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  1. Razerwire

    Razerwire And then there was X...

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    Thanks to JOBEN I'll have a 24K XX coming my way soon!

    There are two scuffs on the right stem though and I was wondering if anyone here has any ideas of patching up the scuff on the gold stem?

    I'm wondering if matching the paint and dry brushing it would help it blend in better with the X-Metal finish?

    How reflective is the gold paint? I'm hoping that a paint place can match the paint.
     
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  2. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    I would tend to not try to paint it. I believe it is electroplated or similar, so you risk making it worse..the alcohols in the paint could further damage the finish..
     
  3. dcl10

    dcl10 Oakley Beginner

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    It's not paint, its a powder coat using 24k gold dust. It would be impossible to match with paint, and you'd be better of leaving it as is. Very few places do this, but if you did find one, for a single piece it would easily be $100+ as the setup is what costs the money.
     
  4. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    POWDERCOATED. that explains that beautiful finish. mmm..
     
  5. Razerwire

    Razerwire And then there was X...

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    So it's a powder coat? Damn.

    So even if I do manage to cover up the patches with it being a powder coat there's a good chance if it being worn off in other places right?
     
  6. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    yeah well itll always wear, unless you dont use them.. i think if youre gonna be using them dont worry about it?
     
  7. Razerwire

    Razerwire And then there was X...

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    Yeah I'll definitely be wearing them. I guess I can always keep looking for another pair as well.
     
  8. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    yeah.. i figure its not worth spending money to fix something that will just wear away again after use.. may as well keep them as is, and it'll be more functional, and you wont worry about them as much
     
  9. ucdavis4PT0gpa

    ucdavis4PT0gpa THE BEST IS YET TO COME

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    I have taken an additional set of earsocks and trimmed them to fit the wear spot locations. Mine doesn't have any, but I know where it occurs (back of the regular earsock location). I've slid the earsocks on and found where they sit tight and then trimmed just right. Basically with this set up you have the entire earstem covered from the front of the regular earsock all the way back to the tip of the earstem. This can work to prevent wear going foward...it can also serve to cover up existing wear in that location.

    If your scuffs are in locations other than that, not sure...I'll have to look at mine when I get home and think about it.