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it is very difficult to remove a set very cleanly to allow resetting after rechroming the frames. i have had the best luck with a butane hot knife. you have to keep from creating a jagged edge while cutting the folded / melted lip of the original lenses ... as if it is not smooth, it will telegraph through the lens when reinstalled which doesn't look very good.It would be a pity if this solution disappears. Has anyone successfully removed their existing lenses and fitted them back?
Thanks you in advance for the good advice. I have had that issue with chroming before and machining it can ruin the finish around the edges.Rek,
you will have to grind off 3 sides of the brake light or back up lens, only leaving one side still applicable to get the lens out. i have seen lens that was ground out with a dremel tool and it didn't look that good. perhaps once the lens is out you can smooth the edge and polish it, then it won't look messy when its reinstalled. i would practice on one that has a cracked lens before trying it on a good lens.
one word of caution, the thickness of the new chrome can make the old lens not fit so well - sometimes the new chrome is thicker than the original.
I have....It would be a pity if this solution disappears. Has anyone successfully removed their existing lenses and fitted them back?