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    IM boiling my atomic mudman bezel and straps! :)

    Cool... it was REALLY stiff, maybe this will make it a bit more user friendly! :)

    about to go boil it up now :)
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    Re: IM boiling my atomic mudman bezel and straps! :)

    It will definitely help! You will notice a significant difference... Don't be alarmed when it first comes out, the band will flatten after boiling, but after wearing it for a while it will return to its usual curved shape.

    I found that the buttons were much easier to depress and it also wore more comfortably, although it seems like the band is more prone to slip out of the strap keeper now for some reason...

    Let us know if you like the results!
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    Re: IM boiling my atomic mudman bezel and straps! :)

    In the past what I have done to combat the strap thing is to place the two parts into a round coffee cup and poor the boiling water in on top of them.

    As the water cools Im convinced the straps "re-curve" to the round shape of the mug.

    take them out in about 10-15 minutes and they should be nicely curved. :)
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    Re: IM boiling my atomic mudman bezel and straps! :)

    Wow... I am glad that I came across this thread. This sounds _too good to be true & far too easy. So If I understand this, all I have to do (to soften the strap) is remove it from any of my G-Shocks and boil it in water for 15 minutes?

    Next question: Where do I find a proper fitting springbar remover? I bought one from Amazon but it was too large. I need a small one designed for G-Shock springbars. A small screwdriver works better that the one I have, but I would rather have the proper tool for the job.

    Thanks!

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    Re: IM boiling my atomic mudman bezel and straps! :)

    Hey brother...

    Yep, pretty easy. We have been doing this with Gs for quite a while.

    Sure enough my Mudman Bezel and buttons are back together and it is REMARKABLY easier to work the buttons now. :)

    Strap is still cooling in the cup.

    Check this out Archer:
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=101161

    The only caution is doing this with an OLD bezel as it may crumble. (resin rot). But this sure makes the integrated button covers on a mudman easier to push!
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    Re: IM boiling my atomic mudman bezel and straps! :)

    Thanks Jeff!

    The perfect solution.

    Cheers...

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    Re: IM boiling my atomic mudman bezel and straps! :)

    This is how it looks... :-O

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    Re: IM boiling my atomic mudman bezel and straps! :)

    Does this trick work on old G's too?
    I ask because I have a 18 year old G that while nice & like new in condition
    is just not that comfy due to being a bit stiff

    Or is this resin just older & may be hurt by boiling?
    Thanks for any tips

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    Re: IM boiling my atomic mudman bezel and straps! :)

    I personally would not recommend boiling or simmering old resin.

    Quote Originally Posted by flying View Post
    Does this trick work on old G's too?
    I ask because I have a 18 year old G that while nice & like new in condition
    is just not that comfy due to being a bit stiff

    Or is this resin just older & may be hurt by boiling?
    Thanks for any tips
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    Re: IM boiling my atomic mudman bezel and straps! :)

    i think this will be my next project.. i will search for that other thread wherein OP was very specific details plus with pictures in boiling the mudman bezel and buttons

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