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  1. tele

    tele Oakley Beginner

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    Hello,

    I would like to investigate the possibilities of plating(gold etc.) polished X metal sunglasses.
    If someone knows about this, is the metal conductive for plating processes? Should it be treated in general like polished titanium when plating them?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. joecool862

    joecool862 Keeper of the Skull Premium Member Lifetime Member

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  3. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Ry.1982 first started doing it but he handed it off to @InfiniteHero, who offers plating and anodizing, among other things.

    There was a base, I think nickel, plating layer before copper or gold, IIRC.
     
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  4. tele

    tele Oakley Beginner

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    Thanks. I think nickel plating could be done to the polished models. Gold plated romeo 1's would be pretty cool!
     
  5. Dantes

    Dantes Oakley Expert

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    InfiniteHero did mine. Great guy to deal with.

    Plating X metal? - image.jpeg

    Plating X metal? - image.jpeg
     
  6. Ry.1982

    Ry.1982 Oakley Collector Premium Member

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    It's tough work, takes time patience, and technique.
     
  7. pjd1234

    pjd1234 X METAL NERD

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    erap Oakley Collector

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    Interesting to see a side by side pic of oem penny copper vs penny copper plated
     
  9. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    That is modest my talented friend!