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  1. bouncing_boy77

    bouncing_boy77 Oakley Enthusiast

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    i have two sets of icons for my half jackets, one is silver and one is gold. i was just wondering if they were really molded from that color or they were just painted? reason i asked is that if they were just painted, then most probably the base color for the icon would be black and what do i need to take off the paint and make them black. i really don't wanna paint them over as they're too small anyways.

    any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks.
     
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  2. I believe Dr. Chop just said recently in another thread that all the icons are a chrome base and that the paint can be stripped with acetone.
    Here is the original thread its from-

    http://www.oakleyforum.com/threads/...-for-racing-jacket-oakley-reps-no-help.18180/
     
  3. bouncing_boy77

    bouncing_boy77 Oakley Enthusiast

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    ^^^ thanks man!

    if it's just chrome underneath, that works for me too. now to try and get some acetone!
     
  4. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    the icons are metal, and i believed were coated or anodised. underneath, it is a MIRROR finish silver.

    to get flat black, you will have to paint them
     
  5. bouncing_boy77

    bouncing_boy77 Oakley Enthusiast

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    yeah, just dipped them in acetone and the chrome is still a bit to yellow for me. not sure though if they are metal. i think i'll just paint them now that i've stripped the coating.
     
  6. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    Its metal for sure, but if you cut through the chrome layer, its a goldish yellow metal, like brass or something. Usually i just use paint thinner and the paint wrinkles off, then i just wipe it right off
     
  7. bouncing_boy77

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    thanks! yeah, i'm down to that goldish yellow metal. i'll just have to see how it'll look on the frame then decide later if i wanna paint over it.
     
  8. dr.chop

    dr.chop Oakley Expert

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    you went way too far. you simply use a Q Tip cotton swab and soak it in acetone or lacquer thinner and rub until the top color is gone. I have NEVER soaked them since that breaks apart the metal top from the plastic filler part under. That's a bad thing if you stripped off the chrome if you want an "anodized" look...for matte opaque colors, no problem, paint it...
     
  9. bouncing_boy77

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    hey doc, thanks for chiming in. i only used nail polish remover, which i think might be the same strenght as acetone. here's how it looks now:

    Question On Icons - IMAG0938_zpseb5f783e.jpg

    i'll see how it'll look on the frame and decide if i wanna paint over it.
     
  10. dr.chop

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    that is clean...chrome is still in tact and you can do lots with that. looks fine to me lol