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  1. 1Marine

    1Marine Oakley Beginner

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    Ok.. New to the forum and new to X-Metals. I came across my old Juliets from years ago and had them refinished and thus started this crazy obsession. I have since expanded into Penny's. I recently picked up a pair of Penny's at a reasonable price in today's market. They are a polished pair. I personally am not a huge fan of the polished X-Metals, I prefer more of a dark or custom color. Question is am I grossly devaluing these glasses by having the factory polished custom painted? Should I keep the serial number? I don't plan to sell any of my glasses but you never know what may happen down the road.

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  2. Lexkempo

    Lexkempo Frog Fanatic

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    I think @THE X-MAN can refinish and save the serial number...
     
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  3. Jben04

    Jben04 Oakley Enthusiast

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    He can , and does a superb job :)
     
  4. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Depends on condition. If this is like-new with box and coin, then yes, you are hugely devaluing them. Without the box / coin, serialed pair are considered more desirable than non-serialed, so a refinish does drop them some (even if you preserve the serial).

    Refinishing an unserialed pair should not make a meaningful difference in value.

    And a pair that is damaged (scratches, tarnish, etc) could actually recover some value with a refinish, even if serialed.
     
  5. MachineHead

    MachineHead Oakley Enthusiast

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    instead of a refinish, how about trade it for another pair with a different finish
     
  6. ptownphil

    ptownphil Oakley Hoarder Premium Member

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    If it isnt a complete set and has been already worn, then have it refinished if you want, wont matter too much at this point. But saving the serial is a good idea. And welcome to the forum.
     
  7. aleXmetals1269

    aleXmetals1269 Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Yes I agree with machine head just trade them for a different frame finish, I'm like you I personally don't like the polished finish
     
  8. 1Marine

    1Marine Oakley Beginner

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    Thanks for the advice.

    And yes the X-Man does an incredible job. I had a pair of Juliets done.
     
  9. pjd1234

    pjd1234 X METAL NERD

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    agreed with kronin I would not even consider refinishing unless I really have to but x man is the man if you want custom paints done.
     
  10. Fuzz

    Fuzz Oakley Beginner

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    Definitely trade them for a different finish if you're not partial to the polished look. Would be a shame to refinish it if it was in good order.