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  1. OakleyFeind

    OakleyFeind Oakley Beginner

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    Hey guys! I'm new to forum.

    I recently dug out an old pair of x-squared x-metal Oakleys from a moving box I hadn't touched in years. I had cast them aside due to scratched lenses and being tired of having my vision obstructed. Imagine my shock when I saw them going for $5oo+ on ebay... Holy smokes. BUT, they're in rough shape. So...

    I'm wanting to do a full restoration on them myself, I'm not concerned about tackling this project as I build guitars and other custom instruments professionally, and have a background in machining and welding. The stops that prevent the ear stems have worn, causing the tips to scratch the lenses when folded. Has anyone else patched these with a TIG? I'll include photos below.

    My concerns are: Will powdercoating the frames affect the value if I want to sell in the future?
    Also: Is the ear stem problem common and are there accepted ways to repair it?


    Thanks guys!

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  2. Lexkempo

    Lexkempo Frog Fanatic

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    Customizing will always affect resale value... But so will condition and accessories included...

    @THE X-MAN is a qualified frame restorer (among others) and he can most likely fix whatever problem your frame might have and refinish it in a style you'd like

    There are also qualified lens 'choppers' (@dr.chop @xmetalmaniac ) who can either cut you new lenses to replace the old ones or even a brand new colour.

    You can also check eBay or similar site for lenses...
     
  3. sharjt

    sharjt Oakley Enthusiast

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  4. Dieseltech

    Dieseltech Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Send them to the X- Man
     
  5. THE X-MAN

    THE X-MAN Forum Sponsor Gold Forum Sponsor Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    SKYS THE LIMIT....WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO?
     
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  6. Swiss Cheeze

    Swiss Cheeze Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Yes, send them to the professional. ^this guy^
     
  7. dr.chop

    dr.chop Oakley Expert

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    ya, you want black, here's satin
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    you want a lil different feel here's camo
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    old school 24k (he had new lenses to stick in em)
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