How can you polish a crystal to make it look like new?

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    How can you polish a crystal to make it look like new?

    :thanks

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    Re: How can you polish a crystal to make it look like new?

    depend on what crystal.

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    Re: How can you polish a crystal to make it look like new?

    How about an old Rolex Acrylic crystal from 1969?
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    Re: How can you polish a crystal to make it look like new?

    Or a 70s Orient...

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    Re: How can you polish a crystal to make it look like new?

    polywatch or just get a new crystal, 50 bucks installed and no labor trying to fix the one you have without screwing it up. it takes skill to remove scratches and leave the crystal smooth without waves or divots.

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    Re: How can you polish a crystal to make it look like new?

    You might want to try a dab of brasso and a bit of water on a very soft cloth. This worked on one of mine with an acrylic crystal. Go easy in an even circular motion. You can remove some light scratches and give the acrylic a fresh look. If you're going to consider getting a new crystal installed anyway, you might want to try that before you do.

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    Re: How can you polish a crystal to make it look like new?

    I've polished out the crystal on my '77 Rolex Date. You have to know what you're doing with acrylic crystals though. You can get it all buffed out and perfect and 5 more seconds on the wheel and it melts part of the crystal...trust me, I know! (I have a polishing wheel set up at home from my jeweler days.)
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    Re: How can you polish a crystal to make it look like new?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Sendel View Post
    I've polished out the crystal on my '77 Rolex Date. You have to know what you're doing with acrylic crystals though. You can get it all buffed out and perfect and 5 more seconds on the wheel and it melts part of the crystal...trust me, I know! (I have a polishing wheel set up at home from my jeweler days.)
    you melted part of the crystal? oh do tell. I did that myself with a dremal tool. man did it screw it up

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    Re: How can you polish a crystal to make it look like new?

    Oh, I've done it on the Rolex and my Accutron Spaceman. I was able to clean up my mistake a few times and unfortunately, probably haven't learned from my mistakes!
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    Re: How can you polish a crystal to make it look like new?

    the accutron would have made me sick if I burned the crystal. post up the procedure so some of these guys can at least give it a try.

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