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Author Topic: Custom Mirrored Coated Lenses For Social Obscurity  (Read 760 times)
4_0_4
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« on: July 25, 2012, 12:52:39 am »

Thanks to a little a help I have finally managed to find the following style of glassesthat Id been searching for some time - but there is one problem ...and that is I dont like the lens .
 
With this in mind then , I wanted to ask the fine folk of forum here what their suggestions would be on how to replace it , " economically " or via cheaper services than the standard $100 plus I see advertised on the web ?

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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2012, 01:29:24 am »

I've heard of folks using DIY automotive tinting (available online and at automotive stores) on glasses to get a mirrored finish, though, it would likely make the tinting already on the glasses much darker in the process.
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2012, 09:50:28 pm »

$100 is an obscene price to pay!  As somebody who works in optics I can tell you that anybody that pays that is being fleeced.  We charge for colours and UV coatings £24.  The cost of plano lenses should be next to nothing seeing as how they are flat sheets of CR39.  Prescription lenses from us cost £39.
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2012, 10:49:05 pm »

$100 is an obscene price to pay!  As somebody who works in optics I can tell you that anybody that pays that is being fleeced.  We charge for colours and UV coatings £24.  The cost of plano lenses should be next to nothing seeing as how they are flat sheets of CR39.  Prescription lenses from us cost £39.



As the caterpillar said, " wHOo arEEe YouUUu " ?  Cheesy

P.S. I dont suppose any of gentlemen know where one would acquire any of those rubber side shields shown in my link ?

I tend to like gunmetal , but I am not a fan of the shields shown here.


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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2012, 04:43:01 am »

My question would be how easily are the frames disassembled ?   if not a major task then consider having several set of lenses cut as such could be 'coloured' to fit the seasons or the environment as need be.

Have you a university nearby with an optical-optometry school, if so then posting a notice for needing said lenses cut and prepared might be an excellent way to cut your expenses.

As to the side-shields, have you considered copying-casting such in resin ?  That might be one avenue for your personal needs as well as a nice little enterprise to further fund your wardrobe outfitting.
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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2012, 05:16:48 pm »

My question would be how easily are the frames disassembled ?   if not a major task then consider having several set of lenses cut as such could be 'coloured' to fit the seasons or the environment as need be.

Have you a university nearby with an optical-optometry school, if so then posting a notice for needing said lenses cut and prepared might be an excellent way to cut your expenses.

As to the side-shields, have you considered copying-casting such in resin ?  That might be one avenue for your personal needs as well as a nice little enterprise to further fund your wardrobe outfitting.
hello,

Im not sure how easily are the frames disassembled , I asked the seller and he didnt know if the lenses were even removable, maybe I can try to get his suppliers name .

No Unis here - im in the boonies oop here , maybe theres some amateur enthusiasts elsewhere ?

No experience in resin casting but it looks quite simple -if all I need is some modelling clay, polyurethane resin , and the shield part to indent it with- the lenses will be more tricky Sad

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