Cryastal Scratches

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    Cryastal Scratches

    Has anyone ever successfully buffed out a scratch on a G Shock or Pathfinder crystal?

    I wonder if brasso and a dremel tool with a polishing wheel would work or would at least soften a crystal scratch.

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    Re: Cryastal Scratches

    I had some success using a Pentel Clic Eraser with 10 micron diamond paste on a mineral crystal. Over the course of several days I was able to remove the opacity of the scratch. The gouge is still there, but I am the only one that knows it.

    A Dremel might be to aggresive.

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    Re: Cryastal Scratches

    I've seen a couple of threads here with people buffing out their G crystals, so it's definitely doable.

    A couple of threads you or other people may want to take a look at:

    HOW TO: DIY cheap crystal repair - scratch removal tutorial

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    Re: Cryastal Scratches

    The link doesn't seem to work Dragonjade, so I might be duplicating what's there.

    Same as with acrylic crystals, use wet & dry paper, progressively using finer grades. I find that moving the watch case over the paper (put the paper on something flat) gives you a more even result than trying to hold the watch steady and move the paper over it.

    Once you've got out the worst with wet & dry, use jeweler's rouge for the final polishing; you get it as a powder, and mix it into a paste with water. A word of warning-it gets EVERYWHERE, and it stains.

    Even if you're doing this completely by hand, it is possible to generate enough heat to cause the crystal to separate from the rest of the case, especially if it's an older watch you're working on.
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    Re: Cryastal Scratches

    Thanks, David. Got it working now. Looks like there's a problem with the database and the actual links.

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