Losing a little orange

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    Losing a little orange

    The orange color for the feet numbers on the bezel of my 600T DP are wearing off! Anybody know what my options are?

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    Re: Losing a little orange

    A picture helps greatly.
    Thanks Nick

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    Re: Losing a little orange

    Hi there Johnny

    I had exactly the same thing with my 600T Pro yesterday, as I have a few times over the years. Nothing to worry about really, all easily sorted.

    Some people suggest using a wax crayon, but what I do is get a small tin of enamal paint (orange usually best for this... sorry, joke there) and using a pin just put a little dab over the number. You don't have to be too accurate, though don't go crazy, obviously, as you don't want it getting into the black numbers.

    Let it dry for a bit, then using a bit of paper (last night I used a corner from the London Evening Standard) wipe off the excess. Leave it overnight and it's good as new!

    Simon

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    Re: Losing a little orange

    Good call Simon on the paint job. I just got a "gently used" pro today and of course a few of the numbers on the bezel had lost their paint. I put a little model paint on it a couple of hours ago and it looks good as new.

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    Re: Losing a little orange

    I'm also losing some paint on my bezel numbers. What are you guys using to apply the paint with?

    Wayne

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    Re: Losing a little orange

    I use Testors model paint. you can use a detail brush or just a sharpened toothpick. You want to just fill in the numbers with just a little excess.

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    Re: Losing a little orange

    I used a straight pin. Dip it in the paint to the point that you have a nice drip on the shaft of the pin. Touch the point of the pin to the empty number and let if fill up. You will get a little excess on the bezel, this isn't a problem. Just wipe it off immediately with a paper towel and the paint will stay in the number. I fixed about 4 orange numbers and 3 black minute marks last night on my first try.

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    Re: Losing a little orange

    Are you guys using Testors orange?

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    Re: Losing a little orange

    Here's a little advice on OFF mosquito spray. I was dousing myself to fend off the itsy critters and accidentally sprayed my Doxa with its original orange bezel number paint. The OFF stripped it right away! A little Testors model orange and it's great again, but keep OFF away from your watch!

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    Re: Losing a little orange

    Yea bug spray will mess up allot of things. Will burn through the rubber on most watch bands too. Nasty stuff.
    I have too many watches.....

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