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  1. hahaha

    hahaha Oakley Beginner

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    For about 10 years Ive had my 24k
    Love them
    always loved ice lenses
    but they would look horrible in the 24k
    so I got these new bad boys
    just waiting on infinite hero to cut me some ice polarized lenses;)

    I do have a question tho...
    around the one nose piece in my pic
    there are a few divots like it was not polished properly from the manufacture
    is this normal?
     
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  2. hahaha

    hahaha Oakley Beginner

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    New X Metal XX To Go With My Old - 2gx1fts.jpg New X Metal XX To Go With My Old - 23hxb84.jpg
     

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  3. Those marks look like the standard "pitting" that early model metals had. It was a result of the casting technique used in the beginning and as Oakley perfected it the marks became fewer and fewer. Most people tend to view them as character marks rather than imperfections. Just know that there is nothing wrong with your pair, and they aren't any weaker or anything from them.

    If they really bother you @THE X-MAN may be able to refinish them for you. I don't think a refinish would completely hide them but it may soften their appearance enough that it isn't as noticeable. Of course if I'm wrong on this point I would hope the man himself would correct me.

    Nice pair!
     
  4. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    Nice shades man!
     
  5. hahaha

    hahaha Oakley Beginner

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    oh ok
    I didn't know that
    good to know
    they dont really bother me since you can't see them
    thanks guys
     
  6. THE X-MAN

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

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    Agreed.......
     
  7. discostu

    discostu Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Love the imperfections! I have an early Juliet with many flaws from the inside of the frame to the outside of the orbitals. It's a beauty!
     
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  8. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    those arent even bad enough to be called imperfections yet.. wait till you see the casting on some of the earlier stuff. good pickup!
     
  9. dragonvoi

    dragonvoi Dragonvoi knows xMetal. Premium Member

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    just remembered this thread, check these orbitals out:

    New X Metal XX To Go With My Old - tu8ybe3a.jpg

    they practically have teeth!
     
  10. Brett28

    Brett28 Here's my money, thanks

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    Nice man, I love the casting marks personally. I had an r1 titanium that you could see all kinds of markings on and I thought it was the coolest thing. Same goes for most all of my xx . The ice will look great in the x metal frame.