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Discussion in 'Oakley X-Metal Discussion' started by Bronzefunk, 2/24/16.

  1. Bronzefunk

    Bronzefunk Premium Member Lifetime Member

    I found this pic on the inter-webs and I have never seen an X Metal in this shade before.
    I know X-man and Dr Chop and IH do customizations but Im asking if anyone knows specifically who did this piece in Red or who does this work specifically.
    Im looking to get a cost estimate for getting an XS into a very similar look

    Is is painted?
    or is it anodized?
    or is it Cerakoted?
    or is it something else?
    or is it possibly a fake? (looks legit to me)

    [Useful info/insight is greatly appreciated but if you don't have anything useful to add please just move along.]

    Thanks


    Custom Red Romeo 1 info - Romeo-RED.jpg
     
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  2. jdd32

    jdd32

    @zwc0442 are you painting metals again?
     
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  3. zwc0442

    zwc0442 Premium Member Lifetime Member

    I do have something like that I am just finishing up. I'll have a few pics of it tomorrow.
     

  4. Bronzefunk

    Bronzefunk Premium Member Lifetime Member

    Cant wait to see!
     

  5. jdd32

    jdd32

    Regarding that R1, it looks pearlescent candy red. Definitely not anodized and i'm not sure cerakote have something that fancy. It's a definite paint job of some sort.
     
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  6. Bronzefunk

    Bronzefunk Premium Member Lifetime Member

    I see, interesting cuz I'm definitely looking for something 'candy red-ish' and flashy, I haven't seen that look in other custom XM frames, with the exception of some anodized pairs. but this clearly looks different from anodizing.
    Can you tell me; I assume paint is less robust than Cerakote? and will be more easily prone to deterioration?
     
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  7. jdd32

    jdd32

    It depends on the paint used. Cerakote, durakote, single/multi stage, powder coat, they're all paint systems relying on physical bonding to the substrate. The money is in the quality of prep and the system used. Eg $5 spray can won't last the day. Likewise an amateur doing cerakote can deliver crappy results. I'm not a paint guy, so I'll leave it to master painters to chime in
     
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  8. zwc0442

    zwc0442 Premium Member Lifetime Member

    Titanium won't anodize red by the way. It'll go pink but that about as close to red as it will go.
     
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  9. Bronzefunk

    Bronzefunk Premium Member Lifetime Member

    for arguments sake check this out
    Does this look anodized? to my non-expert eye it does
    Its definitely red.
    Of course that doesn't mean its necessarily Titanium but the parts don't look like obvious fakes.
    its true though that I almost never see Red Juliets unless its paint or cerakote which is why I saved these pics, so unique looking


    Custom Red Romeo 1 info - 20150604_072819.jpg Custom Red Romeo 1 info - 20150604_073037.jpg Custom Red Romeo 1 info - 20150604_114435.jpg Custom Red Romeo 1 info - 20150619_092818.jpg Custom Red Romeo 1 info - 20150619_092837.jpg
     

  10. jdd32

    jdd32

    Painted
     
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