TheDukeOfIce

Oakley Enthusiast
Premium Member
Believe it or not.....this was one dudes tuneup
Thank you X-Man for getting those tuned up for me.

I bought those brand new way back in the day, had Oakley tune them up years ago, and wanted to do it myself this time around. I'm a competent enough mechanic, having build motors, bikes and cars, and decent enough EE building and repairing computers, servers and consoles for fun.

I practiced as best I could on a single nose bridge (but didn't have any orbitals) - but doing mine those nose pins became very stuck, and if I pushed any harder (Linegear pin push tool), was scared of breaking or bending things. You can see the metal deformation on the back of the pins...

I bought all the right tools, and watched and read everything I could in advance - but in the end, decided to learn on some proper project frame, and have the expert get my 1st ever X-Metals turned up, and adding a bit O custom with some painted screws.

I was really impressed with the ultrasonic cleaning, put a before and after for reference.
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TheDukeOfIce

Oakley Enthusiast
Premium Member
The problem isn't the pusher tool it's the rubber inserts...... Those have to be trimmed for each pair. There is no way on God's green Earth you will use those rubber inserts unaltered .
This makes sense now, I was under the assumption they were form fit replacement parts. There was so much rubber hanging out the back I questioned my placement....that means there will be several on/off's to ensure all rubber isn't visible? Also sounds like it is much in the art of experience knowing how much and where to pre-cut to reduce several test fitting steps...

Ultrasonic is large enough to fit my full size pistol barrels, and x-metal vaults :) After getting the de-greaser mix down right, it took between 5-15 minutes @ 50-60C to get bare metal finger tip smooth & clean (some metal stain....don't know yet what to use to evenly finish the metal). Even took rust off the steel clips on the inside of the vaults...(Amazon link)

Trick was the Carbon X cleaner. Its a awesome aerospace cleaner, exotic metal to plastic safe, zero film and residue, organic based....been using it for years and its amazing.....

Thanks for the tips :) Got my test orbitals in today, will see how I end up this weekend.

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