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  1. Oakley-olic

    Oakley-olic Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Priced right I bought this neglected one for spare parts. It was moderately scratched, bottom button was stuck in, the bezel coating was pealing, dead battery and dirty enough to be a health hazard. First a good bath in the ultrasonic cleaner. Removed the back, crown and movement. To check the bezel I had to remove the crystal. Now with a pile of parts that I had no immediate need for I started thinking on a little custom work. The coating was coming off the bezel so I tried polishing but the metal had a gold tint to it. I ended up blasting it and airbrushing to match the hands. Soaked the button in Triflow and got it working. Refinished all the case and band pieces, still some fine tuning to go. More airbrushing and reassembly.

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  2. barok0208

    barok0208 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Wow! Awesome result man.. it turned out really good!
     
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  3. OakleyFrankFMJ

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

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    Holy sheeeeeeeeeeet dude.

    That's sick
     
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  4. Oakley-olic

    Oakley-olic Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Thanks, was a ton of fun to do.

    Thanks Frank. Thinking about doing another with a blue dial.
     
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  5. Dieseltech

    Dieseltech Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Man you did a good job! It looks great!
     
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  6. Barricade

    Barricade Oakley Enthusiast

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    Back from the dead! That's impressive.
     
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  7. X-Metal Beast

    X-Metal Beast Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    OMG, that's freaking amazing. Nicer than any OEM or custom MM that I've seen.

    May I ask where did you get the color rings for it? Are those readily available? ebay? Amazon?

    Tagging some people who might like to see this beauty.
    @Dnkeyhnter @Rusty M @Hellmut77 @bean323 @Ingrassiajr7

    Thanks for sharing
     
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  8. mongoose_09

    mongoose_09 Oakley Enthusiast

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    That is freaking awesome. Great job!
     
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  9. Ingrassiajr7

    Ingrassiajr7 Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    WOW! This is Beautiful!
     
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  10. Dyeraudio

    Dyeraudio Juliet Enthusiast

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    Awesome job Matt!!!!
     
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