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  1. Silent Oz

    Silent Oz Oakley Enthusiast

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    Not Sure What This Is But It Got Me Thinking... - 7871938826_3a10bc6540.jpg
    juliet? by Silent Oz, on Flickr

    Randomly came across this picture, its not very good quality unfortunately. At first glance i thought it might be a copper penny, but it looks a little dark for that? I'm still way to much of a noob to know whether its a fake or a custom job or whatever but it got me thinking has anyone done a custom paint/finish on an X-metal? And does it look any good?
    Is this the sort of thing someone like dr. chop would do or is it considered blasphemy to tamper with an x-metal in such a way?

    Apologies if this has been covered before, i did try searching before posting but didnt find anything
     
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  2. sunpoh

    sunpoh Oakley Enthusiast

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    its a fake, but a pretty good one at it. Firstly, there is no gasket at the lens area which is a clear indication that it is fake, next is where the temple shocks are, the shape just doesnt seem right.
     
  3. Silent Oz

    Silent Oz Oakley Enthusiast

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    With the grainy picture i wasnt sure if there wasn't a gasket or it was just the same colour as the frame.
     
  4. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    this is a bloody poor fake of a juliet. thats clearly a painted plastic, nosebridge is just a drawing basically, and jet intake icons are wrong.
     
  5. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    PLEASE move to general discussion section. this is a FAKES thread.
     
  6. Silent Oz

    Silent Oz Oakley Enthusiast

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    I originally posted in this section because i was more interested in discussing the possibility of modding x-metal frames to non standard colours rather than whether this particular pair were fake, i posted the picture because it was what started me thinking about it. But i will defer to the wisdom of others on which section it belongs in.
     
  7. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    There's a company selling X Metals on ebay with custom powder/paint jobs, as well as doing mods to the frame. They wanted a couple hundred dollars premium for their customs though.
     
  8. dr.chop

    dr.chop Oakley Expert

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    I personally have never painted an X Metal. Probably could try, but really think anything outside of a vapor coating, anodizing, or similar treatment takes away from the beauty of an X Metal. Something about that raw metal look for me...lol
     
  9. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    oh i see where youre coming from. fair enough.

    theres lots of cusom painted/powder coated/chromed/plated/anodised xmetals out there. personally i think its sacrilege, but to each their own.

    i think the raw xmetal finish is amazing, so i personally wouldnt cover it up.
     
  10. Silent Oz

    Silent Oz Oakley Enthusiast

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    Not seen those, probably dont show up on ebay uk, sounds interesting if expensive


    I've always thought anodized metal looks good, i'd be curious to see an x-metal done like that. On a seperate note nice to 'meet' the infamous dr.chop! I sent you an e-mail about getting some custom lenses, your work looks amazing!