1. Want to see less ads, private areas and be able to post? Register Today to receive all these benefits and more!
Dismiss Notice

Want to see less ads, post content and the ability to buy & sell Oakleys?

Register Today or Login

  1. erap

    erap Oakley Expert

    Messages:
    924
    Trophy Points:
    543
    I checked some of my NOS juliets and xx lenses today and I found a pair or two which started to peel/delaminate on the edge of the lens. I kept the lenses in a cool and dark place so I wonder what I did wrong.they have never been mounted.
     
    motoGP_fanatic likes this.
    Shade Station Oakley Sunglasses

    Register to Not see this ad
  2. Litos

    Litos I believe in babies, music, magic and mom and dad

    Messages:
    8,635
    Trophy Points:
    1,943
    They're lenses with an oleophobic coating or whatever...

    i doubt they're meant to last forever...

    Sucks that they were still in the box...
     
    erap likes this.
  3. NoFair

    NoFair Oakley Expert

    Messages:
    1,037
    Trophy Points:
    693
    A couple of mine are like that as well. It hasn't spread much and the only "solution" is start using them and enjoy them until it gets worse. In mine the issue is at the edge so it isn't visible in use and it doesn't look like it has spread much in the last 2 years of use.
     
    erap likes this.
  4. Migs the Scientist

    Migs the Scientist Oakley Expert

    Messages:
    561
    Trophy Points:
    573
    vacuum sealed plastic bag is the solution!


    How to store Xmetal lenses - foodsaver-vacuum-sealer.jpg
     
    NuttyOAK13Y and Slojack like this.
  5. Slojack

    Slojack Oakley Expert Premium Member

    Messages:
    1,016
    Trophy Points:
    743
    Clean them thoroughly first though.
     
  6. Jmgarcia

    Jmgarcia Oakley Expert

    Messages:
    1,519
    Trophy Points:
    693
    I've had lenses stored in foam pockets in a closet for years and never had issues. Maybe someone handled them before you and didn't clean them right?
     
    NuttyOAK13Y and motoGP_fanatic like this.
  7. SiRacer420

    SiRacer420 I've got a few Oakleys

    Messages:
    3,558
    Trophy Points:
    693
    Agreed, I have almost 200 pairs all in foam pouches and have zero issues. They're all at least 10 years old.
     
    Jmgarcia and motoGP_fanatic like this.
  8. dragonvoi

    dragonvoi Dragonvoi knows xMetal. Premium Member

    Messages:
    2,635
    Trophy Points:
    773
    Humidity. Get some silica packets in the boxes?
     
    NuttyOAK13Y, OakleyCan, erap and 2 others like this.
  9. "TRUMP"

    "TRUMP" Oakley Expert Premium Member

    Messages:
    1,047
    Trophy Points:
    693
    Clean them thoroughly, only handle with gloves before long hibernations