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    GD-350-1B, how Casio should have made it...

    So, I went ahead and made Casino's "all black" version of the GD-350 truly all black. I removed all the screws, clasp, back plate and big silver buttons and painted them satin black. This is how Casio should have made it. Not a speck of silver, until the paint chips?
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    That's awesome ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pesti13nce View Post
    That's awesome ...

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    I like your idea. They should have added solar & atomic syncing also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccm123 View Post
    I like your idea. They should have added solar & atomic syncing also.
    No. Better like this. Perfect module, just perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccm123 View Post
    I like your idea. They should have added solar & atomic syncing also.
    Thank you!


    I have a solar atomic GW2310 and I have a hard time keeping it charged. It seems like I wear it for a month and it is low so I need to put it in the window for a month to charge. I have also lived around the world and most places it won't sync. This has a huge battery and should last a long time. Absolutely love the module.
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    The murdered out look will always have a spot in my heart. Great looking watch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medic1013 View Post
    The murdered out look will always have a spot in my heart. Great looking watch!
    Thank you! I wore it for a while as it came, but the big silver button in the lower right position bothered me. So, I decided to go all in and completely black it out. Hopefully the paint holds up. It is painted with Sherwin Williams Macropoxy. A friend of mine was painting with it and volunteered to spray my watch parts as long as I did the prep work. He uses this paint for wing walks on airplanes and says it is very durable.

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    Re: GD-350-1B, how Casio should have made it...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Shakleford View Post
    So, I went ahead and made Casino's "all black" version of the GD-350 truly all black. I removed all the screws, clasp, back plate and big silver buttons and painted them satin black. This is how Casio should have made it. Not a speck of silver, until the paint chips?
    It will be interesting to hear about the long-term durability of your paint job. I hand painted the screws on my AQ-810W-1AV gloss black with Testors model paint to also get that "stealth" look. The paint chips/wears off over time and has to be reapplied. Would you share your painting technique/tips with us fans? Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EXCALIBUR1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Shakleford View Post
    So, I went ahead and made Casino's "all black" version of the GD-350 truly all black. I removed all the screws, clasp, back plate and big silver buttons and painted them satin black. This is how Casio should have made it. Not a speck of silver, until the paint chips?
    It will be interesting to hear about the long-term durability of your paint job. I hand painted the screws on my AQ-810W-1AV gloss black with Testors model paint to also get that "stealth" look. The paint chips/wears off over time and has to be reapplied. Would you share your painting technique/tips with us fans? Thank you.

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    I disassembled the watch, including removing the button. Putting the button back in and getting the tiny e-clip on was the biggest challenge. I scuffed the pieces with Scotch Brite and masked off the inside of the backplate with tape so it wouldn't get painted. I cleaned all of the pieces with naptha and stuck the screws and button in a piece of cardboard for painting. I hung the backplate and clasp with wire. Then my friend thinned some Sherwin Williams Macropoxy and sprayed the paint on the pieces. I let it cure for five days before assembling the watch. Most of the pieces are fairly well guarded by the bezel so I think they will not chip. The clasp will probably be the first piece to chip. Time will tell, it's only been a couple days and so far so good. Here is a link to the paint that was used. I'm lucky to have access to this. It is industrial grade and fairly expensive. The key is to thin the paint and spray several very light coats, letting the paint dry between coats. This allows even coverage without filling the screw heads etc with paint. An airbrush setup works well for this and you can get a decent kit with a small air compressor for less than $100 at Harbor Freight.

    http://protective.sherwin-williams.c...3Aproduct-6847
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