Turning it black

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    Question Turning it black

    Hi everybody. I have an old watch that I used as a beater for years. It has a stailess steel case, and I would like to turn it black. Can it be done?

    At first I was going towards a teflon coating, or PVD, but maybe there is an easier, do-it-yourself way to do it.

    I could not find information about it through the search function, any help is appreciated.

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    Re: Turning it black

    powder coating, entire kit is less than a 100 bucks.

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    Re: Turning it black

    Doesnt powder coating scratch very easily?

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    Re: Turning it black

    no. its used on motorcyle and car wheels. if it won't chip doing 150mph and getting knocked with a rock, its pretty good.

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    Re: Turning it black

    Where are these kits sold?
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    Re: Turning it black

    harbor freight.

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    Re: Turning it black

    Thank you Yamahaki.

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    Re: Turning it black

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=94244

    Is that what you were talking about, Yamahaki? Is it pretty tricky to fully coat the watch? Do they offer matte black powder paints? Just wondering... Thanks!

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    Re: Turning it black

    Sean, I thought with powder coating, one need access to a high temperature oven that in effect melts the powder particles? At least when I read about powdercoating wheels, they menbtioned the oven. Is this product from Harbor Freight just a spray on? If no oven is required, though I might look at doing the wheels on my car.

    For the watch if an oven is needed, then complete dissasembly would be required.

    Please enlighten us great master of the watch- in the -hand -is- worth- at -least -two -in -the- bush, and racing guru. lol

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