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  1. DrtyHarry

    DrtyHarry Oakley Collector

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    Been looking for a while to get a nice XM finish Penny...was going to get new red lenses for it and have the X-Man tune them. But all I have been seeing is polished and titanium frames.

    Sooo...I picked up this pair of Pennys that cost me $270. Just tuned by the X-Man and it has a serial number. The finish is in really nice condition...I just hate sending frames that are in good condition out to be refinished.

    So do I send the X-Man these perfectly tuned frames and just have him refinish them in X-Metal....or do I just add them to my collection, keep them as is, and continue to look for an XM Penny...or an even cheaper non serial Penny? THOUGHTS??

    Thanks!
     
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  2. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Does the serial start with "PC"? Or "XM"? The serial or at least the prefix would help to answer your question.
    What is the "donor"?
     
  3. LostinOhio

    LostinOhio Oakley Enthusiast

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    He keeps the serial if I'm not mistaken?
     
  4. OakleyFrankFMJ

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

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  5. LostinOhio

    LostinOhio Oakley Enthusiast

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    No to the question or no to the statement?
     
  6. DrtyHarry

    DrtyHarry Oakley Collector

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    Not sure what the serial is yet and I have yet to get donor lenses. It has black iridiums on them, but will be getting new lenses for ALL my Pennies as soon as I find the right person to help me.
     
  7. DrtyHarry

    DrtyHarry Oakley Collector

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    I have also seen some deals on some Oakley polarized ruby red GLASSES that are NIB sell for under $100...I could buy those and us those lenses as a donor. BUT....I need to know what lenses to look for...
     
  8. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    X-man offers the option whether or not to keep the serial. If you choose to keep it, it's in a small rectangle with original finish backing.

    But really, once you refinish it, the serial's meaningless.

    I would suggest patience, wait to find a beater pair on the cheap. If you don't find one then you can still get this pair refinished later.

    Many newbies make the mistake of getting too much too quickly. Take your time and you stretch out the enjoyment of the hunt, and usually end up with a better deal.
     
  9. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

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    Anything with base curve 8.75, pretty much all of which will be bigger than Penny lenses. There's a thread in the custom forum about which lenses can be cut for which frame.

    Personally, I wouldn't even consider refinishing a frame unless I had more than one of that SKU. I'd keep that one stock and carry on the search for an original x-metal. But that's me, it's up to you what you do :)
     
  10. supersharp

    supersharp X-Metal Connoisseur Premium Member

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    Add to your collection and keep going. Don't ruin a serialized pair. Just my opinion.