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  1. subysti2007

    subysti2007 Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    i got a pretty beat up romeo frame and i am thinking of polishing it or do an anodizing process. i have spoken to a company here in northern california who does anodizing and they said they can probably do it on the romeo frame for $75...let me know what you guys think? :smile:
     
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  2. bad fishy

    bad fishy Oakley Expert

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    What color? That would be sick. You could always polish them if you didn't like the look.
     
  3. subysti2007

    subysti2007 Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Blackor pewter
     
  4. Uluahunter

    Uluahunter Oakley Collector

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    I read somewhere here that you'd need a virgin frame in order to properly/successfully anodize the x-metal. Something about any traces of foreign matter on the frames will cause a failure in the process, even a good cleaning and prep wouldn't suffice. I could be mistaken though...
     
  5. qtrain23

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    They dip them in acid first. I think They'll be pretty clean
     
  6. qtrain23

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    Cleared my pms
     
  7. dr.chop

    dr.chop Oakley Expert

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    No dice on anodizing X Metal. I spoke with my anodizer I use for my paintball gear, and he told me Titanium has to be pretty much straight Titanium, no alloys. He said he tried a pair in the past for another guy and they basically corrode like rust in the process. Powdercoat is the way to go...Keep saying it, only thing stopping me is a damn curing oven. Once I get one, it's on! And no, acid dipping is NOT the same as a virgin metal. My paintball gun was originally "dust" orange, or Matte orange. I took it in, they dipped it, and then did the hot pink on it I asked for. It was blotchy bad...To the point it was ugly as hell. I had to have them strip it, sand it, and then polish it to take it to a clean metal layer. Then, it was SICK!!! but X Metal is an alloy of several metals, and it just won't be right. It will look like rust.
     
  8. FearGearGarage

    FearGearGarage Oakley Collector

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    Suby, you can have the first and only pair of rusty ass looking Romeos out there...lol

    I say powder coat also, Black Carbon style with Fire lenses....
     
  9. qtrain23

    qtrain23 3D Printing Protege

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    It seems like everyone on here played paintball
     
  10. subysti2007

    subysti2007 Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    powder coat might be too thick dont you think so? i read on the website that titanium can also be anodized..but i will take your word for it...i will ask the guys who does powder coat and see if they can do carbon black..thanks