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Discussion in 'Oakley X-Metal Discussion' started by saulsaul, 2/20/16.

  1. saulsaul

    saulsaul Premium Member

    From a carbon Juliet.

    I've searched but I can't find a clear and comprehensive guide to transforming non polished XMetals to Polished customs. Is that info out there?
     

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  3. Oakley-olic

    Oakley-olic Premium Member Lifetime Member

    I start with 600 grit and work my way up to 2000 grit. Then I use a Dremel with felt pads and Blue Magic. It is best to disassemble the bridge but if you cant don't overheat the bridge with the Dremel, it could damage the rubber parts.
     

  4. saulsaul

    saulsaul Premium Member

    That's useful thanks. To do a clean job in the orbital is it necessary to dismantle the bridge?
     

  5. jdd32

    jdd32

    to do a proper polishing job you need to disassemble the entire frame. There's more than one way to skin a cat but ultimately you're just hitting it with sand paper gradually with increased fine grit and then buffing it up. It's not that technical, just extremely time consuming if you want a proper mirror like finish. A "half-assed" job takes about 1 hour. A fine mirror finish can easily take 6 hours depending on how much attention you pay to the details
     

  6. saulsaul

    saulsaul Premium Member

    Thanks - advice from a pro :)
     

  7. jdd32

    jdd32

    oh and if you think polishing an R1 or Juliet is hard, wait till you do a Penny.. definitely feels like getting paid pennies to do a " @Wicked " Penny ;)
     
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  8. Wicked

    Wicked Premium Member

    Show it off :)
     
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  9. supersharp

    supersharp Premium Member Lifetime Member

    Yes, Do show it. :)
     

  10. jdd32

    jdd32

    This was about 2 weeks ago. I go at it every once in awhile when i recover from all the hand jobs

    cue Frank jokes ;)

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