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  1. Oakster

    Oakster Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Since November, I have been actively trying to find a set of Flores to complete my artist series. I was not looking for a steal of a deal and was willing to pay a fair/full price. Can't believe it took this long but they have arrived. Both new in box.

    My question is in regards to condition. Both are mint and obviously never worn or even likely tried on. On the brown, the finish is far from perfect. I just want to know if this is common/regular or if it's a defect specific to the pair that I acquired. It has little speckles/bubbles. Pics 2 and 3 show it best I could. Any feedback would be great.
    Hard To Find Grail (with Question), And A Killer Deal - DSC07181_zps334cc51e.jpg
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    Hard To Find Grail (with Question), And A Killer Deal - DSC07183_zps6f8186bb.jpg
    ***If there are people looking for Flores, in my travels I have connected with a few people. 1 of them emailed me last weekend that he thought he was finally ready to sell. I had offered $2000 - I'm not sure if that's as low as he would go, but it gives you a ballpark. Both are mint. The box on the blue is a bit bent up. PM me if interested and I can connect you.

    And my 2nd best steal since I started collecting. Ended up paying $30 (although I could have got them for $25 but neither of us had change). Not mint, but pretty damn close.
    Hard To Find Grail (with Question), And A Killer Deal - DSC07184_zps02b9b0c4.jpg
     
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  2. jonoyong

    jonoyong Inside Outlaw. Staff Member Premium Member

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    I just checked my Flores 1.0, don't seem to have the bubbling issue. Is it all over the frame?
     
  3. GRFMotorsports

    GRFMotorsports is an Oakley whore Premium Member

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    $30????????? waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? I need someone from the CMP to go arrest this thief! Awesome scores!
     
  4. Oakster

    Oakster Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Yeah there's quite a bit of it.
     
  5. MrMoonlight

    MrMoonlight Oakley Enthusiast

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    Great pickups, all of them. $30? Seriously? Dayum! Congrats.

    I think the glasses are sealed with a few coats of clear to protect the design transfers. Looks like dust or something got onto the surface before the coats were dry...or the moisture trap on the spray gun wasn't doing its job and some water droplets spit onto the surface while spraying. You could conceivably polish them out, depending on how thick the clearcoat is and how deep the blemishes go (but you don't want to sand completely through the finish). Then respray some clear and buff it out to a high gloss. I'll bet dr.chop could bring them up to speed. Give him a shout.
     
  6. Batwolf

    Batwolf Double Team Premium Member

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    You could do that but I would think that would affect the overall value of them.
     
  7. tmsnewberry

    tmsnewberry Oakley Enthusiast

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    I have owned two pair of the Flores 1.0 one had no bubbles the other had small bubbles that we're hard to see but you could feel if that makes sense. Congrats on completing the set and 7 months isn't that long to complete the set it took me nearly 3 years to get a Flores 1.0 just ask Jono.
     
  8. MrMoonlight

    MrMoonlight Oakley Enthusiast

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    If the work was done professionally and correctly, I don't think it would. No one would be the wiser.
    Now if it were a half-assed job, well then...
     
  9. Oakster

    Oakster Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Just to clarify it's "RCMP" and my wife happens to work for them... she certainly didn't think it was a steal! I was so excited to show her my steal and she figured that FREE would have been to much for something that ugly. I had my usual retort of "well they're worth X amount" and she came back with her usual "it's only worth that if you sell it". Our Oakley conversations always end up being exactly the same!
     
  10. jonoyong

    jonoyong Inside Outlaw. Staff Member Premium Member

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    Yup I can definitely vouch on that. Ha! Yeah took me quite awhile to get the complete set too. The AP frogs were the toughest. Congrats though! And hey,- Flores 1.0 is still a sweet pair, no matter what.