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  1. xmetal40

    xmetal40 Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Curious as to what some of you prefer when the opportunity arises to buy lenses to be cut? Violet? Emerald? Ruby? Fire? OO red?

    I'm making a vault run next week; my only goal will be buying Juliet lenses (already called and I know they have some) as well as checking the half jacket and big taco lenses that can be cut for X Metal. Thoughts about what I should search for would be greatly appreciated.

    Also, I really like the plasma frames. My next X Metal will quite possibly be plasma. Thoughts about the best lenses for plasma?

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  2. gongtowjai

    gongtowjai Oakley Beginner

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    In my opinion, Violet, Jade & OO Red for plasma and/or X-Metal...I have these colors for my frames. I prefer Polar to these colors...Jade maybe a harder color to find these days.
     
  3. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Personally when I'm selecting lenses I always consider base tint and light transmission % in addition to lens color. Of the ones mentioned so far, violet, fire, and oo red are contrast base tint while emerald, jade, and ruby are neutral base tint; there's a wide range of transmission %s among those.

    And to add to the list, I think plasma / ice is classic. It was one of the most popular OEM colorways.
     
  4. Crzpilot

    Crzpilot Oakley Enthusiast

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    Are the half jacket XL lenses good to do a cut for an x-metal XX? Is the difference in the half jacket and hj XL just size? THx
     
  5. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    There's a very good lens cutting guide (which donors are suitable for which cuts) somewhere in the DIY / modding forum.
     
  6. OakleyFrankFMJ

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

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  8. xmetal40

    xmetal40 Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    All the information provides me with a lot of help. Thanks to all!
     
  9. OakleyFrankFMJ

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

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    No problem. ;)
     
  10. xmetalmaniac

    xmetalmaniac Made of Metal Premium Member Lifetime Member

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