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Just had a case blasted and I'm liking the finish but do I need to do anything to stop staining from skin oils etc? The finish is actually looks alot finer in tea life

 

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Just had a case blasted and I'm liking the finish but do I need to do anything to stop staining from skin oils etc? The finish is actually looks alot finer in tea life
What do you mean by Tea Life ?
 

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Damn phone real life ! :)
iphone ? i do it all the while with some pretty strange results !! :)

I wouldent think you will have to do anything different, must admit i'm not a fan of bead blasted watches even when done well, i like shiny :)
 

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I'm trying things out seeing what works and what doesn't this was good old fashioned sand :). Its a windows mobile even worse
 

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I've experimented with certain media

The closest to OEM finish I've found as a budget, is brick mortar found at places like B&Q (other DIY chains are also available!!).



Watch head taken apart and media blasted with brick mortar.
 

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That does look like very coarse media was used to blast the case,the sort of stuff you normally would use for removing paint and rust :eek: I much prefer the finish that you get from glass bead blasting. :undecided:
 

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Mike/Twickersdude does a quality bead blasting job, as i said i'm not keen on this type of finish but he does a few different finishes and one is a fine Satin type finish which imo looked really good.
 

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The closest to OEM finish I've found as a budget, is brick mortar found at places like B&Q (other DIY chains are also available!!).



Watch head taken apart and media blasted with brick mortar.
I like the dial on that John :)
 

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That's a coarse ali oxide finish so it'll wear a lot faster than a glass bead finish. The back will certainly start to degrade and will appear greasy after a short while.....when it gets too bad just reblast it....
 

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Why not try it like this first? I think it's got a very cool "stealth-look"! I can't really see whether it's an SKX007, but with a black dial and perhaps a domed sapphire, I'll bet it will look smashing!
 

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Wear it until it starts to look worn then change it to a glass bead finish which should last a lot longer.......the coarse finish is a good way of losing blemishes...
 

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Hi!

Only done glass blasting though, but never needed any protection yet ... one SKX and one 6309. Both regularly worn for a couple of years. IMO the 6309 case looks pretty good when blasted, and since I had one with a franken case back ...



(and the insert is chosen for the orange numbers that matches the hands. Sorry purists ;-)
 
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