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  1. D-Man

    D-Man Oakley Beginner

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    Having seen Ceracoted X-Metals, I am wondering if anyone has sent in their frames to get them Plasma Vapor Deposition coated. It seems this would be the ultimate in durable finishes, and would look pretty neat.
     
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  2. OakleyFrankFMJ

    OakleyFrankFMJ The Legend - - Vlad the Impaler Premium Member Lifetime Member

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  3. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    The durability of PVD coatings can vary depending on what material is being used for the coating and how thickly it is applied.

    I'm not sure an "average" PVD would be more durable than cerakote but IDK.

    Oakley has released some PVD coated watches ("ion plated") and they have been sensitive to wear and scratching. I've never seen a PVD x-metal frame.
     
  4. qtrain23

    qtrain23 3D Printing Protege

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    Yea it's been done.
     
  5. THE X-MAN

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

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    Just another gimmick.
     
  6. D-Man

    D-Man Oakley Beginner

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    Thanks for the replies. Looking for the most durable finish coating, sounds like the X-Metal is still near the top?
     
  7. THE X-MAN

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

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    Actually I think the plasma is the most durable finish