1. Want to see less ads, private areas and be able to post? Register Today to receive all these benefits and more!
Dismiss Notice

Want to see less ads, post content and the ability to buy & sell Oakleys?

Register Today or Login

  1. beaver962000

    beaver962000 Oakley Beginner

    Messages:
    474
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Hey all. i have a friend that completely demolished an x-metal juliet frame i sold him about a year ago. he even welded in them!!!!! He asked me to polish them up for him. i used 150grit sandpaper to strip the finish off. i have them down to the bare metal but I'm not sure what to use to get a mirror shine on them. I've read on here that y'all use a 240grit barrel to polish them up. is that a sanding barrel for a dremel? What other ways are there? any help would be much appreciated! Thanks
     
    Shade Station Oakley Sunglasses

    Register to Not see this ad
  2. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

    Messages:
    6,618
    Trophy Points:
    903
    i reckon any high grit barrel will do. yes, sanding barrel for a dremel. just take it slow and even, dont eat away too much material. good luck.
     
  3. beaver962000

    beaver962000 Oakley Beginner

    Messages:
    474
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Got er done! Appreciate the advice. they look great!
     
  4. qtrain23

    qtrain23 3D Printing Protege

    Messages:
    9,160
    Trophy Points:
    2,023
    Pics?
     
  5. beaver962000

    beaver962000 Oakley Beginner

    Messages:
    474
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Can't post pics from my phone. sorry
     
  6. Eckstream1

    Eckstream1 Addicted to O

    Messages:
    1,566
    Trophy Points:
    373
    Sure you can... Photobucket lets me email pics to my account.
    Then you just copy the IMG link and paste here. I do it all the time... :cool:
     
  7. tigger

    tigger Oakley Beginner

    Messages:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    0
    how do you finish polishing ang sanding with the 150grit?
     
  8. Oakley-olic

    Oakley-olic Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

    Messages:
    1,683
    Trophy Points:
    523
    I just picked up a beat pair of Juliet's that I will polish. Has anyone ever tried oven cleaner to removed the anodizing? I have used it several times on anodized aluminum, polished a Yamaha R1 frame, strips the finish without harming the aluminum. I then use 600, 800 then 2000 grit before buffer polishing. I use Blue Magic for final detail.
     
  9. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

    Messages:
    6,618
    Trophy Points:
    903
    xmetal surfaces are not anodised. the xmetal colorway is a raw surface, and plasma is essentially a full metal jacket coating. remember this is all titanium alloy as well so its a much harder time polishing than aluminium which is soft.. power tools definitely needed lol