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    Hi,

    I have a patient who brought me a couple of his grandfather’s glasses. The temple tips are so old they’re practically cemented onto the frame. He would like me to replace them, I’ve heated them to impossible temperatures and I’m getting no movement on one of the pair. Any tips? I’m open to anything.

    Thanks!!

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    If there is no coating/paint on the frame to worry about, you could probably dissolve the temple tips in acetone.

    Quote Originally Posted by DarthDonald View Post
    Hi,

    I have a patient who brought me a couple of his grandfather’s glasses. The temple tips are so old they’re practically cemented onto the frame. He would like me to replace them, I’ve heated them to impossible temperatures and I’m getting no movement on one of the pair. Any tips? I’m open to anything.

    Thanks!!
    Last edited by sph; 04-25-2020 at 11:30 AM.

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    I assume metal temples or metal core. Probably as dry as a popcorn faht after all these years. If so just crush them with pliers and then clean the metal core with the solvent of your choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbaker View Post
    I assume metal temples or metal core. Probably as dry as a popcorn faht after all these years. If so just crush them with pliers and then clean the metal core with the solvent of your choice.
    Beat me to it.

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