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    Re: Custom Squares: Q&A, show em here, fuel addiction

    The hybridization experiments continue. This time with a GW M5630A and a GW M5630D:

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Size:  1.45 MB I went with the red keeper because I thought it played off the red on the dial, plus I didn't think the original gold keeper looked right since the buttons and buckle are black.

    Here's the other:

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    Between the two I like the yellow bezel version better, although not 100% sure about the carbon strap or red keeper, maybe a plain black strap with a yellow keeper?
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    Re: Custom Squares: Q&A, show em here, fuel addiction

    Trying to settle on a semi-permanent mod for the DW5600EH. Will be trying out various combos of black/red/white bezels and straps, bars, buckles, maybe even some lcd or module changes. Waiting on some spare parts. Trying this out for a test run today:

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    Re: Custom Squares: Q&A, show em here, fuel addiction

    5000 on Combi w/Casio bullbar.

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    Re: Custom Squares: Q&A, show em here, fuel addiction

    That's a classy look. I have a combi on the way as so many people rave about it. Can't wait to try it out in person. A lot of folks stick it on their GW5000 but I happen to like the original soft strap. I'll be trying it out on various black squares of mine to see where it looks best. If I end up loving the combi and want it on more than 1 square, more bad news for the wallet....
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    Re: Custom Squares: Q&A, show em here, fuel addiction

    So I got my Roscolux colors today and tried it out on my DW5600EH:

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    Not bad for my first try. I will say this, I was overwhelmed with the number of reds to choose from, I had 7 different shades that I narrowed it down to. Eventually I just went with one that I thought matched the strap the best, although any number of them might have looked just as good. At the moment the layer isn't taped down or anything either, not sure how I want to do that or if I even need too. That being said, I'm still waiting on a negative red module that I want to try as well.
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    Re: Custom Squares: Q&A, show em here, fuel addiction

    Here's a G-5600CC with the original bezel swapped out with a white one. The "protection" was in red, so I attempted my first nail polish job to change it to blue. Not as easy as I hoped! Maybe because it's white I don't know but the excess is not easily removed. At all. I was using an acetone based remover which hardly had any effect.

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    Re: Custom Squares: Q&A, show em here, fuel addiction

    This was from a week or 2 ago. Thought it'd be fun to post my first 3 mods consecutively. Obviously I have a white bezel/constrasting strap fetish lately.

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    Re: Custom Squares: Q&A, show em here, fuel addiction

    I really like this, love the blue screen. When I did my 56RTB I used 93% isp instead of acetone or goo off like I have in the past. It was a little slower to work but I feel was easier to work with as I wasn't worrying about it eating anything etc. Also it whitened the bezel almost back to a new bezel.
    I really want to do a blue screen like you have on this
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    Here's a G-5600CC with the original bezel swapped out with a white one. The "protection" was in red, so I attempted my first nail polish job to change it to blue. Not as easy as I hoped! Maybe because it's white I don't know but the excess is not easily removed. At all. I was using an acetone based remover which hardly had any effect.

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    Re: Custom Squares: Q&A, show em here, fuel addiction

    You're referring to isopropyl alcohol right? I painted completely over the letters, let it dry like 4-5 minutes then put the nail polish remover on it and started rubbing the excess off, it hardly touched it. I had to use my fingernail in spots to scrape it off. I don't know if I have to remove it when still wet or let it dry more or what. I might try the alcohol or even goo gone, there has to be a more effective method than what I did. It turned out ok but it ain't easy.

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    Re: Custom Squares: Q&A, show em here, fuel addiction

    Yes sorry isoproply.
    I had issues at first with how long to wait etc.
    What I do now is use a toothpick or the testors mini paint sticks to push the paint into the letters (I forgot the username that gave me the advice) then let it sit for a few mins. Then I soak a paper towel with isp and gently brush across the surface until clean. Sometimes I will let it dry under my grow lights for a few hours, then I repeat the process two or three times before I'm satisfied.
    I have noticed in the past that the testors flat enamels dry really really quickly and are very hard to get off, I've only used a army green on two black watches and it took forever to clean them.

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