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  1. Yeti

    Yeti Frostmonkey Staff Member Premium Member

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    Everyday I look at my poor timebomb, sitting on its perch all scratched and sad. I am contemplating embarking on a mission to breathe new life into it...I want to polish it.

    Does anyone have any experience doing this? I am thinking of going to a watchmaker and having him remove all of the internals and store them safely for me.

    My biggest worry is of course destroying the watch in the process, but I think it's a risk i am willing to take. The face also has a few scratches so that is also something I am hoping to remedy.

    Any input would be greatly appreciated!
     
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  2. dr.chop

    dr.chop Oakley Expert

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    get my brand new outer case and bracelet, then you don't have to remove anything but the plastic anti scratch stuff and do magic....I also have a brand new spare mineral crystal too
     
  3. Yeti

    Yeti Frostmonkey Staff Member Premium Member

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    well isnt that convenient! ;-)

    I may have to work a deal to get those MDs done and snatch the case off of you.

    In the interm...I still need advice!
     
  4. dr.chop

    dr.chop Oakley Expert

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    well, you can absolutely polish it yourself. They are done from the factory, so that's a no brainer...Visit caswell for all info on supplies. They have metal specific kits and so on...Or a jeweler can also do it, but that's no fun. I think though, removal of the internals isn't hard, but they are so small I would be afraid of screwing them up...Hell, I would honestly powdercoat one if I had all the parts to complete what I have.

    http://www.caswellplating.com/buffs/index.html
     
  5. doowutchyalike

    doowutchyalike Oakley Enthusiast

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    I have a buddy who can do it for you also if you would rather not do it your self. He's a well respected member on o-review, he did my time tank and it turned out awesome.
     
  6. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    someone posted a link to some metal refurbishing cleaner solution thing for watches? it was quite amazing, even handles Matte finishes, and restores them amazingly. cant remember the name, but probbaly worth a shot.
     
  7. FearGearGarage

    FearGearGarage Oakley Collector

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    There is a dude in Philly that does it for like a yard and a half ($150 for you non betting types) but if your asking for advice on doing your self I would have no clue...
     
  8. Yeti

    Yeti Frostmonkey Staff Member Premium Member

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    Thanks everyone!

    Ive decided that my timebomb would not be the ideal piece to guinea pig. I am going to fire up my dremel on a single frame stand I have and see what happens.
     
  9. Oakley413

    Oakley413 Oakley Beginner

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    Can you post pics of the polished time tank?