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  1. Deadly_elegance

    Deadly_elegance Oakley Beginner

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    Hi i'm new here i have a spare carbon black juliet frame that's badly beaten up, almost 20% of the whole frame are pretty washed up and faded badly acould see the titanium inside, one day i came accross this local jeweller and asked him if he could worked on my frame, he said it's his first time to do it and he thinks it can be done probably gold plating the whole frame but he told me that when its finish i might have problems tightening the orbitals as the gold plating might chip from the frame, had anybody done this already, i really want to salvage the frame and this could be an excelent way if it works. Thanks in advance
     
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  2. jiveSEVEN

    jiveSEVEN I Should Work at Oakley...

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    Not sure how that would work, but how bout just getting the frame polished?
     
  3. o-freak 85

    o-freak 85 Oakley Beginner

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    I was thinking powdercoat. That would open up endless possibilities as far as colors go. I doubt it would be too expensive but I would worry about the flew coupler connection and adding any thickness to the ear stem.
     
  4. oakleyandi

    oakleyandi Oakley Collector

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    I'd go with the polishing mode... looks really cool and I don't think it would be expensive, heck as time passes I'd be in the hunt for a beat up and cheap polished frame to get the stems
     
  5. Batwolf

    Batwolf Double Team Premium Member

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    Powdercoating would be really unique and different, maybe even water transfer in certain patterns.

    I've been contemplating doing a flat carbon X Metal.
     
  6. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    personally i would polish too.
     
  7. froghog

    froghog Oakley Beginner

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    polishing might work, but being a pioneer and stepping into the electroplating world, well that would be something i have never heard any one do to x metals. My opinion do it and take pics to prove it!
     
  8. Deadly_elegance

    Deadly_elegance Oakley Beginner

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    My concern is that if it doesn't work, could I still strip the plating and start all over again, i don't want to permanently ruin my frame. . .
     
  9. dcl10

    dcl10 Oakley Beginner

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    You can't do it directly onto the existing finish as it would just come off. You would need to sand blast the rest of the carbon off. Gold also will not be stable on titanium so you will need to nickel plate first, then do the gold on top of that.
     
  10. Deadly_elegance

    Deadly_elegance Oakley Beginner

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    yes i know, i am planning to dip the titanium frame into pant stripping solution such as stripsol, to take off the rest of the carbon then send the bare titanium frame to plating, well if nickel then gold would be the process will it be too thick to even fit the pieces together?

    well if no one did it before, i guess there's only one way to find out. . .