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Discussion in 'Oakley X-Metal Discussion' started by TheOakleyConnoissuer, 5/7/12.
is there something(s) specific that makes them x-metals?
Besides the fact that they are made from X-Metal?
Or they were made in the now defunct X-Metal plant in Nevada?
That's about it!
Hope this helps a bit.
"X-Metal" is a mixed metal Oakley makes, it contains 25 different types of metal althought Titanium is one that they use a little higher precentage, they are made below sea level due to extreme temperatures and the cooling process if any moisture hits the metal before its cool it will explode. they also use a special type of mold that has to be made for every pair due to the heat it destroys the molds each time one pair is made."
Where is that quote from?
ok thanks just wanted to clear that up, didnt know if was something specific
This sounds like marketing BS. There's no way they have to make a new mold every time. It wouldn't be financially feasible to make them if that were true.
Maybe they used silicone molds like they use at Subway when they heat up my foot long. :blink:
The 25 different metals might be correct. Have also my doubts on the mold.
If you watch the x metal plant video you see a mold with many frames not just one.
Check these out....the LAST X-Metal pour.....
Final Pour: Oakley X Metal, Nevada on Vimeo
OAKLEY X METAL on Vimeo
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