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

    Has anyone ever tried removing the glass and polishing off all the paint?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAllen View Post
    Has anyone ever tried removing the glass and polishing off all the paint?

    I believe there was one exceptionally brilliant and handsome member who did. Check post #14 on Page 2 of this thread
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    Re: Custom Squares: Q&A, show em here, fuel addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Knives and Lint View Post
    I believe there was one exceptionally brilliant and handsome member who did. Check post #14 on Page 2 of this thread
    Aaaaand that looks every bit as nice as I thought it would. That is, very, very nice.

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    As I've mentioned, my red tinted 5600P had to be redone because the acetate gel I used didn't let any of the EL backlight through. Not a problem since I ordered the pack of filters that Knives and Lint recommended, plus I'm having fun with these watch operations.

    I got my ROSCOLUX filter sample book from B&H photo today. Soooo many colors, I was going to go with #24 Scarlet w/TRANS. = 22% but upon testing I realized the EL backlight still didn't show through enough. So I tried #4690 CalColor 90 Red TRANS. =30% which was a bit better. I didn't want it to be too light or pink looking, but I imagine filters with +40% would be more ideal, the backlight is still slightly dimmed but totally functional. Some of the filters have imperfections but there are so many I doubt it's ever going to be an issue.

    Installation was difficult for me for a few reasons. I didn't realize that I wasn't fully removing the module casing, so in the first pic you can see I'm trying to sneak the corners of the filter under the outer metal module case, a number of failed attempts later i figured out I needed to cut the filter much smaller and let it just stick to the glass more naturally, though that alone took 10 attempts to do without having any dusk getting trapped under the glass. I did finally get it though, practice makes perfect!


    ^Incorrect method without the module case fully removed, was much easier once I yanked everything that needed yanking.

    Some random inspirational pics from movies I've been watching:



    ^Wearing my 5600C while watching Nightcrawler and awaiting Brazilian resin to arrive.



    ^Part of a truly awesome montage from 80's flick COBRA



    ^And finally my modded 5600P w/bracelet and bullbars while watching Escape from L.A.

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

    Great job! turned out perfect. I think 90 Red is the color I went with on my frog if I recall...


    Funny, I too stopped and watched a bit of Cobra last night for nostalgia. Gotta love the El Rey channel.
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    Re: Custom Squares: Q&A, show em here, fuel addiction

    I have big plans for this bright chartreuse yellow resin, oh yes, big plans indeed!
    Big thanks for member sml for accepting my offer and shipping from AUS to USA, preciate it mate!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mrcoffee View Post
    DW5600ms with DW5600e insides? Very clean. How difficult was this swap?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Knives and Lint View Post
    Great posts all around guys! I'm a bit late to the thread, as I haven't been able to make it to the forum as much as I'd like to lately.

    I have two squares, both custom screwbacks



    Then there's my DW5030 build. On this one I removed all of the lettering/print from the glass and polished the case behind the glass. The mirrored module and clear resin are from a DW5025 (painted the lettering silver)





    That DW-5030 mod looks truly amazing! A shame you had to cannibalize a DW-5025D to do it (clear resin and module), as those bezels have been long discontinued. Btw, isn't the case back for the DW-5030C black PVD? Looks silver in your back shot. Also, I don't get how you got the mirrored LCD surround... you said something about polishing the case behind the glass... is that exposed by completely removing the glass lettering?
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    Re: Custom Squares: Q&A, show em here, fuel addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by xevious View Post
    That DW-5030 mod looks truly amazing! A shame you had to cannibalize a DW-5025D to do it (clear resin and module), as those bezels have been long discontinued. Btw, isn't the case back for the DW-5030C black PVD? Looks silver in your back shot. Also, I don't get how you got the mirrored LCD surround... you said something about polishing the case behind the glass... is that exposed by completely removing the glass lettering?

    Many thanks! Yea, this one is one of my favorite mods due to it's bare bones simplicity and the way it showcases the metal case. I honestly put a lot of thought into this one and it came out looking almost exactly as I had imagined. It is a shame that those bezels are discontinued. I've been keeping my eyes peeled for spares for months now with no luck at all. I would love to see Casio release more 5600 models with clear/jelly resin that are compatible with the screwbacks, because imo they compliment the case perfectly.

    As for the case back, this one is just from the DW5030-1, not the C, that is why it does not have the PVD coating. I purchased the case center and back from Pacparts for the build, they are actually quite reasonably priced. I also picked up a few spare crystals while I was at it, just in case this job didn't turn out quite the way I was hoping. And yes, you guessed it, I removed the glass and replaced it with a crystal from which I had removed all the lettering from behind. I polished the front side of the case while the glass was removed. Here is a thread documenting the build: My second custom screw-back square, DW5030 build . Thanks again for the compliment!
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