V-Force Profiler - Do i need a new lens?
Posted 01 June 2012 - 07:59 AM
Do i need to replace the lens before playing again?
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Posted 01 June 2012 - 06:46 PM
How long is "a few years"?
If it's been more than 3 years I'd replace it anyway, better to err on the side of caution
Have you checked the lens closely for any scratches, cracks and discolouration?
Scratches may not be a problem depending on length and depth, but again time can still be a factor. Cracks and discolouration are definite signs the plastics breaking down.
Did you take a direct shot to the lens before it was put away?
A close range hit can weaken the lens and should be replaced, especially if it's been sitting for a few years.
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Posted 01 June 2012 - 07:56 PM
I go through a few in a year and NEVER want to find out when one too many direct hits is too many.
Posted 02 June 2012 - 07:01 PM
LOL ... meh, i am used to it ... i get people telling me i am wrong all the time .. haha
I dont think the lens polymer materials break down over time ( at least not a few years ), but that is strictly a personal opinion. I guess it would be best to get the recommendations from the mask manufacturer. It could be that the strength integrity lessens after a few years. The other arguments mentioned make good points as well ... was it scratched up, or in need of replacement before it was stored away, did you take a lot of hits to the lens previously ?
I guess you could set it up in the back yard, stand a few yards away, and blast away at it to see if it holds up, ... but after all that, you might want to replace it anyway .. lol