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Old 11-13-2009, 09:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright, so I have a pair of Oakley A frame goggles, and they fit great except for a little bit too much foam in the nose area (just barely squeezes my nostrils). I am thinking of trimming the foam away in just this one spot and was wondering if people have had any experience with this and what their results were.

I am planning on using either a hot wire cutter or a razor blade and just trim a small amount of foam from each side of the nosepiece.
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Old 11-13-2009, 09:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I guess it should be fine, just don't trim it all off so it's digging onto your nose.
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Old 11-13-2009, 09:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm really only going to trim a mm or two off so it will not be anywhere near the frame. I just wanted to know if anybody had trimmed theirs before and if they had any fraying or having the foam fall apart where it was cut...
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Wouldn't using a hot wire melt the foam, therefore making it "crunchy" in that spot?

Can't say I've ever heard of anybody trimming goggle foam in the 20ish years I've been around goggles like the ones used for snowboarding. Typically discomfort would mean the goggle doesn't fit properly.... Have you thought about getting a different style of Oakleys?

Either way, I'm curious how it works out so post back if you decide to trim it up

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Old 11-13-2009, 10:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i just used scissors to trim mine up in the same spot you're talking about. haven't had any problems
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Old 11-14-2009, 10:46 AM   #6 (permalink)
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oakleys have a fleece liner above the foam... how are you going to do it without wrecking the fleece?
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Old 11-14-2009, 05:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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FYI foam packs out on goggles.
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