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Old 07-10-2014, 01:51 PM #1
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Poor milling on ASA

I purchased a 2.0 OLED, and when it arrived I quickly noticed very obvious imperfections in the milling of the ASA. I know these are handmade markers, but for $1,500 I expected clean milling throughout the body. I'm going to give DLX a call tonight to see what they say about it, but wanted to see if anybody else experienced the same or similar and what ended up happening; did you call DLX or just live with it?
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Old 07-10-2014, 02:13 PM #2
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Can't say I've ever seen any signs of "poor milling" in any of the Luxes that have passed through my hands. If you think yours is an exception, you can try calling them. I wouldn't wait until night time to call though. They close at 5 PM eastern.
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Old 07-10-2014, 02:18 PM #3
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Thanks for the heads up. Will give em a call now.
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Old 07-10-2014, 02:29 PM #4
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Old 07-10-2014, 03:35 PM #5
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These were the clearest shots I was able to capture; looks even worse in person. Maybe I'm just being a bit OCD, but I guess I expected perfection for a marker of this tier. If this was a 300 dollar marker, I wouldn't care at all; but for $1500, cosmetic imperfections such as these aren't acceptable in my opinion. Anybody else have anything like this on their Luxe's?



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Old 07-10-2014, 03:45 PM #6
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on my 1 and 1.5 its smooth. i would give them a call and see whats up. the cuts are proper but i see what you are talking about with those tooling marks.
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Old 07-10-2014, 03:48 PM #7
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on my 1 and 1.5 its smooth. i would give them a call and see whats up. the cuts are proper but i see what you are talking about with those tooling marks.
Ya. I spoke with Mike and sent him these same two photos. Just waiting to hear back.
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Old 07-10-2014, 05:44 PM #8
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Me and my team mates oled Asa's look like that too
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Old 07-10-2014, 06:57 PM #9
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Looks fine to me
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:05 PM #10
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Those are normal. They show up more on certain Anno's than others.
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:36 PM #11
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It happens all the time on Bob Long guns too.
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Old 07-10-2014, 09:01 PM #12
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Thanks for the responses guys. Guess I was being a bit obsessive about em due to the amount I paid for the marker. But if they aren't out of the ordinary, especially for a more visible anno, then I can't really be complaining about them.



On a side note, how many cases of paint does it typically take to break in a Luxe? Wanting to know when I can finally fine tune this thing.
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:21 AM #13
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Mine settled down after 4
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Old 07-11-2014, 04:44 PM #14
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i too had this on my oled luxe and when i spoke about it everybdy thought i was full of ****

on a vcom i ad it showed too on the body

pe has extremely good finish idk wtf they do but they do it right
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Old 07-11-2014, 05:26 PM #15
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i too had this on my oled luxe and when i spoke about it everybdy thought i was full of ****

on a vcom i ad it showed too on the body

pe has extremely good finish idk wtf they do but they do it right
B.L and Dlx mill there bodies out of block of aluminum where as from what I was told P.E has there bodies cast and then does a finish milling on the inside but not sure how true that is
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Old 07-12-2014, 12:39 PM #16
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B.L and Dlx mill there bodies out of block of aluminum where as from what I was told P.E has there bodies cast and then does a finish milling on the inside but not sure how true that is
then bl and dlx should do it like pe

do u have any idea which process is better??
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Old 07-12-2014, 12:54 PM #17
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Milling a gun or anything for that matter out of a block of billet aluminum is way stronger then a casting it. Casting is just cheaper and faster and requires less milling to get to the final shape...
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Old 07-12-2014, 12:56 PM #18
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Eclipse does not cast the gun bodies on their high end guns. They're milled from a solid billet block of aluminum. That "myth" has been verbally debunked on a couple of occasions by Jack Wood. He even posted photos at one time to prove it although I have no idea where you'd find them now. Buried somewhere in the Eclipse forum I suppose.
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then bl and dlx should do it like pe

do u have any idea which process is better??
DLX should do nothing like PE.

Next time when we are at the same field..... We can compare marker consistency, feel, shot quality, kick... Pick your poison...

My luxe vs your 3.1...... Deal?

On edit- it was a joke towards batman. I see him at local fields some times and OP I've seen some of the lighter colored new ones look like that. I know that feeling tho, a lot of coin and want perfection.
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Old 07-12-2014, 09:31 PM #20
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Eclipse does not cast the gun bodies on their high end guns. They're milled from a solid billet block of aluminum. That "myth" has been verbally debunked on a couple of occasions by Jack Wood. He even posted photos at one time to prove it although I have no idea where you'd find them now. Buried somewhere in the Eclipse forum I suppose.
I've always heard that they were cast also.. And that that was one of the reasons why eclipse never offers gloss annos
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Old 07-12-2014, 11:42 PM #21
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Naumoff42, it's easy enough to contact PE directly if you feel the need for verification. Besides, casting vs milling would have nothing to do with the anno finish anyway. There have been plenty of eclipse guns done in gloss by "aftermarket" annodizers. If I had to speculate, their use of dust only is a decision based on durability. They are kind of big on that.
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