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  1. pupusasrock

    pupusasrock Oakley Enthusiast

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    So I am looking to get a pair of Carbon Juliets, and I was just wondering if there are different "shades" of black that have been used for them. For example, some pictures I look at the frames look slightly darker than plasma, but others look like they are much darker. Was just wondering if different generations had different shades of black used or if maybe the difference I see is just due to lighting in the pictures.
     
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  2. xmetalmaniac

    xmetalmaniac Made of Metal Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    There was carbon and polished carbon. I am sure down the road in manufacturing there was some slight differences that didn't really make any impact. Most of the time it's the camera, filters, lighting, etc that changes the look in the pics.
     
  3. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

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    Should be quite a lot darker than plasma.

    Juliet Carbon Colors - e0jf.jpg

    Top - fifth gen carbon
    Middle - fourth gen plasma (sporting +reds from Sibolang, thanks again!)
    Bottom - fourth gen carbon

    But there does seem to be some variation within the carbons themselves.

    Juliet Carbon Colors - my5y.jpg

    The middle one is now another fourth gen (i.e. no markings) carbon and the fifth gen (SKU + size) does look a little paler and greyer than the other two in person. Great finish regardless and shows off the coloured lenses well.
     
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  4. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    The older carbon looks better IMHO. The older has more of a matte finish and shows a really nice patina, the later carbons look like they are painted with a rattle can.
    I like the finish on the CJ's, JC's and the serialized Ducs better than later releases.
     
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  5. discostu

    discostu Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    The early carbons were almost a silvery black as opposed to an all black finish and were a nice pair to own. Shame I let mine go .
     
  6. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    They are hard to describe aren't they Stu?
     
  7. discostu

    discostu Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    They are yes, and probably varied as said from frame to frame. Lovely colour though :)