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    Question Stains on rubber and glass...

    I have a DW-6900MS in matte black and it has a few stains I'm not sure how to remove. At first I stained the rubber band and case (faint white spots) with some spray-on sunblock (I'm at Hawaii) but was luckily able to remove those with the hotel soap. The other day I accidentally got a bit of OFF spray-on (to prevent mosquitoes) on the band and case again but this time the soap does not seem to remove the dots/stain (makes the matte black slighlty shinny). Anyone know what I can use to remove the stains?

    Also, I have a water mark stain on the glass as well, is it safe to use windex to remove it? Or what else can I use to remove this water stain on the glass?

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    Re: Stains on rubber and glass...

    You may be able to use some type or automotive polish for the crystal and for the resin posibly some leather or upholstry cleaner, they are similar to armorall (which I would not use). Other than that, a bezel and strap is relatively cheap for it.
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    Re: Stains on rubber and glass...

    Insect spray is generally reckoned to be unremovable. A whole host of things from under the kitchen sink should remove the water marks.
    I used to list my watches here until I realised it ruined people's Google searches...

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    Re: Stains on rubber and glass...

    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    Insect spray is generally reckoned to be unremovable.

    Crap are you serious??? This sucks...
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    Re: Stains on rubber and glass...

    Take the module out and cover the whole thing with insect spray? This way it won't appear as just a stain... Then soak it in goof off for 15 minutes, boil it with black dye, then lightly boil with a little vinegar, rinse with soapy water then wash it in the dishwasher's top rack..

    If that doesn't work, then I don't know what to suggest.
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    Re: Stains on rubber and glass...

    I have the same problem and I did a little research and supposedly deet, which is the main repellant in most bug sprays, warps the plastic. It sucks but its no biggie, the watch still works.

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    Re: Stains on rubber and glass...

    Quote Originally Posted by L0ps View Post
    I have the same problem and I did a little research and supposedly deet, which is the main repellant in most bug sprays, warps the plastic. It sucks but its no biggie, the watch still works.

    Damn... Casio should put this on their manual. I thought the G-Shocks were bulletproof . They are shockproof tough and all but insect repellant stains them? .
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    Re: Stains on rubber and glass...

    As I understand it, deet slightly dissolves a thin layer of surface plastic - hence the matt finish is gone leaving a shiny area.

    This reminds me of when I scuffed a G9000 once quite badly and got some "shiny areas" on the bezel. I used a very fine grit sandpaper to carefully rescuff the shiny part so it looked just like the matt area around it. You may want to CAREFULLY try this method (use at your own risk).

    I wrote a post on this procedure a couple of years ago:
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/g90...al-132949.html

    Good luck.
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    Re: Stains on rubber and glass...

    Quote Originally Posted by thsiao View Post
    Damn... Casio should put this on their manual.
    I think I have seen a warning in a manual.
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    Re: Stains on rubber and glass...

    Quote Originally Posted by thsiao View Post
    Crap are you serious??? This sucks...
    Unfortunately, you found something that will "leave a mark". G's ARE plenty tough, if you want yours to LOOK new again, you will probably need new rubber, but it's no biggie, you can order the parts from Casio.......

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