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 Post subject: DIY colored googles lens/glass
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:14 pm 
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Anyone doing this ?
of know of threads with this.

i got some rather old wsgg googles, but they are Ok for mye use. And it should'nt be any problem making some colored lenses for them, for different wether cond.

Were could i might get some raw material for this :?

mainly i'm looking for yellow, but fire/brow, and "black" would also be good.

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 Post subject: Re: DIY colored googles lens/glass
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:20 am 
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You should be able to pick up basic goggles for under $30 this time of year. I'll be very impressed if you can actually make a decent looking polycarbonate lens that fits well for less than that.

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 Post subject: Re: DIY colored googles lens/glass
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:33 pm 
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Well, i shure could make multible lenses for same googles for under 30$ a piece, if I could find some raw material sheets.. buuuut seems to be almost impossible to find online. . Might hear with the local glass dealer.
If not, i have ordered some.. would just be for the fun of it the most anyways :)


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 Post subject: Re: DIY colored googles lens/glass
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:58 pm 
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Glass dealer? Are you actually making snowboarding/skiing lenses from glass???

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 Post subject: Re: DIY colored googles lens/glass
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:53 pm 
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:lol: :bananas:

Offcours not.....

But they deal with acrylic materials of all kind aswell.!
As most does (?)


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 Post subject: Re: DIY colored googles lens/glass
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:01 am 
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You might try Grainger or McMaster-Carr and look for sheets of optical grade lexan/polycarbonate material. Get our your caliper and measure the thickness of your current lens to get an idea of what material to order. All of the goggles that I've had have only been tinted on the outer lens and the inner lens is clear but I know that Airblaster or Ashbury does it backwards, don't remember which.

Good luck and don't forget to post pics when you're done.

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 Post subject: Re: DIY colored googles lens/glass
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:29 am 
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Jason4 wrote:
You might try Grainger or McMaster-Carr and look for sheets of optical grade lexan/polycarbonate material. Get our your caliper and measure the thickness of your current lens to get an idea of what material to order. All of the goggles that I've had have only been tinted on the outer lens and the inner lens is clear but I know that Airblaster or Ashbury does it backwards, don't remember which.

Good luck and don't forget to post pics when you're done.



thanks, i'll check it out :)


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 Post subject: Re: DIY colored googles lens/glass
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:30 am 
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btw, the googles i wanna modify is single lens :)


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 Post subject: Re: DIY colored googles lens/glass
PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:40 pm 
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Single lens goggles will have more problems with fogging in the winter and you'll have a hard time making lenses cheaper than you can buy them. Most moto shops stock single lens goggles and spare lenses that are only ~$5-10 for each lens. Moto guys go through lenses faster than toilet paper.

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