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    Cool What Color Should I dye this??

    I'm going to attempt my first dye job on my white GW6900A-7. I'm looking for suggestions to what color I should dye this. Keep in mind the bezel says g-shock in purple (I assume that will take on the color of the dye I use, but not sure since I'm a newbie to the dying thing) Also the 3 eyes in the module have a slight blue tint to them, and the g-button is black w/ the "G" being in purple (that will not be dyed)
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    Re: What Color Should I dye this??

    The bezel pant will only take a hue of the dye. But it can be repainted in nearly any colour you like.
    I could imagine a light blue with a hint of torqouise?! Or maybe a rescue orangewith black bezel lettering, should contrast nicely with the blue LCD.

    For myself, I´d always go for black, but those 2 colours came to mind.

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    Re: What Color Should I dye this??

    those two are definitely good options. I'm actually leaning towards your suggestion of a light blue. Do you know how I can paint the lettering in?...Is there a certain small type of paintbrush I use, and is there a certain type of paint I use?

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    Re: What Color Should I dye this??

    Red or purple and paint the lettering orange or pink... Frankly I like white G-Shocks too.

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    Re: What Color Should I dye this??

    The lettering can be easily be painted with a little excess of scale model paint (Enamel) and whipe off the access direct after putting it on the bezel/button with a cloth and white spirit.

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    Re: What Color Should I dye this??

    I think blue would be cool.

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    Re: What Color Should I dye this??

    this is the 6900 line, which already has many colors - so, if it was me, I would not be dyeing one solid color - I'd go for either:

    1/ camo: light blue, smoky gray, and the original white

    2/ the siberian tiger camo: black, dark yellow, and the original white
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    Re: What Color Should I dye this??

    I'd go for a Smokey Grey.




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    Re: What Color Should I dye this??

    Or a Burning Red...




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    Re: What Color Should I dye this??

    smokey gray seems kinda cool. What kind of dye would I use for that?...I'm really new to the whole dying thing. I've never tried it before. I was gonna attempt to do the rit dye thing in the pot over a stove. Is that the easiest method? Also for coloring in the letters on the bezel, is it as simple as just finding a really fine/small paintbrush and using enamel paint, and then wiping off the excess around the bezel with a cloth?

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