1. Want to see less ads, private areas and be able to post? Register Today to receive all these benefits and more!
Dismiss Notice

Want to see less ads, post content and the ability to buy & sell Oakleys?

Register Today or Login

  1. pupusasrock

    pupusasrock Oakley Enthusiast

    Messages:
    196
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I purchased a used but in good condition pair of Juliets that are Gen 1 plasma. They don't have much discoloration at all at this point. I want to wear them on a fairly regular basis and want to avoid the darkening and discoloration. So what is the best way for me to do that. Is it worth getting a clear coat or something like that put on them? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!
     
    gulfstream and Fernando like this.
    Shade Station Oakley Sunglasses

    Register to Not see this ad
  2. gulfstream

    gulfstream Oakley Collector

    Messages:
    555
    Trophy Points:
    343
    I've the same thoughts to be honest. Recently aquired a really nice gen 1 Plasma and yes I want to wear it. I thought of the clear coat idea too, but I really wouldn't want to lose that silky finish they have.
    So, I'm going to wear them a little more sparingly and keep them clean and sweat/salt free, as that is what will ruin the finish.

    I'm interested as to what others think here on this, good post !
     
    discostu likes this.
  3. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

    Messages:
    3,535
    Trophy Points:
    743
    To be honest, I largely avoid wearing mine, as the best way to dodge the discolouration.
     
    VolcanOG and OakleyFrankFMJ like this.
  4. OakleyFrankFMJ

    OakleyFrankFMJ The Legend - - Vlad the Impaler Premium Member Lifetime Member

    Messages:
    26,694
    Trophy Points:
    2,993
    I agree with this. :D
     
    VolcanOG and Carrera1963 like this.
  5. cyclerdoug

    cyclerdoug Oakley Expert Premium Member

    Messages:
    4,271
    Trophy Points:
    743
    Wear them. That's what they were made for, gentlemen! Wear them and wipe them down after each use to get the oil and sweat off the stems and frame, then clean the lenses. If they discolor over time send them to the X-Man for a refinish. ;)
     
    THE X-MAN and WILL-I-AM like this.
  6. SiRacer420

    SiRacer420 Oakley Expert

    Messages:
    3,076
    Trophy Points:
    693
    I find most of the discoloration comes from the breaking down of the rubber ear socks and nose bombs. Heat being the main culprit. Keep them clean and don't store them in the heat. I have 7 or 8 first gen plasma Juliets and after I cleaned the discoloration off the ones that had it, it hasn't come back.
     
    VolcanOG and gulfstream like this.
  7. WILL-I-AM

    WILL-I-AM Oakley Expert Premium Member

    Messages:
    631
    Trophy Points:
    553
    I have to agree with @cyclerdoug. Wear them and enjoy them the way they were meant to be used. They may be a beauty to look at, but they look even better with you looking through them. ;)
     
    VolcanOG and cyclerdoug like this.
  8. gulfstream

    gulfstream Oakley Collector

    Messages:
    555
    Trophy Points:
    343
    @SiRacer420 Did you use anything in particular to clean the discolouration off ?
     
  9. gulfstream

    gulfstream Oakley Collector

    Messages:
    555
    Trophy Points:
    343
    @cyclerdoug Whilst I agree they are meant to be worn, I certainly wouldn't want to get to a stage with them where a nice first gen needed a refinish. I've other pairs to take the hammer of daily wear, not a matching set first gen in my case. I want to keep the original finish as does @pupusasrock
     
    pupusasrock and cyclerdoug like this.
  10. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

    Messages:
    3,535
    Trophy Points:
    743
    I just wear one of the 48 Juliets that isn't prone to discolouration instead :p Refinishing a first gen plasma would kind of defeat the point...