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  1. hereispunishment

    hereispunishment Oakley Collector

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    Hey guys how can you tell the difference between a plasma frame and titanium non serialized frame. Is one significantly lighter, darker, etc.
     
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  2. THE X-MAN

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    Titanium is more of a low sheen grey......2nd and 3rd gen plasma is more translucent almost like a clear coat over the existing finish, but that changes as you go back to first gen stuff which is a flat silver color, some people call it a bone coloration.......but of course I could be wrong.
     
  3. hereispunishment

    hereispunishment Oakley Collector

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    Good explanation Mark, I think i got it now. Much appreciated man.
     
  4. Sundalo

    Sundalo Oakley Expert

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    Found this on Flickr: I'm guessing the left/top is titanium and right/bottom is plasma
    How Can You Tell Between Plasma And Titanium Non Serialized Frame - 8168018404_e587b3e650_o.jpg
     
  5. hereispunishment

    hereispunishment Oakley Collector

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    Oh nice!!... This picture really does it justice when comparing the two. Thanks dude.
     
  6. Hando

    Hando Oakley Enthusiast

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    Plasma is shiny, Titanium is Matte and could be described as a bit lighter than X-Metal
     
  7. discostu

    discostu Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    The early titanium finish, like the plasma was also a lighter matte finish in comparison to later models. The pictured Juliets above shows a later titanium frame.
     
  8. Lando

    Lando Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Hello all. New here. I don't mean to hijack the thread or anything, but I have a similar question that I do not think warrants a new thread. What is the difference between the plasma/carbon/titanium frames. I know the difference in how they look. I am more asking in regards to what is the difference in manufacturing process. Are they all considered x-metal or is that reserved for the titanium frames only?

    Edit: I believe I found my answer at O-review after further searching.
     
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