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    An experiment with buttons

    So, saw a video about doing this awhile back, watched it again, decided to try it on some buttons....



    Copper plated buttons! Super easy to do, I can try to answer questions if you have any.

    Should maybe clear coat them, but I think this will be one of those subtle touches to make a watch pop! Haven't placed them in a 6900 yet but that's mainly because the one I would do it on is downstairs XD

    Let me know what you guys think!
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    Re: An experiment with buttons

    Copper Sulfate. Good old electro-chemistry!
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    Great thread, love your work, would look great on plenty of G models, cheers
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    Re: An experiment with buttons

    Thanks guys. Will probably have to clear coat, maybe try cleaning up the stems to prevent sticking to the o-rings, but I might also just slap them on one of my 6900s to see how they look!

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    Re: An experiment with buttons

    Quote Originally Posted by watch_geek2014 View Post
    Copper Sulfate. Good old electro-chemistry!
    CHEAP copper sulfate, it's a product called Root Kill! (Way cheaper than sourcing out copper sulfate)
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    Re: An experiment with buttons

    No clear coat, just wanting to see how they look! Or maybe I will just rock them like this...I feel they kind of match my swapped out 6900...:D


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    Quote Originally Posted by TRSCP View Post
    No clear coat, just wanting to see how they look! Or maybe I will just rock them like this...I feel they kind of match my swapped out 6900...:D
    Better with clear coat. Because of the roughness, the buttons look like rusted steel. Also copper rusts too, it will turn green after a while. The clear coat will help protect it.
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    nope, me have no desires of that color
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-fob View Post
    nope, me have no desires of that color
    Hey, to each their own! Next stop, painting buttons! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by watch_geek2014 View Post
    Better with clear coat. Because of the roughness, the buttons look like rusted steel. Also copper rusts too, it will turn green after a while. The clear coat will help protect it.
    Hey, patina might look alright, but not on my watch! Literally couldn't make that joke. But for real, wouldn't look good on this watch.

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