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  1. Stockboy85

    Stockboy85 Oakley Beginner

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    I purchased a pair of XX X Metals from a Vault store in Texas back in 2004/2005 with no box (they were in the clearance case). They are serial number XP000800.

    Scratched Nose Bridge - 1st Gen Plasma XX - 4ZUCCBa.jpg

    I've always loved that the nose bridge was a brass/copper color, but didn't really realize that it wasn't the norm until I started collecting Oakley stuff a few years later.

    Scratched Nose Bridge - 1st Gen Plasma XX - QBp6UsF.jpg

    These have been my daily wear glasses since the day I purchased them. A few weeks ago, while on my friend's boat, the nose bridge got scratched when they got knocked off my head and fell onto a metal stair case.

    Scratched Nose Bridge - 1st Gen Plasma XX - HZtrjKn.jpg

    Is there any way to really fix this? I know that the weird copper/brass nose piece color has been seen by some other people, but does anyone know how to match it? I know I could send my glasses to X-Man and get him to refinish the entire set, but I also know that it won't be exactly the same as the original plasma finish and after 10 ish years wearing these glasses, I'm kind of sentimental about them.
     
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  2. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Before you dismiss using @THE X-MAN, I suggest you first contact him and see what he says. Maybe he can take care of that. Seems like he's been upping his game lately, though it was already great to start.
     
  3. THE X-MAN

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    12000 grit micromesh pads
     
  4. ajirbl

    ajirbl Oakley Enthusiast

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    If you want to fix that without taking it apart I can help. What has happened there is the titanium has actually oxidized and the scratch removed the oxide layer. It can be fixed quite easily.

    Message me.
     
  5. Stockboy85

    Stockboy85 Oakley Beginner

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    Would that buff out the scratch or take off the oxidation?
     
  6. THE X-MAN

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

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    My best guess is it will blend out the scratch,if they in fact hit the ground it's a scratch .buff them out lightly and they will be fine.
     
  7. ajirbl

    ajirbl Oakley Enthusiast

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    But if he buffs them out then he loses the "copper/brass" color. Spot anodizing this the only option to "fix" the scratch without losing the color.
     
  8. THE X-MAN

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

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    Well stockboy......i think you got a guy who can help.
     
  9. Stockboy85

    Stockboy85 Oakley Beginner

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    Thanks for the help! I'm going to try it "fix" them this weekend!
     
  10. kronin323

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