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  1. jdd32

    jdd32 X Metal Workshop

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    The first gen plasma/titanium coatings are unique but unfortunately are prone to tarnish/yellowing, black stain corrosion, and eventually getting rubbed off into a polished/sheen patches. My previous approach of restoring these frames had addressed the yellowing and about 90% removal of black stains but had limitations with addressing rubbed off polished/sheen effects. So after spending a great deal of time R&D on addressing this issue, the new approach delivers much better results of restoration by addressing all 3 problems. Here's some Ti finish frame half done to clearly show the before/after.

    1st Gen Plasma / Titanium restoration - Ti_before.jpg

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  2. supersharp

    supersharp X-Metal Connoisseur Premium Member

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    Very impressive. The difference can be seen like night and day.
     
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  3. David_Oakley

    David_Oakley Oakley Enthusiast

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    Are you going to share how you restored them? I for one would love to know.

    David
     
  4. dragonvoi

    dragonvoi Dragonvoi knows xMetal. Premium Member

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    suweet!
     
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  5. joecool862

    joecool862 Keeper of the Skull Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Awesome work man! Look brand new!
     
  6. OakleyFrankFMJ

    OakleyFrankFMJ The Legend - - Vlad the Impaler Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    That does look great. :)
     
  7. jdd32

    jdd32 X Metal Workshop

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    It's a 2 stage process with multiple steps.
    First stage is removal of yellowing and black stains using chemical mixture sourced from my friend's lab.
    Second stage is a multi step process of recoating the Ti or Plasma finish (again made at the labs) to address areas of sheen. This stage is the breakthrough however it's not yet perfected. The mixture is not as durable as I'd like them to be so more R&D is needed. They don't rub off in the general sense but if you go gorilla at it, it can rub off like the original coating
     
  8. David_Oakley

    David_Oakley Oakley Enthusiast

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    thanks for sharing. if i only wanted to remove the discoloration (part 1), what chemical mixture is needed?
     
  9. jdd32

    jdd32 X Metal Workshop

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    the stuff i use is custom made concoction and not off the shelf materials. There are other ways to remove black stains but they're very aggressive and you end up losing a lot of the original coating. For what I charge which is $30 for light to moderate restore job and double that for a heavily plagued beatup pair, it's not worth the hassle and risk of destroying the coating that no one can yet recreate 100%.
     
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  10. jdd32

    jdd32 X Metal Workshop

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    Finally had time to finish off the R1!

    1st Gen Plasma / Titanium restoration - Ti_after04.jpg

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