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    Can I use Cape Code to polish my Seiko Brightz titanium case SAGN011?

    Hi,

    Due to some stupid mistake of putting 2 watches too close to each other in a watch winder, my Seiko SAGN011 got some nasty swivel-like marks (not like deep scratches, just look really ugly) on the side of the case. I just wonder if I can use a Cape cod to polish those marks out, or will it just make it even worse?

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    Re: Can I use Cape Code to polish my Seiko Brightz titanium case SAGN011?

    No.

    Cape Cod is for polished surfaces only, and that looks like a brushed surface. If you were to fix it, you need to use something like a Scotch-Brite pad brushed in one direction.

    Also, not sure about your particular model, but Seiko "Brightz" titanium is usually treated with their DiaShield coating, meaning even if you fix it by brushing the metal, it's going to look like a different color from the rest of the watch.

    I would just leave it be. Scratches happen. That's life. Enjoy the battle scar.
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    Re: Can I use Cape Code to polish my Seiko Brightz titanium case SAGN011?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6R15 View Post
    No.

    Cape Cod is for polished surfaces only, not brushed. If you were to fix it, you need to use something like a Scotch-Brite pad brushed in one direction.

    Also, not sure about your particular model, but Seiko "Brightz" titanium is usually treated with their DiaShield coating, meaning even if you fix it by brushing the metal, it's going to look like a different color from the rest of the watch.

    I would just leave it be. Scratches happen. That's life. Enjoy the battle scar.
    That part is actually a bit polished surface, definitely not brushed.

    This model is actually pretty old and I believe Seiko does not have DiaShield coating back then? I don't know why but this Brightz titanium seems even softer than my normal SS watches, only much lighter in weight.
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    Re: Can I use Cape Code to polish my Seiko Brightz titanium case SAGN011?

    I have read some WUS members have used an ink eraser. I have no personal experience doing that.

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    A scotch brite pad for non coated titanium works like a charm.

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    Re: Can I use Cape Code to polish my Seiko Brightz titanium case SAGN011?

    Quote Originally Posted by drummer13 View Post
    I have read some WUS members have used an ink eraser. I have no personal experience doing that.
    Quote Originally Posted by sinsir View Post
    A scotch brite pad for non coated titanium works like a charm.
    I think these will work for brushed surface.

    Anyways, just ordered a Cape code cloth to try out, will post back with the result!
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    Re: Can I use Cape Code to polish my Seiko Brightz titanium case SAGN011?

    If it is a brushed surface, NOT coated, it might work, but be very careful and tape off everything you do not want to touch.

    I have used one with mixed success on various watches, so this could be hit or miss.

    I am a big JDM guy so I have had this issue before. And since I hate scratches, sometimes the cc cloth was my friend, and sometimes my enemy, but I would test first, even with ti.

    If is it coated, forget it and back to the factory it goes for correction.

    The level of finishing and the type of metal on some of the good Japanese watches like yours is of a very high standard and can be easily compromised with the wrong material or technique and/or both. Titanium can be fussy, so proceed with caution.

    Please keep us posted and good luck.
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    Re: Can I use Cape Code to polish my Seiko Brightz titanium case SAGN011?

    If it’s even vaguely brushed then NO. If it’s a polished finish I’d still be ultra cautious about using a CC cloth as I don’t know for sure how it would get on with titanium.

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    Re: Can I use Cape Code to polish my Seiko Brightz titanium case SAGN011?

    As mentioned, Cape Cod Cloth is for polished surfaces only and with Ti, test in a tiny, discreet spot first. to see if you are going to be ok.

    For brushed surfaces, aside from the Scotch Brite pad mentioned, I have had good success with, (and they include a Cape Cod cloth for polished with directions on scratch removal):
    The Premier Scratch Removal Solution for Watches & Metal Jewelry - The Premier Scratch Removal Solution for Fine Watches and Jewelry

    And this full kit for all surfaces:
    https://www.bostonwatchexchange.com/...ies-s/1820.htm

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    Re: Can I use Cape Code to polish my Seiko Brightz titanium case SAGN011?

    Nooooooo. Do not compound the original mistake.

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