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  1. erap

    erap Oakley Collector

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    Just curious if the "gold" material will eventually fade just like the xx metal 24k?
     
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  2. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I don't think so. The gold on the XX is more of a powdercoat where the gold on the XS is plating.
     
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  3. qtrain23

    qtrain23 3D Printing Protege

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    Not quite. I'm almost certain it's anodized.
     
  4. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Then what is the answer to the OP?
    Will it fade like the 24K XX?
     
  5. JetIntakePort

    JetIntakePort Oakley Beginner

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    The answer is, if he's worried about the coating... send em to me and I will be glad to take care of em :D

    I would think that the coating on the 24K XS / Juliets is less susceptible to "fading" that the XX... but it is a "coating" so I'm sure it can be removed somehow.
     
  6. erap

    erap Oakley Collector

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    If it is ordinary coating will it tarnish over ordinary sweat contact?
    Especially if exposed to tropical weather...
     
  7. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I wouldn't think that a pair of 24K's would be your daily go-to wear pair in the PI but... they should be fine if you wipe them down after use.
     
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  8. erap

    erap Oakley Collector

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    This is just me but I tend to justify an expensive purchase if I can wear it daily.
    Thanks for the input guys.
     
  9. OakleyCan

    OakleyCan Oakley Collector

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    IMO it will outlast the finish on the XX 24K by a long shot.