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  1. Deadly_elegance

    Deadly_elegance Oakley Beginner

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    Hi i have a 24k xx, and its in pretty good shape, my question is how would you guys prevent the tip of the earstems from fading when you wear it, is there a hack of some sort on how to prevent this
     
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  2. supersharp

    supersharp X-Metal Connoisseur Premium Member

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    Don't wear them, lol.
     
  3. supersharp

    supersharp X-Metal Connoisseur Premium Member

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    I'm all seriousness, though, if there is a way, I don't know. I got mine used and the ends are faded. They can be restored, that's about all I know.
     
  4. OakleyFrankFMJ

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

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    I believe @THE X-MAN has a way to remedy this issue for you.
     
  5. THE X-MAN

    THE X-MAN Forum Sponsor Gold Forum Sponsor Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Yea,don't wear em,there meant to be worn. Try tape on the part of contact.
     
  6. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Keep 'em clean.

    And/or have x-man clear cerakote them.
     
  7. Ry.1982

    Ry.1982 Oakley Collector Premium Member

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    This was a previously tuned up 24K, that had the Orbitals blasted with something like 70 grit media. It was a very rough finish, I cleaned them up, polished the roughness out the best I could, copper/nickel plated them, and applied a clear coating On them. The Stems are not perfect, but I was able to touch up the legit OEM 24k and fill a large section of the gaps, mostly where under the rubbers are is still a little bad off, but a huge improvement non the less




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  8. Deadly_elegance

    Deadly_elegance Oakley Beginner

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    How about putting a clear nail polish only on the tip? Will it ruin the value? It really looks flawless and i want to keep.it that way while wearing them
     
  9. THE X-MAN

    THE X-MAN Forum Sponsor Gold Forum Sponsor Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    you can dip the ends in a rubber cement for tools