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05-29-2009, 09:19 AM #1
Removing iridium coating on a lens
I'd like to convert some old ski goggles into bike goggles, so I was wondering if anybody knew how to proceed to remove the coating of iridium on some old prodigys?
05-29-2009, 10:45 AM #2
Flash it with a blow torch until the surface starts to bubble then while it's still warm to the touch a quick once over with a brillo pad.
05-29-2009, 12:19 PM #3Registered User
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^^^^^^^^ .... and then do what you should have done initially and buy a new pair.
Last edited by PB; 05-29-2009 at 03:16 PM.
05-29-2009, 05:51 PM #4
Lighter fluid, rubbing alcohol and acetone serve only to make a big mess of your lens. I speak from experience
See if you can get a new lens. They're usually $20 - $30 depending on your goggles, cheaper if you get a single (which would do the trick for mtb).
05-30-2009, 06:45 PM #5
My iridium lenses seemed to work fine for biking.
06-01-2009, 07:08 AM #6Registered User
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as long as they're in decent shape i don't see why you couldn't just trade someone for a clear lense.
06-02-2009, 02:19 PM #7
Clear lenses are not necessary unless you're doing lots of bad weather riding, but then again, it's personal preference.
06-04-2009, 05:43 PM #8
Those coatings are "embedded" in the lense surface. Try to remove = trashed lense.Gravity. It's the law.
06-09-2009, 03:43 PM #9
peanut butter + Dog = no more coating on ur goggles. Seriously, my dog licked the coating off my sunglasses without any PB involved. Can't really see shit through them anymore though..."When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle.
Then I realised God doesn’t work that way, so I stole
one and prayed for forgiveness." Emo Phillips
06-10-2009, 02:10 PM #10
Plast-X made by meguires. worked very well removing the silver coating on my SPY gogglesWhoa, what you gotta say?? Whoa, girls turn 18 every day!!!