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How To Remove Your Desk Dives

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Gazzla

Hey Gang

 

The clasp on my Omega SMP seems to have taken a desk dive bashing. One minute it was pristine, the next it's proper fucked. :facepalm:

 

So I decided to give it a bit of TLC. For those new to this here's a little tutorial:

 

 

First, remove the head. You don't even want to attempt this with the head on. Here's the strap and as you can see its taken some hits:

 

 

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Next, arm yourself with the required weapons. You'll need some Scotchbrite or a scourer. I prefer the ones with a sponge; they're easier to use. A toothbrush and some cotton buds:

 

 

 

 

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Next, give the strap a damn good clean using soapy water and your toothbrush. Dry thoroughly. This is where you need your cotton buds. Get into every nook and cranny because you want no moisture before proceeding to the next step.

 

Next, in a firm, sweeping motion 'polish' your clasp with your Scotchbrite or whatever you have. Keep moving in the same direction as the existing brush detail. After a few minutes inspect your strap to see how you are getting on. Continue until the clasp is blemish free.

 

 

 

 

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Next, give it another clean with soapy water and dry thoroughly. Find your favourite polishing cloth and give it a good polish:

 

 

 

 

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And that's it you're done. Crack open a beer and admire your work. 20 minutes from start to finish. :beer2:

 

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After:

 

 

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Gaz :D

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greg_r

Wait! Where's the belt sander? Or the blowtorch?

 

Bloody noobs...

 

 

:giggle:

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Moondustesp

Will give this a go nice guide. Thanks

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Duzza

Nice one. A couple of gentle passes with some cape code afterwards gives a nice final finish.

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JerAnt

Great tutorial - and timely for me as I‘m about to do the same thing.

 

Only question - is that a gen Scotchbrite, or a replica ...? :-)

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SliceMaster

Good work there Gazzla very impressive....now sell me that watch :giggle:

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Gazzla

Nice one. A couple of gentle passes with some cape code afterwards gives a nice final finish.

 

Yes, I did, but the noobs reading this will fuck it up with Cape Cod . . .

 

:rofl:

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Big Adam
Great tutorial - and timely for me as I‘m about to do the same thing.

 

Only question - is that a gen Scotchbrite, or a replica ...? :-)

I can tell you it's a Tesco toothbrush.

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pickledbeetroot

i have the same toothbrush :D

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deju

Desk dives? Fuck me it looks like you have been rock climbing!

 

Well done on the outcome. Top marks

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Mariner89

Jesus man you may have just saved the day for me :D

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Gazzla

Desk dives? Fuck me it looks like you have been rock climbing!

 

Well done on the outcome. Top marks

 

 

Haha! Cheers!

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Gazzla

Jesus man you may have just saved the day for me :D

 

 

Care to elaborate? :D

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Robin195959

Excellent job and tutorial. 20mins too. Impressive.

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Edge22

i have the same toothbrush :D

 

That's what you think, it's YOUR toothbrush he's using.

 

Thank's for the guide Gaz, may come in handy sometime.

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Ruski91

Next demo - scratches on polished metal :) pretty please

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metalmickey

Oooooh. Looks good.

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TheSav

Nice job!

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gmchris

Nice one that's been my monthly ritual foe a while now. I put the sponge (asda smartprice pack of 8 for 40p - used to be 19p Wtf?) on my wooden chopping board and rub the clasp back and forth, it creates a 'rut' in the pad that makes the clasp track straight.

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Thenew1

Thanks for the info. Need to do this to my Sub soon.

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Gazzla

Next demo - scratches on polished metal :) pretty please

 

That's a whole different ball game and much longer than 20 mins . . . :D

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Cubic Hare

Good info here, thanks Gaz

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Gazzla

Thanks for the info. Need to do this to my Sub soon.

Great tutorial, thanks for sharing!! :thumbsup:

Good info here, thanks Gaz

 

 

Thanks chaps, you're welcome. :thumbsup:

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