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Old 03-20-2014, 04:04 AM #1
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Possible to color lens?

I recently saw a picture on facebook showing a Flex with a custom lens (Facebook picture),
since it says "selfmade chrome green lens" in the description, I was wondering if it's possible to color a lens myself, or if the only possibility is putting a foil on your lens.
So if someone knows, please share your knowledge, and maybe give a how-to

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Old 03-20-2014, 07:19 AM #2
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Maybe window tint and a lot of patience?
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:43 PM #3
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*DISCLAIMER* This most likely will void your warranty and put your vision at risk.

You can use RIT dye to tint a lens. Seen a few posted in the FB JT ProFlex Showoff group.

I tinted the inside thermal layer of my camo eFlex because I wanted the camo to show around the lens like ProFlex frames. A factory tinted lens covers all the way to the edge. The lens is flat so it's really easy to apply the tint. Just cut a paper template first.

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Old 03-21-2014, 03:39 AM #4
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Well, thank you two , I will try and tell you if it worked for me.
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Old 03-22-2014, 01:13 AM #5
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I knew a guy once who tinted his own lense and I have to say it was the darkest I have ever seen in my life lol he shouldn't have done limo dark
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I would look at the ingredients in the solution to apply a window tint, if it's anything more than water I strongly advise against it.
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:45 PM #7
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I think window tint just uses soapy water like a screen protector on a phone for the application part. The heat is what you need to be super careful and patient with.
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:21 PM #8
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I took off the thermal layer cleaned it and boiled it in rit dye.there was a layer that was coming off and that would not dye so I sanded and polished the lens back to a nice clear view and then boiled again. Looks blotchy at best plus my eyes are worth more then a custom lens.
I only did it because I had a scrap lens and was dying things anyways.
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Old 04-11-2014, 04:28 PM #9
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Way cool D man.
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