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  1. DylFin

    DylFin Oakley Beginner

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    Hi all, I know this topic has been discussed before, but I received a pair of plasma/ice iridium (top ones) and the colour looks completely different to a pair of 1st gen plasma/ice below -
    Ice iridium - is there a difference? - image.jpeg
    They both have a base grey layer, but the lighter ice is slightly darker as seen below (raining in the UK!) -
    Ice iridium - is there a difference? - image.jpeg
    Interested to hear your thoughts...
     
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  2. THE X-MAN

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

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    It just comes down to technology they did things differently as they moved along
     
  3. xmetalmaniac

    xmetalmaniac Made of Metal Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    The different generations had different hues in the iridium. Also some confuse blue iridium with ice


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  4. DylFin

    DylFin Oakley Beginner

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    Thanks both, appreciate your knowledge!
     
  5. jdd32

    jdd32 X Metal Workshop

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    That top pair ice lens doesn't look right to me. Ice was never that vibrant. I'd suggest you remove the lenses to check if they're original oakley lenses. Take close up photos of both lenses if you need help
     
  6. dragonvoi

    dragonvoi Dragonvoi knows xMetal. Premium Member

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    i agree, also the curvature is hard to distinguish here which is also telltale sign of aftermarket lenses.
     
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  7. DylFin

    DylFin Oakley Beginner

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    Hmmm, okay I've removed the lenses. The lighter one's are definitely thicker and there is less of a curve, they have also got more of a machined cut edge as opposed to the darker ice, which are rounded. Images below...
    Ice iridium - is there a difference? - image.jpeg
    Definitely a big difference in width...
    Ice iridium - is there a difference? - image.jpeg
     
  8. jdd32

    jdd32 X Metal Workshop

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    Lighter one is definitely aftermarket and not genuine Oakley lenses
     
  9. DylFin

    DylFin Oakley Beginner

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    Thanks for your help!
    What a shame, as I really thought I had a rare ice lens shade! :(
     
  10. jdd32

    jdd32 X Metal Workshop

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    There's a genuine light vibrant shade like that by Oakley called Sapphire. You'll need to have a pro to cut it to size to fit your juliet