So how does one stealth out the colors around a black resin bezel?

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    So how does one stealth out the colors around a black resin bezel?

    Im thinking of going to walmart tomorrow and getting a cheap test subject to attempt stealthing out a bezel.

    Is it easier to paint over the colors already there? Or is there a way to remove the paint completely without damaging the resin?

    If im careful can I pull this off without taking the bezel off the watch?

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    Re: So how does one stealth out the colors around a black resin bezel?

    I did it once, because the painting had become ugly after a while. I removed it carefully with a needle. It's like a plastic coating and you can pull it off piece by piece. After that there were some traces left, which I removed with an old toothbrush and some dishwashing liquid. Not that hard, just avoid scratching the bezel with the needle!
    Good luck and maybe you can post some pics of the result?!?!

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    Re: So how does one stealth out the colors around a black resin bezel?

    You can also try painting it over with scale model pain (I think it's called enamel?). The excess can be easy whiped of with a cloth with terpentine. The bezel is very chemical solvents resist (poly urethane, that's why al caps of glue tubes and chemical solents are made of poly urethane).

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    Re: So how does one stealth out the colors around a black resin bezel?

    Thanks guys! Now to find a suitable donar. I may see about buying a cheap G. But, i may look through my collection and see whats up...

    Oh, and I will post pics too Pete. I was also thinking of trying a diplay reversal like Angelo does!

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    Wink Re: So how does one stealth out the colors around a black resin bezel?

    This is the Scale Model paint I use for cranking G-Shock's up. You can also try black with mat finish for extra stealth.



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    Re: So how does one stealth out the colors around a black resin bezel?

    Lets see the results!!!!!

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    Re: So how does one stealth out the colors around a black resin bezel?

    Here's a thought.

    Try freezing the bezel then carefully use a dissecting needle or pin to "pop" off each letter instead of scraping.
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    Re: So how does one stealth out the colors around a black resin bezel?

    And... a toughness test at the same time!

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    Re: So how does one stealth out the colors around a black resin bezel?

    Freezing the bezel to 0 celsius shouldn't harm the poly-urethane but it will severely harden the enamel paint causing at least partial seperation.

    Instead of buying a new watch from WalMart, why not try a few thrift stores and see if you can find a few beaters for a couple of dollars apiece?
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    Re: So how does one stealth out the colors around a black resin bezel?

    i've got to do this to repair a couple of old G-Shock as well

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