Thanks for sharing ur thoughts mateDevalued? Depends on the model, condition, customisation and finally I would add "who did it".
This is only my opinion, but as things evolve as pieces will need to be restored will change the way these items are viewed.
- MODEL: If you are talking about a rare model this has intrinsic value (including serial numbers).
- Condition: whilst this can be in the eye of the beholder as some people like "stressed looks". To me an old beat up pair of non-serialised plasma are likely to be only worth the value of the X-Metal itself. By that I mean the finish can be improved on or even changed due to the tough nature of the material.
- Customisation: I guess this could be subjective, but my feeling and that of other forum members, is that paint is really not the way to go. Good as a party piece, but not for keeps. On the other hand anodizing, plating and Ti coatings (which evoque the standard finishes) could be very desirable.
- Who: There are a number of forum members, as you know, that do really impressive work with these frames. Some you could say are finishes that Oakley could/should have produced as they are so nice. @THE X-MAN and @InfiniteHero . I can see these actually adding value compared an original tired plasma frame. I personally think that the aforementioned could even add their own identifier on the finish to show off their work.
I personally think it would. If it is OK I would be tempted to leave it as is. Romeo frames are a little different to others as they are the first and not many people hoarded them like other models. A lot of unboxed/non-OEM rubber and lenses. In other words, yours could be in a relatively good condition compared to the average pair. Ultimately your call though.Thanks for sharing ur thoughts mate
i have a Xmetal Romeo 1 with no issues on the coating serialized starting with 1..... i was wondering if i make a custom paint on this frame and the serial is gone woul it lose its value.Always meaning that the new coating-finish would be perfectly done