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    Picture "Project Buckeye" - DW-9200K mod

    As some of you may recall, I posted a while back asking about red/grey G-shocks as I was hoping to have an Ohio State Buckeye themed G. Since then I have acquired a DW-9200K for a steal on ebay, which I decided to make into my "Buckeye G" and do my first dye job on a G-Shock.

    Thanks go to Simon (sl8763) for helping out with the process and acting as de facto photographer to document the process.

    I also neglected to take any "before" shots, so you can find some photos of the watch around the interwebs... Mine was fairly yellowed, and a good candidate for a fresh life as a red watch!!

    The overall goals were as follows... Removal of the white lettering on the bezel and on the actual steel case using goof-off, to be replaced with silver and red lettering respectively. Dyeing the clear jelly to a nice red color using custom RIT color "cherry red" made by mixing two parts fuschia with one part scarlet. Enjoy the pics, would love to get some feedback on my first dye job!

    Seems to be taking up the dye nicely...



    Looks pretty dark to me! After this pic, a quick vinegar bath was performed to get rid of excess dye and cure the color into the resin... This also served to make the lettering on the band less pinkish (although the ICERC and All as One remained a little pink).



    Here's a pic of the naked case freshly stealthed... this was quite a PITA as the paint seemed thick and the letters were quite deep. Took a long time of brushing with copious amounts of goof off and using a toothpick to get it all out.



    Simon and I were talking about it, and it really seems like the DW-9200 is a bit underappreciated, even though it's a smaller design than the Frogman, it employs a similar solid feeling stainless steel construction with a screwback... A real nice heft to the watch.



    Ready for some red paint big guy? This same day, my order came in for some Maratac straps an elite for my ol' Timex, and a NATO for my old Wenger Swiss Army (not pictured)... Both really look like new watches with the new bands, it's like having 3 new watches today!!



    Here's a shot of the newly dyed band and bezel with the naked caseback...



    Simon also introduced me to the DW-9200 series with his blue dye job, which he has yet to post... It also came along for the ride... Consider this a preview for another dye job post... Very patriotic looking together!!



    Started off the painting by doing the silver on the bezel...



    Now to paint the lettering on the case red...



    Now it's time to wait for this paint to dry!!



    After waiting about an hour, I took off the excess paint using a paper towel wet with acetone... Use only one bit per swipe to minimize smearing...



    After getting rid of all the excess, here's the bezel put back on the case... Looking good!!



    And now all assembled... I'm really happy with the final product... Definitely reminds me of the red jelly frog in color...





    Thanks to sl8763 (Simon) and all the information from all fellow G-shockers! Finally have some color in my G-shock collection and I'm all ready for the season opener against Navy this Saturday 9/5/09. GO BUCKS!
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    Re: "Project Buckeye" - DW-9200K mod

    Nice and red. Go Bucks!
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    Re: "Project Buckeye" - DW-9200K mod

    Spectacular! Excellent photos too. You might have started something with cherry red...
    I used to list my watches here until I realised it ruined people's Google searches...

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    Re: "Project Buckeye" - DW-9200K mod

    Thanks, credits go to sl8763 for the photos...
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    Re: "Project Buckeye" - DW-9200K mod

    nicely done

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    Re: "Project Buckeye" - DW-9200K mod

    Good times The watch definitely came out great!

    The DW-9200 is definitely an underrated classic. Solid metal case, screwback, limited edition, and does well with mods
    Simon

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    Re: "Project Buckeye" - DW-9200K mod

    Wow! That came out great. congrats

    And thanks for the step by step photos, nice to see how it should be done

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    Re: "Project Buckeye" - DW-9200K mod

    nice!

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    Re: "Project Buckeye" - DW-9200K mod

    Quote Originally Posted by justsellbrgs View Post
    nice!

    HEY CHRMBLY ------- O - H

    I-O!!!

    Love Eddie in the avatar pic, btw!
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    Re: "Project Buckeye" - DW-9200K mod

    Quote Originally Posted by chrmbly View Post
    I-O!!!

    Love Eddie in the avatar pic, btw!

    OSU '93 Alum...

    ...back when Papa Joe's was the place to be.




    (...and Eddie and I share the same surname)

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