Blacked out letters on my DW5600

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    Blacked out letters on my DW5600

    Well, this is probably considered old hat by now, but I blacked out the "Protection" and "Gshock" on my DW5600. I used Krylon Indoor/Outdoor matte black spray paint and covered the watch with blue painter's tape. I know some have used solvents to dissolve out the white, but I thought it best to simply cover it up. I did them separately because I was testing this out and didn't want to mess them both up if something happened, so that's why I am doing one at a time... I think it turned out quite well. What do you think?

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    AFTER:
    Cut out piece to expose letters --


    finished taping the rest of the watch then spray painted with this:
    http://www.krylon.com/products/indooroutdoor_paint/





    Then I got smart and removed the strap for the other letters:




    End product:


    I removed the excess from around the top of the letters by wiping it off while it was still wet.


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    Re: Blacked out letters on my DW5600

    I like the way that looks!!
    Now I want to do the same thing to mine!
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    Re: Blacked out letters on my DW5600

    I really like the tactical look like on DW-5600B for example, but this looks a little bit too shiny for me.

    But of course it's still nice Grats.

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    Re: Blacked out letters on my DW5600

    Now that's an odd way to go about stealthing your G What made you choose to paint over rather than just use Goo Gone to remove the paint?
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    Re: Blacked out letters on my DW5600

    Now, time to get some polarizing film!!!

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    Re: Blacked out letters on my DW5600

    Very unconventional...

    Just wondering what made you avoid some of the proven and tried methods well described in this forum :

    1) remove the lettering with 'goo gone', 'goof-off' or simply nail polish remover and old medium bristle toothbrush

    2) in case of stubborn lettering iust repaint the text over with Tamiya or Revell model enamel paint, then remove the excess with cloth lightly soaked in one of th eproducts mentioned under 1)

    Have you somehow missed those topics?

    cheers!

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    Re: Blacked out letters on my DW5600

    Looks great! Well done.




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    Re: Blacked out letters on my DW5600

    matte spray paint, and yet it look a bit shiny? Nice job on the stealthing although the goof off might have been tad easier.
    Couple of watches here and there


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    Re: Blacked out letters on my DW5600

    Nailpolish remover (lanoline) and maybe Goof-off can affect the resin of the bezel (long term), so I prefer painting.
    Apply a nice thin layer; this will last for a very long time and if it's fading: do it again

    For the 'shiny' matte paint: you applied it to thick, this paint will only be matte in thin layers, sprayed from a distance (30cm/1 ft).
    And by the looks of it, you used some kind of carpaint I think.

    Heat the spraycan in warm (60C/140F) water for a minute or two so it's pressure is higher (if it isn't covering in one session, apply more thin layers), and if you're using a brush dilute it with white-spirit; it will evaporate leaving a thinner and better curing layer of paint.

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    Re: Blacked out letters on my DW5600

    Quote Originally Posted by babola View Post
    Very unconventional...

    Just wondering what made you avoid some of the proven and tried methods well described in this forum :

    1) remove the lettering with 'goo gone', 'goof-off' or simply nail polish remover and old medium bristle toothbrush

    2) in case of stubborn lettering iust repaint the text over with Tamiya or Revell model enamel paint, then remove the excess with cloth lightly soaked in one of th eproducts mentioned under 1)

    Have you somehow missed those topics?

    cheers!
    1) These ways seemed to damage the resin/plastic case in almost all the pictures I saw. It wasn't major, but it kind of warped the plastic or it was scratched around the letters from aggressive removal.

    I bought the matte black color- but I'm thinking about going with the "camoflauge" line of Krylon spray paint, which is meant to be totally non-reflective. http://www.krylon.com/products/camou...on_technology/

    2) -- hadn't heard of that method

    ~ross

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