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  1. areyoudeadyet

    areyoudeadyet Oakley Beginner

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    I recently purchased two pairs of oakley fuel cell cerakote in sage and black. I have to say I was pretty stoked about them at first, they look great. Until recently I had to send the sage ones back due to the cerakote finish wearing off on the ear stems. Those are the ones I wear most, but I've only had them a few months. Thank goodness they are covered under warranty.

    Needless to say I thought it was a one off case until now, as I noticed my black ones are starting to do the same thing in the exact same place! I really thought that the finish would hold a lot better, especially since they are not abused in any way. If I'm not wearing them they are in the case. I also have a firearm which has a cerakote finish and does get used and abused yet the cerakote finish on that has held up quite well compared to my sunglasses.

    Has anyone else that owns these experienced any of the same problems?
     
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  2. vmurphyslaw420

    vmurphyslaw420 Oakley Enthusiast

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    The coat on your gun is baked on the one on the glasses Is air dry
     
  3. BAPD77

    BAPD77 Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Not the first time ive heard of this. It appears cerakote isnt nearly as bulletproof on oakleys as on guns. Im a shelf whore and rarely wear any of my glasses so id probably never experience this.
     
  4. GH4AU

    GH4AU Carbon Fanatic Premium Member

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    I have also noticed this, and it is quite frustrating, as Cerakote is supposed to be one of the greatest coating products on the planet. I have several Cerakoted pieces, some that were baked and some that were air dried, such as the new Ultrablend Fuel Cells. I have not worn the Fuel Cells enough to determine the strength of the coating, but I can tell that it will wear off over time. I have had one of my baked Cerakote pieces show some wear just by the tips of ear stems rubbing on the frame while closed. I am beginning to question the strength of Cerakote on plastic. I have a Minute Machine watch that I had Cerakoted, and it has held up perfectly, with no signs of wear whatsoever.
     
  5. BAPD77

    BAPD77 Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    I believe the omatter is not the ideal platform for cerakote use.
     
  6. GH4AU

    GH4AU Carbon Fanatic Premium Member

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    You're right, but we will continue to do it anyway.
     
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  7. BAPD77

    BAPD77 Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Yes we will.
     
  8. djhyper66

    djhyper66 Oakley Expert

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    I owned one pair of fuell cell cerakote and not ever getting anymore from them, I much rather have Dr. Chop paint my pair cerakote then have oakley do it, on my fuel cell, it felt like they use more paint on the right temple then the left temple. Also from opening and closing the arms they would rub against eachother and leave scratch marks as well.
     
  9. vmurphyslaw420

    vmurphyslaw420 Oakley Enthusiast

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    with any coating it can't be any stronger than than the surface that it's Adhered to.I've powder Coated for years. 90% of the finish is pre treatment. I still can't decide to powder my Juliet s cause I know it doesn't last like people say .