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    Could I sand off the chrome on the GW2310-1 bezel?

    I just got this watch a few days ago, and I really love it. The only thing I'm not a fan of is the chrome bezel. A few years ago, I bought some chrome mirror covers for my car and sanded them down to give them more of a brushed aluminum look, which I really like. Do you think it would be possible to do the same to the bezel of the GW2310-1?

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    Re: Could I sand off the chrome on the GW2310-1 bezel?

    If it's metal and not plastic you definitively could. However, it all depends on what material it is, and of course, how it's attached to the case (for removal).
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    Re: Could I sand off the chrome on the GW2310-1 bezel?

    I would guess it's plastic, but so were the mirror covers I had on my car, and they turned out really well. I found another thread where a guy changed out the bezel for a darker one off a different model and he said it was held on with some adhesive.

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    Re: Could I sand off the chrome on the GW2310-1 bezel?

    Dulling polished metal is my call, i guess.

    The Bezel ring is polished stainless steel.

    You can media blast it and achieve a rough, dull finish:





    Or use a buffing pad to achieve a satin finish:







    You need to keep the strokes even and in one direction. You can either follow the circumference or do strkes from the center out.

    Edit: It´s attached with sticky tape and can be reglued easily.
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    Re: Could I sand off the chrome on the GW2310-1 bezel?

    The satin finish is more what I would like I think. Does anyone know of any sources for a replacement bezel that I could either practice on or just use to replace the chrome one? I googled and didn't find much.

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    Re: Could I sand off the chrome on the GW2310-1 bezel?

    I would go for the satin finish too.
    In fact, after seeing lowtech's G-2900, I think I might do that to mine! Looks awesome!
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    Re: Could I sand off the chrome on the GW2310-1 bezel?

    I think in the US you can order single parts via Casiosalesandservice, skizzle1111. But it´s not hard at all - The lettering is etched in and if you are easy eith teh pad and check the part often, even teh letering will be visible after the satin finish is achieved.

    LUW, thanks. That was one of my first mods - Stealthed the lettering and G button and satinized the bezel ring. I sold that watch but just purchased another one to redo this mod....

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    Re: Could I sand off the chrome on the GW2310-1 bezel?

    Quote Originally Posted by lowtech View Post
    I think in the US you can order single parts via Casiosalesandservice, skizzle1111. But it´s not hard at all - The lettering is etched in and if you are easy eith teh pad and check the part often, even teh letering will be visible after the satin finish is achieved.
    Last night I was looking my 2900 over and was afraid of that. So you can leave the lettering? I wouldn't try this if the lettering would be removed. What could I use for the job? A Scotch Brite pad?
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    Re: Could I sand off the chrome on the GW2310-1 bezel?

    Yes, i used a fine scotchbrite pad and checked the lettering and the shine of the ring regularly - it did not take long.

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    Re: Could I sand off the chrome on the GW2310-1 bezel?

    Quote Originally Posted by lowtech View Post
    Dulling polished metal is my call, i guess.

    The Bezel ring is polished stainless steel.

    You can media blast it and achieve a rough, dull finish:





    Or use a buffing pad to achieve a satin finish:







    You need to keep the strokes even and in one direction. You can either follow the circumference or do strkes from the center out.

    Edit: It´s attached with sticky tape and can be reglued easily.

    Excellent post.
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    Dave.



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