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    scratch removal

    i want to throw myself on the greater knowledge and wisdom of my fellow members in determining what scratches can and cannot be buffed or polished. i've never tried using a cape cod cloth mainly cause i thought i'd screw things up and make things worst. i've attached some photos for reference. also would it be better to bring it to a watch repair guy? the case side scratch is from an adjacent watch in my watchbox. the bracelet i don't have a clue. i'm pretty careful wearing them and i haven't worn this one all that much.

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    Re: scratch removal

    For polished surfaces (from the pic it looks like that what you want) I use NEVR-DULL wadding polish. And for brushed surfaces I use a scotch brite pad.
    For all of those small links it might be a good idea to bring it to a jeweler or some place where they have a nice soft buffing pad that can get in all the hard to reach areas. Its up to you and how much you want to spend. Try polishing it yourself and if your not satisfied, bring it a place.
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    Re: scratch removal

    For the minor surface scratches shown in your pictures, a cape cod cloth or similar should do wonders. I bought three 2 packs a few months back and I'm still using the first cloth. They're cheap and work well for small blemishes. The only real concern I've found with cape cod cloths is to avoid any "Brushed" surfaces you don't want polished.

    For case restoration here is a detailed "How To"
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=301152
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    Re: scratch removal

    Cope cod cloth will remove all those scratches you've posted. Cape cod cloth should be used on polished areas. Scotch-brite by 3M pads should be used for brushed surfaces.





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    Re: scratch removal

    Quote Originally Posted by dojoca View Post
    i've never tried using a cape cod cloth mainly cause i thought i'd screw things up and make things worst.
    Its pretty hard to screw things up. They are very mild and really cant cause any damage, unless your crystal has an AR coating on t he outside--in which case youll want to make sure and avoid the crystal.

    You can also try Sunshine polishing cloths. They are similar to Cape Cods, but they are dry.

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    Re: scratch removal

    I just use a tube of Flitz polish, pretty aggressive stuff but it buffs out most scratches. I also apply it to brushed surfaces on my cheaper watches, which means the original look changes somewhat. But hey, at least the scratches are gone

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    Re: scratch removal

    Quote Originally Posted by Lester Burnham View Post
    I just use a tube of Flitz polish, pretty aggressive stuff but it buffs out most scratches. I also apply it to brushed surfaces on my cheaper watches, which means the original look changes somewhat. But hey, at least the scratches are gone
    I was told by a jeweler when I was in Dublin to try Euthymol for polishing plastic crystals and bracelets. It worked well and I get it from this drugstore http://www.directchemist.com/euthymo...e_1_10931.html it is great for cleaning too and I use it with an old electric toothbrush.

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