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# 136609 3-Dec-2013 10:44
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I have a pair of Half Wire 2.0 (12-952) (57-19) Sunglasses and I have badly scratched the Black Iridium Polarized Lenses. I am looking to source replacements but I can't find a lens only SKU so I can order some. 

It would seem my google Fu has failed me. Anyone know where I can buy these online cost effectively? Oakley NZ have quoted me out of Australia for $170, and for very little more I can purchase the entire glasses with new lenses. 




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  # 944603 3-Dec-2013 10:57
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Not an answer to the question, but if you buy a pair of glasses with glass lenses, you won't have a problem with scratched lenses. The cost often isn't any more than plastic, sometimes less.

I am not careful with sunglasses. I drop them, I clean them with my shirt, and I leave them kicking around all sorts of places.

I had a pair that was @15 years old and bined them when the frame finally broke. I have another pair that is 5-10 years and they have some minor scratches from being dropped on the road and me head butting things. My new pair is >1 year old and doesn't have a scratch on it.




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  # 944608 3-Dec-2013 11:03
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andrewNZ: Not an answer to the question, but if you buy a pair of glasses with glass lenses, you won't have a problem with scratched lenses. The cost often isn't any more than plastic, sometimes less.

I am not careful with sunglasses. I drop them, I clean them with my shirt, and I leave them kicking around all sorts of places.

I had a pair that was @15 years old and bined them when the frame finally broke. I have another pair that is 5-10 years and they have some minor scratches from being dropped on the road and me head butting things. My new pair is >1 year old and doesn't have a scratch on it.


Yah I have no regard for even expensive sunglasses, though I really struggle to find a pair that both looks good and stops enough light, so I am limited. Took me a couple of years of looking to find these replacements to the Oakley 5's I had before. 

I actually own 2 pairs of these, because I got such a good deal. If I knew the replacements were $170 I would have bought more pairs!


 
 
 
 


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  # 944619 3-Dec-2013 11:17
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If you can find them, I rate Vuarnet very highly, but I couldn't find them last time I looked (I have to try sunglasses, so I won't buy online). I Had to switch to Rayban for the latest pair, but I expect them to last for 10 years no problem.

Go try some glass ones, you can't beat the durability or the clarity.




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  # 944656 3-Dec-2013 12:19
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I've had my Frames replaced twice over the years by some Oakley outfit in Hamilton.  Not a bad cost either. 
Cant recall the details but could dig them out if you'd like.

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  # 944657 3-Dec-2013 12:22
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Just used these guys a couple months back to replace the lenses on my Pradas: www.thesunglassfix.com.au

Great pricing, support was fantastic, they even helped me identify my model sunglasses from photos, when I couldn't work it out.  Highly recommend.



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  # 944873 3-Dec-2013 17:14
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Clearly at that price they are not prescription lenses!

I think my last pair of prescription Maui Jim's were $1400. I would not have thought $170 was much to pay for Oakley quality.





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I have some Oakley titanium wraps - I just got custom lenses made and threw the original lenses away (about 10 years ago). Because I wear glasses, these days I just buy a frame off of the net and go and get some lenses made from the local optician with the coatings on I require.

I have scratch resistant plastic lenses and have found the to wear quite well.




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  # 944915 3-Dec-2013 18:35
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I got mine replaced at the Oakley Store on Queens Street in Auckland.

Very helpful and had a good range of lenses.




 

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  # 945002 3-Dec-2013 22:33
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years ago i used to sell costa del mar sunglasses at the fishing shop i worked in. at the time they were polycarbonate 'scratch proof', lifetime warranty, and supposedly indestructible! Looks like their warranty has been pared back a little but i think i'm going to try and pick some up next time as the $250 oakleys i have scratch so easily.

EDIT: here's their URL: https://www.costadelmar.com/




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