. 350nick

    350nick Oakley Beginner

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    I hope I'm wrong but I took them apart and tried the other screw in but that was loose too.

    Unfortunately I'm based in the UK so getting them to X man might be a problem!

    Not a great start to X metal ownership although I really like them and they feel fine whilst wearing them.

    Just frustrating that they're really loose when off.
     
  4. atty_65

    atty_65 Oakley magician Premium Member

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    a picture of the xs will be helpful, im beginning to doubt the authenticity of your xmetal now that you mentioned you manage to remove the screw off the nosebridge. Typically they are hard to come out.
     
  5. reggavegga

    reggavegga Oakley Expert

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    Maybe you could use a set screw.....
     
  6. 350nick

    350nick Oakley Beginner

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    I don't have a picture at moment but pretty sure they're real.

    They are ducati edition and have ducati etched on the lens.

    Also the lenses are definitely polarized as I've tested that.
     
  7. 350nick

    350nick Oakley Beginner

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    Set screw? Never heard of that! Will have to have a look!
     
  8. thisguy

    thisguy Oakley Expert

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    I don't think the ducati lenses for the x squared are polarized?
     
  9. Oakley Stephen

    Oakley Stephen Oakley Collector

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    they are not
     
  10. 350nick

    350nick Oakley Beginner

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    Oh, I thought they were black iridium polarized?!