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    Where to find Nose Pads for older Flexon Autoflex Frames?

    Does anyone know where to find nosepads for an old Autoflex 103 frame. These have a half moon shape that slips over a sort of barb.


    This is the style I am looking for. Be happy to purchase them from anyone here, if you have any laying around.
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    Last edited by Alex Camblor; 04-05-2021 at 05:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CME4SPECS View Post
    It’s not a primadonna but I tried one on and it may work as a last resort.
    this is a close up of the pads I need.


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    Why do manufacturers have to be different crazy nosepads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NAICITPO View Post
    Why do manufacturers have to be different crazy nosepads?
    This^!!

    A while back I tried the Safilo 2.0 stuff. While I REALLY liked the frames I ended up getting away from them just because of the nose-pads. Same with some of the Carrera line. If it ain't broke, DON'T FIX IT! Seriously, I had a few people bring back the Carreras with a missing nose pad and you have to beg borrow and steal to get a replacement? No thanks... don't carry those frames anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quig View Post
    This^!!

    A while back I tried the Safilo 2.0 stuff. While I REALLY liked the frames I ended up getting away from them just because of the nose-pads. Same with some of the Carrera line. If it ain't broke, DON'T FIX IT! Seriously, I had a few people bring back the Carreras with a missing nose pad and you have to beg borrow and steal to get a replacement? No thanks... don't carry those frames anymore.
    Yep, I'd like to see a frame designer have to replace a crimp on nosepad or mount a cr39 lens into one of those stupid "False front" metal frames without chipping the temple edge. We need to standardize things like screw sizes and nosepads!

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    If you are referring to flat metal frames False front meaning the eyewire is mounted behind the front I have simple solution. Most edgers allow you to alter shapes after you trace them just reduce the A dimension by 2/10 and increase the B by 2/10. It will be easy to mount the lens and it will be tight in the eyewire. Make sure the c size stays the same you might have to change the B more or less to keep the c size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lensman11 View Post
    Alex
    If you are referring to flat metal frames False front meaning the eyewire is mounted behind the front I have simple solution. Most edgers allow you to alter shapes after you trace them just reduce the A dimension by 2/10 and increase the B by 2/10. It will be easy to mount the lens and it will be tight in the eyewire. Make sure the c size stays the same you might have to change the B more or less to keep the c size.
    Oh, I don’t struggle to mount lenses in false fronts anymore but back when I first started on an old AIT edger it was a pain! I just would like to see a frame designer have to work on some of the problematic frames we see these days and maybe they’d start making designs that make sense for the people that have to work on them.

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    Alex
    most people don’t know that the word optician is not a contraction of optical and technician but optical and magician. I was told that by a frame designer. Just kidding it really comes from magician as when people looked thru lenses in the Middle Ages the believed it was black magic.

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    [QUOTE = Alex Camblor; 563173] Ce n'est pas une primadonna mais j'en ai essayé une et cela peut fonctionner en dernier recours.
    c'est un gros plan des pads dont j'ai besoin.
    https://transfers.shuttle-paris-airp...s-shuttle.html
    [/CITATION]
    Bonjour,

    J'ai aussi récemment utilisé le matériel Safilo 2.0. et par surprise, cela m'a beaucoup aidé

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lensman11 View Post
    Alex
    If you are referring to flat metal frames False front meaning the eyewire is mounted behind the front I have simple solution. Most edgers allow you to alter shapes after you trace them just reduce the A dimension by 2/10 and increase the B by 2/10. It will be easy to mount the lens and it will be tight in the eyewire. Make sure the c size stays the same you might have to change the B more or less to keep the c size.
    Excellent advice. Works wonders...

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