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Old 03-27-2013, 07:51 PM #1
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Old mask still safe?

I haven't played paintball in close to 10 years. I'm getting back into it with some friends and found one of my old JT masks in my garage. It looks like it's in decent condition (no cracks in the lens) but its been sitting in the very hot garage for 10 years. Is it safe to use it? Don't wanna end up blind!
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:54 PM #2
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I haven't played paintball in close to 10 years. I'm getting back into it with some friends and found one of my old JT masks in my garage. It looks like it's in decent condition (no cracks in the lens) but its been sitting in the very hot garage for 10 years. Is it safe to use it? Don't wanna end up blind!
I'm not sure... I guess you could test it though? Put it over a melon of some sort and shoot at it. People sell old flexes on here all the time. If anything get a new lens for it.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:08 PM #3
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It *may* be safe, but they're your only set of eyes. I never let a set of lenses get used that's more than 2 years old (and *mostly* I just replace them once a year).
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:25 PM #4
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Thanks for the feedback. I'll just get a new one... not worth the risk.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:56 PM #5
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Def not worth the risk. i left my events in the car for about 3 months over the summer a few years back, and the lens got extremely weak, first time i used it after that i got shot and the lens split right up the middle (cracked). Masks are cheap enough, just buy something nice.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:24 PM #6
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Not worth it. Better safe than sorry.

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Old 03-27-2013, 09:33 PM #7
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A whole new mask isn't neeeded, just get a new lense and you'll be good to go.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:43 AM #8
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Get a new lens, and you're good to go
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:39 PM #9
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He said the mask is from 10 years ago, there might be some trouble with finding replacement lens. I would go buy proflexes.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:25 PM #10
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Not worth it. Get a new mask.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:37 PM #11
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Anyone know if there are ASTM standards for the length a lens can/should be used? It's a good question. Plastic dries out with time and gets brittle.

I would definitely not use it if it is ten years old myself.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:35 PM #12
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I looked it up on the osha site here is what it says about safety glasses pretty much the same:

(3) Safety glasses will be replaced or repaired when determined necessary by the individual's immediate supervisor.
In other words if you are in doubt of your lens go ahead and buy one, it's alot cheaper then an er visit or worse the loss of your eye sight. Like someone suggested replace your lenses atleast once a year, thats about how long a pair of safety glasses last most guys in the shop.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:58 PM #13
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It's a JT mask, lenses are still made for it.

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He said the mask is from 10 years ago, there might be some trouble with finding replacement lens. I would go buy proflexes.
It's a jt mask, they always have lens available for them.
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Old 03-29-2013, 02:31 PM #15
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For $30 you get a shiny new lens and get to keep both eyes, whats not to love?
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:25 PM #16
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For $30 you get a shiny new lens and get to keep both eyes, whats not to love?
Yeah I would change out that lens as well. You never really know so better safe then sorry.
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:25 PM #17
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maybe in the future we can robotic eyes that can do lots more things than a naked eye and is more resistant to paint balls lol
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:55 PM #18
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Didn't see the part where it said JT. My bad.
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