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Discussion in 'Oakley Sunglasses Discussion' started by Herbsley, 8/18/11.

  1. Herbsley


    Okay so the donor Hijinx have been ordered and should be with me by the weekend.
    I figured that the way to go would be the white frame, as it's a blank canvas. Also the icons are the same colour, which means no mismatching once the spray-painting begins.

    Managed to pick some up new for £49.
    I've already got some white Hijinx of course, that I was tempted to use regardless, but I'll wait until the new ones turn up, as they will hopefully be pretty much untouched and therefore less skin oils etc to stop paint from adhering to the frame.

    I picked up some gold Tamiya polycarbonate spray paint. I hope this works - as I picked the polycarb stuff for a bit of flexibility in the paint, otherwise it might crack as you are moving the frame or putting the lenses in.

    I'm not going with a primer either, for the same reason, so I'll just use a couple of coats of paint.

    I haven't bought any clear laquer yet, as again flexibility will be an issue so I'm looking for the right one.
    Hope to get started on this at the weekend. I'll post up pics as I progress.


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  2. Oakley_Sight


    I suspect you will need to key the glasses for the paint to adhere to. Try a light rub down on the frame with some 1200 wet & dry. I'd be very interested to see the results once its done. Please post the pic's.

  3. Herbsley


    Good call.
    I was half-thinking of this, but didn't know which grade to use. Thanks for the advice mate.

  4. Oakleynerd

    Oakleynerd Staff Member Premium Member

    sounds interesting . . .
    we will see how it ends up.
    good luck!

  5. jonoyong

    jonoyong Staff Member Premium Member

    i'll be waiting for the pics as well dude!

    sidenote: i didn't do any wipedown before hand. maybe i should have. ha! ooo and i'm doing an O-Project this wkend as well. just waiting for some lenses to arrive.

  6. jonoyong

    jonoyong Staff Member Premium Member

    how's the GoldHijinx coming along dude? =) my lenses just arrived today.

    "SplatterBrook" Edition w/Chrome Iridium

    The GOLDjinx Project - p1020215bn.jpg

  7. Herbsley


    Good work on the splatters.

    I did some practice spraying at the weekend to try and get the effect I was after, before starting the GOLDjinx job proper last night.

    Then I promptly ran out of paint after about a minute.

    Obviously practiced too much :rolleyes:

    Will finish job later this week.

  8. Herbsley


    End product. Matte finish.

    The GOLDjinx Project - p1070469.jpg

    The GOLDjinx Project - p1070470z.jpg

    The GOLDjinx Project - p1070471b.jpg
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  9. Oakleynerd

    Oakleynerd Staff Member Premium Member

    is it "gold fade"? with bronze lenses?
    looks like a pretty clean job....

    would you list every step?

    oh ya
    WOW nice work!!! RESPECT.

  10. yoshi1984


    awesome job herbsley!
    are these going to be a display only piece?

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