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šŸ¦˜List of Custom/Lens Cutting/Custom Frame Mod Contacts

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Updated on 11th May, 2021 by @cacatman

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(Names are in alphabetical order unless MIA)

Lens Cutting
Don't know what lenses can be donors for your Oakleys? Go here and here.

Why Custom Cut Lenses?
- Because Oakley no longer produces or sells factory original lenses for many older models.
- Oakley lenses are very very very fragile. As good as they are, they peel and degrade quite easily. Apparently even having a heart beat can cause stress fractures according to @tomtrucker. True Story!!!
- Most Oakley collectors prefer to have genuine Oakley lenses rather than purchase cheap and widely available third party aftermarket lenses.
- Currently produced oversize Oakley lenses can be cut to the right size. That's why Big Taco or Flak 2.0 XL lenses are so popular. See below for links to what works with what!
- It means one can utilise newer technology e.g. different colour-ways and Prizm lenses that weren't originally produced for older frames.
- Don't know what Prizm lens you want/need? Then check out @MicahS's fabulous comparative video right here!!

Want aftermarket lenses? Shame on you!!! In the immortal words of @Lexkempo "Go OEM or go home!!!"... but if you insist, check reviews here or here or info about Linegear's Lenses. Special mention - Check out @Ventruck 's brilliant in depth (but limited) reviews here.

Unsure what "donor" lens you need for your Oakleys? Check here for a 2014 table and search here for the latest compatibility. P.S. "Donor" lens = lens that is big enough to be cut down to a size suitable for the frame you're wanting new lenses for.


Who Can Custom Cut Lenses?
@Chet Manley (Ohio, USA) - Does custom lens cuts and x metal tune ups
@Chris A Hardaway - Lens cutting (California, USA) - Seems to have the best reputation for cutting on Oakley Forum. Buy Chris' lenses here. Check out how and what he does here!
@jdd32 (Sydney, Australia) - See Ron's work here. Very responsive to FB messages.
@salj838 (Dubai, UAE) - Buy her lenses here. She is on FB but MIA since 11/2015.
@scienergy - (Missouri, USA) Offers optical lab-cut O lenses for the X Metal frames
@SiRacer420 (Louisiana, USA) - Among other services, Jason can custom cut and etch (he can only etch non-polarised) lenses.
@SoulFulFrog (Toronto, Canada) - Check out his work . Turnaround time < 2 weeks! Has cut 100+ lenses.
@Wavecloud Customs (Oxford, UK) - Offers (polarised/non-polarised) lens cutting and etching (Laser etching, diamond etching and sand blast etching).

MIA?
@xmetalmaniac (Florida, USA) - Last here 11th April, 2016. Helps would be lens-cutters live via Periscope. Instagram: oakleyxmetal


Aftermarket Lenses
@Linegear Japan (Japan, duh!) - Sells aftermarket lenses. Buying from the website is 5% less than his eBay & Amazon store. Biz hour: 9:30 - 17:00 (Japanese time) Inquiry: revive-x@linegear-japan.com. Products can be purchased here.


Linegear Replacement Rubbers/Screws Only
@jdd32 (Sydney, Australia) - See Ron's work here.
@Linegear Japan (Japan, duh!) - Buying from the website is 5% less than his eBay & Amazon store. Biz hour: 9:30 - 17:00 (Japanese time) Inquiry: revive-x@linegear-japan.com. Products can be purchased here.
@salj838 (Dubai, UAE) - Products can be purchased here.


O-Matter Custom Paint Jobs
@btw73 (New Jersey, USA) - Does O-Matter customs and O-Matter repairs. Customizes mostly splatters, drips, and variations on that theme so far. Check them out here.
@colarado custom look (Colorado, USA)- o-matter paint and solid colour cerakote frames. Check out their work here.
@Rick58 (New Jersey, USA) - Does o-matter customs. Check them out here.
@SoulFulFrog (Toronto, Canada) - Check out Brian's work here and his hydrodips here. His Pitboss customs are incredible. See them here. Turnaround time < 2 weeks! Brian does cerakote, dips, chrome coloring, O matter paint projects, fades, pearls, and pretty much anything you want done to O matter! He also anodises, polishes, paints all X-metals. See examples of his X-metal custom work here.
@THE X-MAN (Illinois, USA) - See Mark's work here. Specialises in tuneups, stuck screws, paints o-matter and nose bridge tuning. Next day turnaround!!!! P.S. Is weapons painter, so although painted, paint jobs are long wearing.
@V2oak (New Jersey, USA) - Check out his amazing Fast and the Furious cars with matching sunglasses here, and his tanks here! But don't forget to check out the jaw-dropping MD he did for @YakuzaFloralGangsta here.
@Wavecloud Customs (Oxford, UK) - Dave is a great member on O.F. Does some amazing airbrush work and is now bringing his expertise to O-matter frames. He's awesome for Europe! See his work here and here.
@zwc0442 (San Diego, USA) - See Zach's work here. Does anodizing, x metal refinishes, plasma refinishes, tune ups, cerakote, custom painting on o matter, polishing, carbon fiber killswitch bezels, makes XS nosebridge screws and a few other random things. But mostly sticks to X metals for the most part!

MIA
@MachineHead (New Jersey, USA) - Not been seen since 25th April, 2016. Check out his work here but last post on FB 22nd October, 2016.


X-Metal Frame Tuning/Custom Jobs
@Bonz-1 (Nebraska, USA) - Brad does custom anodising, cerakoting and polishing of X-metals. Check out his work here.
(@Chris515000 vouches for him)
@Chet Manley - Does refurbishing of X-metals and tuneups.
@GamerGuySam (Bowie, Maryland) - Sam has just started anodising frames as of January, 2018. See here.
@jdd32 (Sydney, Australia) - See work here and his outstanding Captain America/Ironman X-metals here. Very responsive to FB messages. Specialises in tuning, stuck screws, anodising. Does not cerakote or electroplate.
@Larry - Watch this space for more info when it comes in. Larry does Mars Jordan leather repairs. Check out his incredible work here!
@NuttyOAK13Y (UK) - He can do re-pins for all X-metals, strip down the frame, clean it thoroughly then rebuild the nose bridge, if ear stems need new gaskets they are replaced and tightened so frame is factory tight. Will set you back Ā£47.50. Ā£5 for polishing polished frames. Price includes all parts and return special delivery postage to the UK (slightly more for EU). One day turnaround. Check out his work here.
@RonkPM - Cory is the man to go to for copper plating. Check out some superb pictures of the @X-Metal Beast 's finished copper juliet. He also does rust decay (Unavailable until September, 2017).
@scienergy - (Missouri, USA) Offers nose bridge tune ups, pressure blast refinish (X Metal & Plasma), frame polishing service & professional Cerakote application services. Incredible cerakote jobs can be seen here. Buy his stuff from here. Check out an awesome job he did for @L5072 here.
@SoulFulFrog (Toronto, Canada) - Check out Brian's work Soulful Customs
and his hydrodips here. Turnaround time < 2 weeks! Brian does cerakote, dips, chrome coloring, O matter paint projects, fades, pearls, and pretty much anything you want done to O matter! He also anodises, polishes, paints all X-metals. See examples of his X-metal custom work SOULFULFROG's I'm tryin my best thread.

@THE X-MAN (Illinois, USA) - See Mark's work here. Specialises in tuneups, paints o-matter and nose bridge tuning. Does copper nose bridge pins also as well as cerakote. Next day turnaround! P.S. Is weapons painter, so although painted, paint jobs are long wearing.
@zwc0442 (San Diego, USA) - See Zach's work here. He does anodizing, copper plating, x metal refinishes,plasma refinishes, tune ups, cerakote, custom painting on o matter, polishing, carbon fiber killswitch bezels, and a few other random things. But mostly stick to X metals. Even @SoulFulFrog gives him super kudos.

Alexander (Lacombe, AB, Canada) - Does repairs of X-Metals. More info on @KryHavox 's thread here.

MIA?
@InfiniteHero (USA) - Last seen 28th July, 2016 - Anodizing and copper electroplating frames. See his work here and copper/gold plating here.


Bonus Custom Stuff!
@Ali (UK) - Does foam in different colours for all 3 sizes of metal vaults. Great product and fast shipping. Check them out here.
Bobby G. Catina does O-matter repairs Oakley Repair Restoration Customization and Accessories
@Bonz-1 (Nebraska, USA) - Brad does cerakoting. Check out his work here. (@Chris515000 vouches for him)
@Chris515000 (South Carolina, USA) - Chris is a most excellent friendly fellow and can do any kind of cut vinyl decal including multi layer colors. He also can print decals which can be pretty much anything! I also do shirts, hats etc. Check out his page here.
@dingo ate my baby (Ohio, USA) - Custom microfibre bag stands using OEM genuine Oakley stand parts here.
@Jheyvip (Florida, USA) - Does custom nose bridge rubbers and pins as seen here as well as orbital gaskets. You can buy them from eBay here. He sells a lot of other Oakley gear on eBay as thebeststoreusa.
@Oakley1088126 (Philippines) - Can replace the "leather" on mars with the same type of leatherette or custom colours e.g. black.
@qtrain23 (Illinois, USA) - Does 3D printed watch stands, unique sunglasses stands, risers and watch parts. Very reasonably priced. See them here & here. Buy them here.
@scienergy (?state, USA) - Replacement parts such as screws, pins, washers, gaskets, flex couplers and custom bridge pins in this thread. Also does custom washers (for hinges) as per here.
@SiRacer420 (Louisiana, USA) - Jason custom cuts incredible vinyl stickers in a range of colours. Check them out here and here. The current list of colours and sizes he can do is here. Check out some he gave me here and here. My review. He also does 3D printed colored washers for
Minute Machine gaskets/washers
and the little gaskets that keep the door hinges from rubbing on the 3.0 (or 3.1) replacement door hinge gaskets. He can pretty much 3D print anything including custom Oakley stands.
@Spenc (UK) - Hand makes custom spike bob heads and mini spike bob heads. Check out his incredible work for sale here and his crazy Bob-esque stands here.
@THE X-MAN (Illinois, USA) - See Mark's crazy Yeti mug work here.
@zwc0442 (San Diego, USA) - Zach does cup/mug work like this and also makes his own XS nosebridge screws.
@Zax (Illinois, USA) - See his work here. 3D print, CNC, Vinyl and also do laser cutting/engraving. Projects can be custom designed to print. All designs, vector images, 3D models, etc are also free once completed.

Aftermarket replacement batteries/repair for the Oakley electronic range (split, thumps, O Rokr) can be found here.

Expansive list of Microfibre Bags here compiled by @pricedollaz!


Why Customise Anyhow?
(I put this "introduction" below, because most people won't really care, and they just want immediate access to the useful information!!).

There's lots of great reasons why someone would want to customise their Oakleys. For some, it's a purely practical reason. For others, it's for aesthetic reasons.

Oakley was founded in 1975 by Jim Jannard, and first produced it's iconic eyeshades in 1984. A lot of their sunglasses have been discontinued since then, making replacement parts difficult to come by, especially lenses.

Lens cutting continues to thrive because it enables Oakley enthusiasts to not only continue using their frames once the original lenses get scratched or delaminate, but it also allows enthusiasts to cheaply be able to "upgrade" their lenses to OEM newer technology such as Prizm or other colours in the Oakley range that may not have been released for their frames initially.

Customising or refurbishing services breath new life into damaged or life-wearied frames.

Customising gives you something really unique. See this post as to why you're actually getting a GREAT deal when one of the above Artists customise your sunglasses!

Besides, what do you do when you've collected the entire range of Slivers, Frogskins, Jawbones or X-metals? Put another way, "What do you give the person who has everything?".

Answer : Customise! So you can have one-offs you can truly say are unique!

Thanks to the following members for tips!:-
@Lupetto, @Sun & Sand, @X-Metal Beast, @Oak Heel, @dingo ate my baby, @GH4AU and @SoulFulFrog.
 

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