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    black mudman project

    I am new here and thanks to this forum I have fallen victim to the g-shock BUG . I have an old navy blue club G with the surfer graphics that I use for work, I recently purchased a black dawn frogman and a tan mudman. I really like all of the stealth and real black g shocks that I have been seeing so I was wondering if it is possible to take a olive/neg display mudman and dye the watch black, I think this would be the perfect color combo for me, any thoughts and advice on how to go about doing this would be appreciated.
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    Re: black mudman project

    Sure, that's possible. Just remove the bezel and band and drop them in some simmering Rit dye. If you do a forum search on 'rit' and 'stealthing' you'll find lots of information.

    Alternatively, you could just buy a black bezel and band.
    I used to list my watches here until I realised it ruined people's Google searches...

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    Re: black mudman project

    Yes, anything is possible with dye. Here's a cream coloured Mudman that's been stealthed & dyed black:


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    Thanks guys, Buzzbait that is exactly what I want !!!!
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    Re: black mudman project

    Yeah this is a cool stealth Mudman now, it gets a lot of attention from folks who can't believe how black it is - most of whom have never seen a negative display digital watch before. The real trick is to black out those metal accents that can be seen through the bezel...


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    Re: black mudman project

    Brian,

    Have you thought of powdercoating the buckle and strap screws, and removing the lettering from the band?
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    Re: black mudman project

    The lettering on the strap is only visible when light it reflected on it as can be seen by the lettering on the top of the strap and not on the bottom. The lettering is black paint on black (dyed) strap and is actually really hard to see, I guess I could Goof it off? Powder coating or better yet PVD/Black Ion coating would be very cool, but I don't have easy access to such things. (If anyone else does and wants to help on my project let me know) I'm still really interested in darkening down the faceplate lettering, but just haven't had time to mess with it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Topher1556 View Post
    Have you thought of powdercoating the buckle and strap screws, and removing the lettering from the band?
    And BTW - the black bezel and black strap that I dyed is a much richer (darker) black than the stand black of G-Shock resin pieces - it's very noticeable next to a standard watch (if I get time I'll try to snap a comparison pic.
    Last edited by bfgreen; February 12th, 2008 at 17:40. Reason: Added note on Rit blackness

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    Re: black mudman project

    Here's a quick snapshot to show the difference between a dyed black Mudman and a regular stock Mudman. It's not easy to tell in the photo, but I think that you will see how much more black the dye job is.


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    Re: black mudman project

    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    Sure, that's possible. Just remove the bezel and band and drop them in some simmering Rit dye. If you do a forum search on 'rit' and 'stealthing' you'll find lots of information.

    Alternatively, you could just buy a black bezel and band.
    Another newb question..... were can I get a black band and bezel for the mudman, I checked e-bay and tried searching the casio website.
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