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    Water spots

    I was just looking at the face of my Ocean Gray Gulfman in the sun and noticed quite a few water spots.

    Tried in vain to scrub them off but they still persist. I tried spit, water, water and soap, polishing with my T shirt afterwards but they are still there!!

    Do any of you have any ideas what is happening?
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    Re: Water spots

    Hmm, sounds interesting, but not good I'm afraid...
    Firstly, could you post a quick pic or 2 so we could get a better idea of the situation?




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    Re: Water spots

    I'd be curious to see a pic too. Maybe it has something to do with the mirrored finish?

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    Re: Water spots

    Strap or Crystal?? pics would help.
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    Re: Water spots

    cool, thanks guys.
    I take pics once I get home. I just googled and found that 50/50 water and vinegar has been known to cut water spots on shower glass doors. I may try that.

    Im thinking the water spots are so faint that they may not show up in the pics. Ill try to take pics anyways but the sun has been hiding in the evening when I get home recently.
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    Re: Water spots

    water spots on the crystal
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    Re: Water spots

    seems to be a common problem with g-shocks (and maybe all mineral crystals). with mine as well. i try and dry the crystal when it gets wet to avoid it. but don't worry, you can get them off. just surprisingly tough for some reason. better yet, just leave it.
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    Re: Water spots

    Could it be some sort of hair spray, bug repellent, or deodorant or other spray product?
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    Re: Water spots

    Quote Originally Posted by 1540 View Post
    I just googled and found that 50/50 water and vinegar has been known to cut water spots on shower glass doors. I may try that.
    Vinegar is what I was about to suggest. Water spots are residual minerals found in hard water. You probably have similar spots all over the sink, bathtub, etc of your house. Acids (like vinegar) dissolve them.

    My trick is to rinse my watches with deionized water (which is mineral free). You can get such water at the grocery store.

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    Re: Water spots

    Quote Originally Posted by kontai69 View Post
    Water spots are residual minerals found in hard water.
    That's what I think too. The water here is very hard and I get these spots after splashing my watches. They do come off if you put some effort into it.
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