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    Silver polishing cloth has ruined my rolex

    Hiya guys

    I have done super stupid and put a silver “cleaning” cloth to my stainless steel rolex case and turns out it was a polishing cloth! Damn i wish i looked at stuff more!

    As everyone says you shouldnt ever polish a rolex (i dunno why) and now im freakin out that i have rubbed down the case waaaay too much resulting in a thinner lug and therefore uneven lugs... and rounder edges?!


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    The bottom left lug looks thinner than the rest I think. It's hard to see in a photo but up close it might look different.
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    Re: Silver polishing cloth has ruined my rolex

    I think you should chill out. You’re seeing ghosts. Anyway, even if there is a problem you would have to post some close ups. These pictures don’t reveal anything.
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    Re: Silver polishing cloth has ruined my rolex

    If it is an actual polishing cloth, the amount of metal removed will be inconsequential. Nothing to worry about. Does the material feel abrasive (like sandpaper, steel wool or scotchbrite) or smooth and oily?
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    Re: Silver polishing cloth has ruined my rolex

    Chill, looks fine to me!

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    Re: Silver polishing cloth has ruined my rolex

    There is no frakkin' way by any laws of physics that your "polishing cloth" thinned any lug on the watch.

    You would at the very least have to have used a file or a very aggressive sandpaper product with some great effort to remove any amount of material.

    Have you ever seen what effort is required by proper polishing wheels to even slightly polish a case?


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    Here are some zoomed in pics..
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    Quote Originally Posted by MeiXiang View Post
    The bottom left lug looks thinner than the rest I think. It's hard to see in a photo but up close it might look different.
    I have uploaded further photos. Do you mean the lug by number 7/8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kasset1975 View Post
    Chill, looks fine to me!
    Thanks for this! Reassuring!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolexplorer View Post
    There is no frakkin' way by any laws of physics that your "polishing cloth" thinned any lug on the watch.

    You would at the very least have to have used a file or a very aggressive sandpaper product with some great effort to remove any amount of material.

    Have you ever seen what effort is required by proper polishing wheels to even slightly polish a case?


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    Thankyou for the response! Maybe i am just overthinking this!

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