Dan Carnevale
Aug 20, 2010 1:07 AM
I picked up a Pewter Crosshair off eBay for $40 bucks. There were some marks along the earpiece near the icon, and the paint had been chipping off in certain areas.
This was what I had been looking for since O put up Crosshair lenses online at the Vault.(i know they cost the same, but whatever). I've been wanting to polish up a Crosshair for the longest time.
So I took the frame into my garage, took the earpieces off and tried various different solvents in an effort to remove the paint. Acetone, silver cleaner, wd-40, goo-gone...a couple more I don't remember at the moment...none of which worked.
So I took out my Dremel and threw a wire wheel into the chuck and just went to town on the section of earpiece behind the sock. The paint just flew off and left a nice shiny surface behind. I switched from the carbon steel to a stainless wire wheel after the first round and that gave it a slightly nicer sheen. So I took to the rest of the frame. Up around the nose piece, near the hinges...until the whole frame was clean. I ended up pulling bits of wire out of my hair for a couple hours, but it was well worth it.
So I ordered up some Ice lenses from the Vault, and a black and white set of earsocks...what do you think?

edit: The more I look at the frames under fluorescent light, I can see spots I missed when polishing...I'll need to touch them up tonight when I get home. hehe
MasChingon .
Aug 20, 2010 1:16 AM
Good job, man!
Don Stout
Aug 20, 2010 3:02 AM
That's pimp!!!
Got His Icon !
Aug 20, 2010 3:29 AM
Yep, really nicely done!

Rich "MPH" Barrios
Aug 20, 2010 3:53 AM
Those Crosshair look KILLER, well done D.C.!!!
paul mcj
Aug 20, 2010 3:57 AM
Looks great. Makes me wonder how your results compare against the standard chrome crosshair frame.
Nate Long
Aug 20, 2010 5:03 AM
Wow man that looks GREAT! Well done.
Dan Carnevale
Aug 20, 2010 6:42 PM
thanks fellas...

i did a brief comparison to my polished chrome inmates and under a halogen lamp, the crosshairs were noticeably 'whiter' than the inmates. the inmates almost looked a little gold, actually, compared to my polished crosshairs. i'll try to get some better non-cameraphone pics later on.
David Chang
Sep 9, 2010 2:27 AM
Very nice. We should turn this into the Custom Crosshair thread, eh?

POlished up a pair of the Titanium Crosshairs (originally the Burnt Copper version).

and stuck some BI lenses in them. NOt sure if the pictures will turn out right.

Dan Carnevale
Sep 9, 2010 5:20 AM
lovin' the finish on those! and the black O really stands out! nice job!
paul mcj
Sep 9, 2010 7:24 AM
Like how the finish has become almost a pewter color.
Jono Yong
Aug 12, 2011 4:46 PM
i'm guessing this is the right thread to ask this question, even though this could fall under the stupid question thread as well.

how do you swap out the crosshair lenses? i've never owned a crosshair, and i may secure a pair soon, but it may be a frame-only pair.

i'm guessing it's not the "pop out" method like the frogs,holbrooks etc. need some work involving screwdrivers i suppose?
Justin "Scorpion Zero" Jones
Aug 12, 2011 4:55 PM

There are about 3 generations of Crosshairs, and as many lens shapes. I bought replacement lenses on the OakleyVault.com and they don't fit my crosshairs at all. No returns, no replacement offerings from my local O-store...and they even tried to put them in for me too. Ugh.
Jono Yong
Aug 12, 2011 5:21 PM
the Crosshairs, Crosshair S and the Crosshair 2.0s right? yeah i'm guessing it may be a tad confusing if not labelled or stated correctly. but i'm guessing it'll all be the same method to swap out the lenses?

screwdriver needed? or pop out method?
David Chang
Aug 12, 2011 7:39 PM
Screwdriver/pop out.
SOmetimes the lenses won't come out by just loosening the orbital and you have to remove the screw to open up the orbital to get the lens in. It's hard to get that screw back in sometimes without buggering up the threads.

There are about 3 generations of Crosshairs
There are 2 "generations" of Crosshair 1. They had issues with the lenses popping out of the original crosshair 1 so they redid the lens channels. Thus some of the replacement lenses for the Crosshair 1.0 will not fit into a crosshair 1.0 frame. There were some identifying marks on the frame that helped you know if you had an original Crosshair 1.0 or a "2nd gen" Crosshair 1.

I've been bitten by this one a whole bunch.

Jono Yong
Aug 13, 2011 4:17 AM
Thanks for the info David! it's really helpful! at least i'm better prepared if i decide to undertake any Crosshair projects. =)

There were some identifying marks on the frame that helped you know if you had an original Crosshair 1.0 or a "2nd gen" Crosshair 1.
so i assume you can used the sku numbers to tell the 2 gens apart? that's gonna be a huge bummer if i get lenses that can't fit into frames.
John Scollard
Aug 31, 2011 12:33 AM
Does anyone know what to look for on the frame to be able to tell if the lenses from the vault will or won't fit? I've got a Ti/Ti Polarized pair that need new lenses in a bad way.
David Chang
Sep 10, 2011 7:16 PM
Sorry Jono, i've been MIA for a few months.

I have to check on the marks on the frame and I'll post back here. Give me a few days.

David Chang
Sep 12, 2011 9:44 PM
I confirmed the difference.

1st Gen Crosshair 1.0 has Crosshair and CE on the one arm and the other arm is blank.

2nd gen Crosshair 1.0 has Croshair and CE on 1 arm and the "model"/size numbers XXoXXX on the other arm.

Problem is, the replacement lenses don't have any markings as to whether or not their 1st or 2nd gen compatible.

Kenny "HED" Wu
Sep 13, 2011 1:12 AM
very useful info dave, thanks!
Brian Poh
Aug 7, 2012 9:47 PM
THanks Dave! youve saved me all my wondering of why my damned lenses didnt fit my gen1 crosshair.

I actually have a rare pair of Gen1 Titanium/Ti-clear Crosshair, that i wanted to use the VR28 black iridium lenses in. It didnt fit, of course. now i know why.

oh well, ti-clear is pretty sweet.
Sep 27, 2012 10:17 PM
I believe I have recently acquired:

1st Gen Crosshair 1.0 has Crosshair and CE on the one arm and the other arm is blank.

But my guess is... that these: http://oakleyvault.com/product/crosshair-replacement-lenses/

only fit 2nd gen Crosshair 1.0?

I was hoping to fit the recently acquired frame with a Titanium Iridium Polarized.

I already fired an e-mail to Oakley Vault customer care but I am guessing they don't know the subtle differences between the 2 variants of the Crosshair 1.0
Dann Thombs
Sep 27, 2012 10:39 PM
According to the SKU's, the old replacement lenses are 13-### while the new ones are 43-###. But they have different numbers for Black Iridium, and Black Polarized at least, so I imagine they must have some difference. I don't have both to compare, but I recall someone mentioning here that the 'New' Crosshair isn't a simple re-release.
Sep 27, 2012 10:48 PM

I believe you have pointed out the SKU differences for replacement lenses between the Oakley Crosshair 1.0 and the 2012 Oakley Crosshair?

What I was talking about was:

1st gen Oakley Crosshair 1.0 vs 2nd gen Oakley Crosshair 1.0


Dann Thombs
Sep 27, 2012 11:56 PM
Ah, I wasn't aware of generational changes in the original release. The wiki can be edited by anyone, so I will take Brian's word that there are differences. I know early on there was a lot of trouble getting the lenses to fit into a frame, even if they were the original lenses.

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