I've used epoxy to put them back together, but in my sxperience, it
doesn't last more than a couple weeks worth of use. It is suitable
however for making them into a backup pair that you keep in the car
for emergency use, etc.
A jeweler may be able to weld it back together, but then the paint or
finish is going to shot in that area, which presents a new problem.
I brazed one of those with a microflame torch
once--discolored the frame though. How well that's going to work
depends on the frame--brazing steel is pretty easy, brazing titanium I
suspect needs more than a microtorch.
You could try epoxy.
I bought one of those torches at Radio Shack
many years ago. I don't know if RS still sells
the things though. I remember watching a spy
TV show where the spy cut through a steel door
with one of the things and it was quite some
time before I could stop laughing.
I never dreamed there would be such businesses, and there are.!!!
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weld found via
Yellow Pages- look for jewelers/silversmiths that advertise in-house
custom work. (IOW, not at a mall.) The work you want is very much like
fixing an old piece of jewelry. No big deal with the right tools,
supplies, and experience, but not really cost-effective for a one-time
But discuss ballpark cost figures with them first- with entry-level
glasses from a McEyedoctor being only 50-60 bucks, I'd be inclined to
put this in the 'life is too damn short' category, and just replace them.
Depends on what the frames are made of. Many are titanium and cannot
be field repaired. If you can get all the numbers off the frames, you
may be able to buy an exact replacemnet frame online for very little
money. Frames usually have the manufacturer, and/or model number or
name on the inside of the earpiece. Inside the bridge will usually be
the numbers indicating the size of the frame in millimeters. It will
usually be three numbers that correspond to the width of the lens at
the widest point, the length of the bridge between the lenses, and the
height of the lens area. If only two numbers it's the lens width and
bridge width. Just googling on the frame model number will usually get
you several websites that have your frame.
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