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metalmickey

My missus thought she was in for a treat when I turned up with a bag of brillo pads...

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sunbites

Dremel does a brilliant job too.

 

But can go horribly wrong if you don't know what you're doing. Like me, the first time . . . :facepalm:

 

Hmmm, really? What did you do?

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Gazzla

Dremel does a brilliant job too.

 

But can go horribly wrong if you don't know what you're doing. Like me, the first time . . . :facepalm:

 

Hmmm, really? What did you do?

 

 

Tried to refurb a brushed SS case and fucked the bezel . . .

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sunbites

Dremel does a brilliant job too.

 

But can go horribly wrong if you don't know what you're doing. Like me, the first time . . . :facepalm:

 

Hmmm, really? What did you do?

 

 

Tried to refurb a brushed SS case and fucked the bezel . . .

 

I've fucked up a gen rolex bracelet like that. Tho I went the Apple route and made it into a 'feature' lol

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Bluenose

Would you think this would work the same for a titanium case? I've a PAM 177 homage, as a daily beater. It has a quite a few light marks on the case sides.

 

Yep, but titanium is slightly softer so act accordingly.

 

Following this I worked on 177 titanium homage, and the difference is great

 

BEFORE

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AFTER

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the difference is even better in the flesh.

 

thanks Gaz

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Gazzla

Would you think this would work the same for a titanium case? I've a PAM 177 homage, as a daily beater. It has a quite a few light marks on the case sides.

 

Yep, but titanium is slightly softer so act accordingly.

 

Following this I worked on 177 titanium homage, and the difference is great

 

the difference is even better in the flesh.

 

thanks Gaz

 

 

Good work sir! Looks fab. :D

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Nikosaldente

Great tutorial! I'll try it with my PO and post photos before and after, probably this weekend!

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Thanks Gaz

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Nikosaldente

With a lot of patience and little elbow grease, I made it!

No macro lense for this one Gaz, but you get the picture!

Many thanks for sharing your insight!

Photos now:

 

Before:

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After:

 

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Cheers!

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Gazzla

With a lot of patience and little elbow grease, I made it!

No macro lense for this one Gaz, but you get the picture!

Many thanks for sharing your insight!

 

Cheers!

 

Looks great! Well done sir!

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Nikosaldente

With a lot of patience and little elbow grease, I made it!

No macro lense for this one Gaz, but you get the picture!

Many thanks for sharing your insight!

 

Cheers!

 

Looks great! Well done sir!

 

Thank YOU Sir!

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Iamthetrent

It's amazing how clean it looks, the difference between before and after is crazy

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JSJ
It's amazing how clean it looks, the difference between before and after is crazy

Congratulations, this has been some serious postwhoring.

 

GLWS.

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DKaiser Söze

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:

 

 

Yup, glad that is one mistake I missed. Nice tutorial. Got all the gear ready go on my SS straps.

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splke

Nice

fuck me another clown

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epalanb

Well done. Looks beautiful!

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nuk

Thank you very much for this valuable piece of info, Gazz! I've been foolish enough to wear hard bracelets with some of my 1st reps,  so I've got some work to do.

Someone mentioned the dremel, does someone has any useful tip to eliminate the scratches made in the housings using a dremel? Any advice on to which accessory is best to use? I'll love to give it a try, just to prove myself. I know, it can be dangerous (or worst), but i'm willing to take the risk if i learn something along the way. 

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JDM180

Try to use something with a straight edge to run beside as you do it, too many times I see this having been done and the "brushed" lines are like a map of the underground all over the place. 

 

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nuk
2 hours ago, JDM180 said:

Intenta usar algo con una regla para correr al lado mientras lo haces, muchas veces veo que se ha hecho y las líneas "cepilladas" son como un mapa del metro por todas partes. 

 

Ok. I was thinking of course in fixing the watch (or the dremel) to the table first, to try to guarantee uniform draws.  My biggest concern would be how would I know in advance the finish I'm going to get. For example, would you attack this brushed case with a dremel? Would I be in  the risk of getting a polished finish, or would that depend in the accessory I use to do it?

XUFzX2bh.jpg

Although this pic has been made with macro, and you can hardly see this unless you're closely examining the watch, I know i f*cked it up, yesss!

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JDM180
24 minutes ago, nuk said:

Ok. I was thinking of course in fixing the watch (or the dremel) to the table first, to try to guarantee uniform draws.  My biggest concern would be how would I know in advance the finish I'm going to get. For example, would you attack this brushed case with a dremel? Would I be in  the risk of getting a polished finish, or would that depend in the accessory I use to do it?

XUFzX2bh.jpg

Although this pic has been made with macro, and you can hardly see this unless you're closely examining the watch, I know i f*cked it up, yesss!

Don't go near it with a Dremel , use sand paper to get those scratches out until you can use scotch pad to brush , then a very light polish to take the roughness off the top

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