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    Question on restoring

    I just received a fairly nice DW 5600c and the screws are out of the case. The previous owner said they went in and out with no problem.
    My question is; when I put them back in, what should I treat them with. Oil; grease or something else?
    I will start cleaning it up a bit but want to leave it fairly original. It has the original strap but no bezel so I orders the one from Brazil. All functions appear to work as they should.
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    Re: Question on restoring

    If I were you, I would research ALL of previous member Kung Fusion's threads/posts on restoring these old squares. He was the one with the knowledge, experience, and patience to do the restoration jobs right. In other words he was/is the Master Restorer. Unfortunately he removed all his pictures, nit helpful, but nonetheless, the threads should still be helpful.

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    Re: Question on restoring

    Quote Originally Posted by William View Post
    My question is; when I put them back in, what should I treat them with. Oil; grease or something else?
    I've never restored an old G-Shock, but from working on cars, trucks, and bicycles over the years I've learned that they make specific "anti-seize compounds" for various metals. Like grease or oil, they're designed to lubricate the threads as the screws go in; UNLIKE grease or oil they're formulated with tiny particles of copper, aluminum, graphite or other generally inert metals mixed into a grease, and the particles are designed to stay in the threads long after the carrying agent/grease/oil may wash out.

    Because the threads on Casio screws are MUCH finer than automotive bolts, you'd probably want a thinner, runnier, more liquid anti-seize with tiny particles, probably the sort that comes in a small jar -- some of the products that come in a tube might be too thick.

    I suggest Googling and reading up on the various compounds and/or talking to the guys at your local auto parts store! In theory it's probably the best stuff to use to keep the screws from corroding in place in the future, but the bad news is that you would only use a fraction of one percent of a 4 ounce jar.

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    Re: Question on restoring

    There is no need to ever remove the screws. New bezels can be pulled over them without issue.

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    Re: Question on restoring

    Thanks to all for the info.
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    Re: Question on restoring

    If you're getting a new bezel then a new strap would also be a good idea I think. You might find they look quite different in colour or finish depending on how used the strap is.

    The screws shouldn't need any oil, etc if they are free already, just my opinion though.

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