Gatorz frames are milled from the highest grade T-6 7075 aircraft aluminium. T-6 indicates the hardness of the aluminium.
For the customer, this translates into how easily the frames can be scratched or gouged. The higher the number, the harder the aluminium. For example, T-0 would be the softest aluminium possible. T-6 is the same grade the U.S. Government uses in military aircraft, which means fewer scratches. less gouges and nicks. The 7075 refers to the pliability or strength of the aluminium.
The smaller the number, the easier it will bend.
The alloy aluminium, made from a combination of both copper and aluminium, allows you to adjust the frame for a proper fit.
The frames are machined from raw stock and formed to shape.
They are riveted with nickel silver hinges that are made in the U.S.A.
These rivets are precision punched and hand mounted to ensure superior quality. The screws are Teflon coated to resist backing out.
Gatorz lenses provid 100% UV protection and are completely distortion free.
Gatrox frames are fitted with a G15 polycarbonate lens, capable of withstanding the impact of a 12 gauge buckshot fired from a
distance of 45 feet. The lenses are tension mounted not screw mounted - most lenses on the market today are mounted by screws.
Gatorz holds the patent on this revolutionary new method of mounting that we have proven keeps the lens more stable within the frame than any other method. The T-7075 grade of aluminium provides optimum balance between strength and flex to hold the lens in place. Gatorz does not compromise confort for strenght. Our frames offer the lightest weight and the highest quality available in the marketplace.
Gatorz nose pads are made out of silocone. Unlike rubber, the silicone nose pad will not yellow after prolonged exposure to the sun. Each nose pad contains a thin metal insert that allows the pad to adjust to any nose and is mounted by screws instead of glue.
Gatorz incorporate a neoprene rubber pad on the inside of each arm. These pads are glued to the frame by a special adhesive.
The pad allows the glasses to rest on your head comforably without heat or irritation.