I picked up a Pewter Crosshair off eBay for $40 bucks. There were some marks along the earpiece near the icon, and the paint had been chipping off in certain areas.
This was what I had been looking for since O put up Crosshair lenses online at the Vault.(i know they cost the same, but whatever). I've been wanting to polish up a Crosshair for the longest time.
So I took the frame into my garage, took the earpieces off and tried various different solvents in an effort to remove the paint. Acetone, silver cleaner, wd-40, goo-gone...a couple more I don't remember at the moment...none of which worked.
So I took out my Dremel and threw a wire wheel into the chuck and just went to town on the section of earpiece behind the sock. The paint just flew off and left a nice shiny surface behind. I switched from the carbon steel to a stainless wire wheel after the first round and that gave it a slightly nicer sheen. So I took to the rest of the frame. Up around the nose piece, near the hinges...until the whole frame was clean. I ended up pulling bits of wire out of my hair for a couple hours, but it was well worth it.
So I ordered up some Ice lenses from the Vault, and a black and white set of earsocks...what do you think?
edit: The more I look at the frames under fluorescent light, I can see spots I missed when polishing...I'll need to touch them up tonight when I get home. hehe