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  1. cacatman

    cacatman Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I've been recently purchasing some stuff from an ex Oakley director of sales in Adelaide, Australia and scored a Training Tool Kit with UV Flashlight and a pair of Chrome Frogskins which allegedly was given to him by a painter at Oakley HQ who was apparently experimenting with different chrome finishes.

    I don't have any reason to disbelieve him as he has a knowledge of products, has photos from visits and recounts numerous interesting anecdotes about the company itself from the time he was working there.

    Having said that, of course, it's near impossible to prove where these sunglasses came from and if I were to try to sell them, no doubt, any prospective buyer would want undeniable proof, which I cannot provide. In anywise, I'd be reluctant to part with them unless I got a very good offer, because I do believe they are legit (in my opinion, source is trustworthy!!).

    I'd like to give a shout out to @SOULfulFROG who I wrote to re: possible authenticity and he (like many others in this forum) was unbelievably approachable, knowledgeable and helpful (like many others in this forum). Thanks for making this a really incredible community to be part of.

    The photos of the frogskins also show the blemishes on the back which may or may not help to add weight to authenticity. Of course, it might be as a result of lenses being replaced or usage etc.

    re: the Training Kit.
    I have never even heard of it before, but I thought it was pretty cool, and have taken some shots to share with you. If any of you have more info, write in the comments below! I'd be interested. Thanks!

    The set comes with a flathead screwdriver, a UV light (to simulate the photochromic lenses change during bright sunlight), a sharpie texta (!!), cleaning spray, a factory Oakley MF cloth, a small packet of ballbearings (that are fired at lenses), a steel spike which can be used to demonstrate strength of lenses (by dropping onto lenses), demo CDs and 3 containers filled with granules of the lens materials. One piece seems to be missing (see first picture). I have no idea what that was for.

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  2. sOuLfUlFoRg

    sOuLfUlFoRg Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    The frog looks great and to me looks a bit like a custom but that may be just the experiments the worker was doing. Chrome is a process that is very involved. It isn't just paint. It involves electronic connections positive and negative to the frame in a bath of some sort of solution. Chrome beads are added and the charge is increased. It literally melts the beads to the frame. Aka fmj.

    It was my pleasure to help you and i hope I did. They look really cool. Let me know if your ever interested in selling them. If it's a prototype that's very cool.

    Take care.

    Soulfulfrog
     
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  3. cacatman

    cacatman Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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  4. Nortika

    Nortika Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    That's a great story, the frogs look awesome, the thing missing from your kit is the thumb drive! I bought the same kit off of a member here.
     
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  5. washi me sensie

    washi me sensie The Oakley R┼Źnin

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    awesome pair.... and that kit looks amazing!
     
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  6. Dyeraudio

    Dyeraudio Juliet Enthusiast

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    Awesome kit....USB drive seems to be missing.....great grab. 3 containers hold Black Iridium, Clear & Persimmon Plutonite.


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  7. cyclerdoug

    cyclerdoug Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    That is very cool stuff there man! Nice pickup!
     
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  8. pjd1234

    pjd1234 X METAL NERD

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    Niiice
     
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  9. OakleyFrankFMJ

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

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    Congrats.



    USB drive ......echo......echoooo.....echooooooooo
     
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  10. Durty66

    Durty66 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Congrats!