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  1. TheOakleyConnoissuer

    TheOakleyConnoissuer Oakley Beginner

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    is there something(s) specific that makes them x-metals?
     
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  2. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Besides the fact that they are made from X-Metal?

    Or they were made in the now defunct X-Metal plant in Nevada?

    That's about it!
     
  3. Aprilia Man

    Aprilia Man Oakley Beginner

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    Hope this helps a bit.

    "X-Metal" is a mixed metal Oakley makes, it contains 25 different types of metal althought Titanium is one that they use a little higher precentage, they are made below sea level due to extreme temperatures and the cooling process if any moisture hits the metal before its cool it will explode. they also use a special type of mold that has to be made for every pair due to the heat it destroys the molds each time one pair is made."
     
  4. bad fishy

    bad fishy Oakley Expert

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    Where is that quote from?
     
  5. TheOakleyConnoissuer

    TheOakleyConnoissuer Oakley Beginner

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    ok thanks just wanted to clear that up, didnt know if was something specific
     
  6. qtrain23

    qtrain23 3D Printing Protege

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    This sounds like marketing BS. There's no way they have to make a new mold every time. It wouldn't be financially feasible to make them if that were true.
     
  7. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Maybe they used silicone molds like they use at Subway when they heat up my foot long. :blink:
     
  8. Aprilia Man

    Aprilia Man Oakley Beginner

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    The 25 different metals might be correct. Have also my doubts on the mold.
     
  9. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    If you watch the x metal plant video you see a mold with many frames not just one.
     
  10. Dyeraudio

    Dyeraudio Juliet Enthusiast

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