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removing oakley wisdom lens

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
okay, after a long wait my wisdoms have finally arrived in the mail. i have a fire lens which is in the goggle and an hi blue lens, i want to learn how to switch them, but i just tryed and it is ther healla tight! i mite not be using full force because i am afraid i will break something... is ther a specific technique to be used for removing the lens from the frame on the wisdom???
post #2 of 16
Thread Starter 
nvm! i did it! i am so proud! it actually took alot of force but i did it!!! and i didnt break a thing!!! yes now i have to put the other ones in...
post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by staffpro
nvm! i did it! i am so proud! it actually took alot of force but i did it!!! and i didnt break a thing!!! yes now i have to put the other ones in...
How?
post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 
ok.. where on the lens u have those sorta hole things at the top for venting (the curved holes that are full of foam) start peeling (yes peeling the plastic is very soft) from the top center and work ur way to the sides, dont be afraid to use alot of force just where some latex gloves without the powder crap so u dont scratch your lens, then pull the lens out from left or right side it doesnt matter wat first, then with ALOT of force pull it out from the center nose part, it is in ther pretty tite. i think that the more u do it the easier it will come out... so if your doing this the second third time i dont imagine u need alot of force.

to put new lense in just... do all the above steps in the reverse order so put in first at nose then sides then top, use alot of force in the sides cus the lense has to go in pretty deep into those groves.
post #5 of 16
Thread jack. Where did you buy the extra lens? Is the goggle strap to short for helmet use? I`m waiting for mine to show up.Wheres that UPS truck?
post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
extra lens was bought at local store ( the reson for this is because i needed it NOW otherwise i would have bought of net as it is not alot but fairly cheaper) the strap that comes with the wisdoms , the little plastic pieces on the side kinda curve up onto the helmet making the goggle loose it's nice curve shap /\ and they become __ it is not good as it may break ur lens so definatly buy a helmet strap if u want to use them with helmet.
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by Chris D
Thread jack. Where did you buy the extra lens? Is the goggle strap to short for helmet use? I`m waiting for mine to show up.Wheres that UPS truck?
I've bought my extra lenses at backcountry.com (they're a sponsor, so make sure you use the link from this site). I have a Giro Fuse, and I had to get the helmet strap.

Good luck.

A.
post #8 of 16
Not meaning to hijack this thread, but I was cleaning my oakley Aframes lenses today using a bit of soap & water with a soft bath towel. I noticed that the inside lense has some kind of coating on it which appears to have softened with water and smudged/wrinkled from the rubbing with the towel.

I now have a couple of these rub marks on the inside lense which can't be removed. It's almost like the coating had partially lifted off the lense forming fine wrinkle/scratch type marks.

Has anyone else ever seen this with the oakley lenses?

I checked oakley's website and they recommend using only water or soap and water along with the google bag clean. I've never used anything stronger than some liquid dishwashing soap & water to clean.
post #9 of 16

Dont wipe inner lens.

I have heard that if you get the inside of any no-fog lens wet, you shouldn't wipe as this can cause issues with the no-fog coating. Searched around the 'net and found this:

"That is because every time you touch a no-fog coating, you reduce its effectiveness. In most circumstances, there is no reason to touch the lens. Give the lens time and it will heal itself. If you have to remove moisture from the lens it is best to blot it. When moisture is present on the lens and the no-fog solution is swelled with moisture, wiping the lens can cause the no-fog coating to move about the lens. This has two effects: 1. You reduce fog protection in the place you have wiped, and 2. The lens appears scratched where the no-fog accumulates. Your best bet is to shake excess moisture from the goggle and then let the no-fog do its job. Be patient and your goggle will fix itself."

Taken from this website:
http://www.athleticoptics.com/Tips.a...etTip&TipID=37

Glenn

"I know you can fight, it's our wits that make us men."
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by verdugan
I've bought my extra lenses at backcountry.com (they're a sponsor, so make sure you use the link from this site). I have a Giro Fuse, and I had to get the helmet strap.

Good luck.

A.
Is the plastic hooks longer on the helmet strap compared to the stock one? I was thinking of just sewing on a extra piece of elastic if all they did was lengthen the strap.
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by Chris D
Is the plastic hooks longer on the helmet strap compared to the stock one? I was thinking of just sewing on a extra piece of elastic if all they did was lengthen the strap.
Hmm, looks like they aren't. Check it out http://oakley.com/o/o2046d. But the helmet strap has some plastic/sticky strips to keep it from moving around in a helmet.

Bigger pics: Helmet strap: http://mi.oakley.com/site/media/cach....jpg_0_0_0.jpg

Regular strap:
http://mi.oakley.com/site/media/cach....png_0_0_0.jpg

Angel
post #12 of 16

Dont wipe inner lens

Glen,
thanks for the tips on the no fog coating. that looks like where I went astray. i shouldn't have tried to clean/rub the inner lens.

now my problem is how can i get the coating to go back to normal (if that's possible at all). soak the lens in water and air dry?
post #13 of 16
Wizard, sorry to say it, but you have ruined your lens... :-(

About the helmet strap:
As u can se on the pictures that verdugan provided us with, the thing that differs is the silicon lining, and the most important thing of all, the angle and direction of the thing that is between goggle and strap. On the regular strap, the plastic part is a bit waved and curves the strap close to your head so it would stand out if you use a hat or something... on the helmet strap, the plastic part is standing almost straight out, atleast it looks so when you wear the without a helmet... So the difference is that the originals are curved to go close to head, and the helmet version goes straight out in a line with the helmet...
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by CarlE
on the helmet strap, the plastic part is standing almost straight out, atleast it looks so when you wear the without a helmet... So the difference is that the originals are curved to go close to head, and the helmet version goes straight out in a line with the helmet...
D'oh. CarlE is very right. I remember there being a difference after all. My excuse is that I'm in sunny Mexico at the moment, and my ski stuff is back in the states.

A.
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by CarlE
Wizard, sorry to say it, but you have ruined your lens... :-(

About the helmet strap:
As u can se on the pictures that verdugan provided us with, the thing that differs is the silicon lining, and the most important thing of all, the angle and direction of the thing that is between goggle and strap. On the regular strap, the plastic part is a bit waved and curves the strap close to your head so it would stand out if you use a hat or something... on the helmet strap, the plastic part is standing almost straight out, atleast it looks so when you wear the without a helmet... So the difference is that the originals are curved to go close to head, and the helmet version goes straight out in a line with the helmet...
My wisdoms came in the mail yesterday and they don`t fit very good on my Giro 10.As you pointed out the plastic clip that connects the goggle strap to the goggle frame doesn`t have the correct shape to let the goggles sit correctly on your face. I might take a torch to the plastic and try to rebend it .
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by Chris D
My wisdoms came in the mail yesterday and they don`t fit very good on my Giro 10.As you pointed out the plastic clip that connects the goggle strap to the goggle frame doesn`t have the correct shape to let the goggles sit correctly on your face. I might take a torch to the plastic and try to re bend it .
10 minutes in the oven set at 350 degrees.Bend the prong that goes into the goggle frame outward and cool off.Instant helmet compatible Wisdoms.Cut off both adjuster clips and consolidate the goggle strap onto one clip.Add super glue drop to cut area and flame it.Instant glue weld and now your strap works with your helmet.Call me MGiver.
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