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  1. The Saint

    The Saint Oakley Beginner

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    I've seen polished x metal frames. Is this something that has been offered by Oakley, or do people actually are these?
     
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  2. Eckstream1

    Eckstream1 Addicted to O

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    Oakley offered a polished frame on the Juliets...
    These frames also have "Hammerstems".
     
  3. MaukaRunner

    MaukaRunner Oakley Enthusiast

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    They were also offered on the X-Squared. Not sure about the other X-metals.

    There are also some who custom polished their pairs. I am in the process of polishing my Juliets.
     
  4. Oakley-olic

    Oakley-olic Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Also add to the above, Romeo 2 and Half X. I polished a pair of plasma Juliets.
     
  5. Eckstream1

    Eckstream1 Addicted to O

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    What process are you using?
     
  6. NMOne

    NMOne Oakley Beginner

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    I tried a pair of Polished/Emerald Juliets before I bought my Carbons. Waaaayyy too gaudy for me.
     
  7. MaukaRunner

    MaukaRunner Oakley Enthusiast

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    How did they turn out? I'm still working on mine. Pics?
     
  8. Oakley-olic

    Oakley-olic Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Here is a pic, the top pair is the Juliets I polished. The bottom pair is a stock polished Juliet w/fire polarized for the OP to show the hammerstems. Polishing was a chore, used 300 grit to remove the plasma. I followed up with 400 to 600 then 1500 grit. Final polish was with a dremel and blue magic polish. Oakley HQ took them apart for me and popped new rivets and rubber after I polished the component parts. Both visits were no charge while I waited, gota love that customer service. Are you taking yours apart to polish? If not use caution with a dremel on or near the nose bridge. The metal will heat up and possibly destroy the rubber in the bridge.

    Polished Frames - PolishedJuliets.jpg


    Polished Frames - PolishedJulietDetail.jpg
     
  9. Oakster

    Oakster Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    And don't forget Penny.
     
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  10. The Saint

    The Saint Oakley Beginner

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    Wow. They look really good. Does sound like a lot of work though! Thanks for all the replies.