I bought a MRG-121T around 7 years ago and even though I took care of it early on, it eventually became my beater watch. I got tired of it after a while, moved on and let it rot in some dark corner in my house. Lots of pics, click to enlarge.
I recently unearthed it and decided to refurbish it. This is what I found (not for the weak of heart):
I started working on using some #00 steel wool for the deep scratches and the finishing it off with some #0000. Titanium is soft so its easy to remove fine scratches with steel wool. Results starting to look good (dramatic even!), it seems to be losing some of its shine but the matte finish glows:
This is what I have so far, after working it over with Windex. It's still not finished, I need to buy a Dremel tool and work on the face a little. The scratches are way too deep to get with steel wool. Also take a look at Mitch100`s watch, its similar, notice how it alternates between mirror and matte finishes all over the place. Matte finish is easy to achieve but the mirror finish is not, and the mirrored sections are now more matte for me.
Rubber backing needs replacement...it stays on but is really loose, I used to play with it a lot and wore it out.
Did some more work on the strap and have pretty much given up on the face. Also, added a new battery to get the sweet green glow back.
Ok I would call this project almost complete now.
Couple things before this is fully restored, would love some help here (updated):
1. Sheared top left screw, can`t open watch face. Where to buy replacement screws?
2. Rubber backing loose. Where to buy replacement?