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    G9000 mudman - is water resistance lost with this mod?

    I removed the black rubber sheath at the back of the watch. The raised bumps in them were not comfortable for me. Now it feels a lot better.

    It seems obvious that it will not be "mud resistant" anymore (and I don't mind at all).

    However do you think this removal decreases any water resistance?

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    No idea about the answer to your question, but I have one of my own...what are those nubs even for?

    Have you considered just trimming them down with a razor blade or sandpaper?
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    Re: G9000 mudman - is water resistance lost with this mod?

    the strap does not enter the case so I do not see how trimming it would compromise water resistance, there are tons of G's without those extensions on the straps.

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    Re: G9000 mudman - is water resistance lost with this mod?

    the same can be said for the resin back piece, it doesn't enter the case.

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    Re: G9000 mudman - is water resistance lost with this mod?

    Quote Originally Posted by zack20cb View Post
    No idea about the answer to your question, but I have one of my own...what are those nubs even for?

    Have you considered just trimming them down with a razor blade or sandpaper?
    AFAIK, they are supposed to grip better and some even claim they assist in leaving some gap between the back and your wrist for better air flow (which I doubt).

    For me I don't feel 3 of them much except the one that is closest to the wrist bone (the raised part of the wrist bone). The texture of the bump feels rough because it is not worn at all.

    I sanded that 4th one down to some extent and it improved. I am considering to cut them all off and sand it to finish the surface.

    But before that I thought I will try this option of just removing it and using it (so that I can have the watch in original form if I wanted to sell it).
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    Quote Originally Posted by kripav View Post
    But before that I thought I will try this option of just removing it and using it (so that I can have the watch in original form if I wanted to sell it).
    If you do a PacParts order, you can grab a new one for like $3. This should be compatible, might be slightly off in color:
    https://www.pacparts.com/part.cfm?sku=91087904604
    (This color “ships in 1-2 weeks,” others are “awaiting ETA.”)
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    Re: G9000 mudman - is water resistance lost with this mod?

    I cant see the pics.
    But as long as the screws are getting tight with the backplate and the pressure on the backplate O-Ring is there- no problem!
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    Re: G9000 mudman - is water resistance lost with this mod?

    Quote Originally Posted by zack20cb View Post
    If you do a PacParts order, you can grab a new one for like $3. This should be compatible, might be slightly off in color:
    https://www.pacparts.com/part.cfm?sku=91087904604
    (This color “ships in 1-2 weeks,” others are “awaiting ETA.”)
    Thanks! That is very good to know. The lowest price for them on ebay seems to be about $12.

    Never heard of pacparts before. Is it safe to buy from there? Have folks here purchased from them?

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    Re: G9000 mudman - is water resistance lost with this mod?

    Quote Originally Posted by d2mac View Post
    I cant see the pics.
    But as long as the screws are getting tight with the backplate and the pressure on the backplate O-Ring is there- no problem!
    Thanks d2mac. Yeah there seems to be a problem with the image links. I don't think I can go and edit that OP now. Let me try again here.

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    Re: G9000 mudman - is water resistance lost with this mod?

    I think the screws are to long with out the back rubber to keep it sealed.

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