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    Stealthing or Removing Paint from 6900 EL Button

    Is there a safe way to do this? I've read conflicting information on Goof Off, Goof Off 2 (not sure if it even exists anymore), non-acetone nail polish remover, paint thinner, lighter fluid, etc.

    For example, I'd like to remove the green paint from this EL button. I've got a spare all-black button that I could use, but if I could spare myself the frustration of dealing with the EL button c-clip I gladly will!

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    Re: Stealthing or Removing Paint from 6900 EL Button

    Put the watch in a clear bag and remove the C clip and swap buttons. The material used in them is sensitive to removers and scratches. Only way I've removed color is my age and wear.

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    Re: Stealthing or Removing Paint from 6900 EL Button

    those buttons dont like any kind of solvent, even plastic friendly isopro can affect the finish. you could try a paint pen or artist acrylics and stick with water for clean up. id personally go the button swap if you have one spare. yes its fiddly but will be less effort than cleaning/painting the one on there. jsut do as wit said and operate inside a bag or use something to prevent the e clip from doing a hoodini
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    Re: Stealthing or Removing Paint from 6900 EL Button

    Thanks to both of you for the information and suggestions. I'll just swap the button out.
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    Re: Stealthing or Removing Paint from 6900 EL Button

    what i did was using a black sharpie,

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    Re: Stealthing or Removing Paint from 6900 EL Button

    Paint it.

    Here's mine:

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    Re: Stealthing or Removing Paint from 6900 EL Button

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    Paint it.
    What paint did you use? Did you do any prep work?

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    Re: Stealthing or Removing Paint from 6900 EL Button

    depends on how fastidious you want to be with the finished product. i usually spend a bit of extra time getting it right since itll be something i'll look at alot
    sharpies arent black-black, more a purple black so i steer away from them unless its a beater. james' one looks like he painted the whole button, things to watch out for with this method are brush strokes across the button and losing definition in the embossing of the 'G'.
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    Re: Stealthing or Removing Paint from 6900 EL Button

    sharpie rubs off really easy as well.
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    For some members here though -- like Steelerswit, and Kubr1ck -- they have so much inherent "bad-a**ery" that when they put on a bad-a** watch, the energy flows from them TO the watch, making the watch EVEN MORE bad-a**!!! Yes, it's a real scientific phenomenon that obscure mad scientists only recently discovered.

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    Re: Stealthing or Removing Paint from 6900 EL Button

    Quote Originally Posted by Fugio View Post
    What paint did you use? Did you do any prep work?
    I used this automotive scratch/chip touch-up paint from Home Depot. This one is flat but it comes in a glossy version. It seems pretty durable. If you're careful, you can paint the whole button and it will look pretty decent. As far as prep work, I just made sure it was clean.

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