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Offline jon p

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restoring scratched brushed finish
« on: September 18, 2009, 12:20:12 pm »
 :o :o ;D   i just discovered a restoration aid that REALLY WORKS! the scotch brite green pot scouring pads from the grocery store work like a miracle on scratches on s. steel and titanium.a friend put me onto this and it is fantastic. a little "elbow grease"and you get a perfect brushed finish again. if you want a little more shiny finish once the scratches are gone simply polish with a metal polish. i use blue magic and mothers--both are made for aluminum and mag car wheels and work great. just keep away from gold PLATING--they will remove it. i have removed badly worn plating( over s. steel,NOT over BASE metal) with them to end up with a nice stainless steel finish. i thought you all might be interested in these tips.by the way-the metal polish works great on plastis crystals also.   JON P

Offline JDS (Ohio)

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Re: restoring scratched brushed finish
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2009, 04:17:19 pm »
I'd steer clear of the metal bezels on the Sea Wolves too, those are plated as well (some form of chrome).
John

Offline Cobra Jock

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Re: restoring scratched brushed finish
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2009, 03:56:17 pm »
I've been using those green pads to restore the finish of the clasp on my Omega Seamaster (yes, I do have other-than-Zodiac watches) from time to time - works great. 

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Re: restoring scratched brushed finish
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2009, 05:56:05 pm »
 ;D another quick resto trick i use on bezels with paint missing from the numbers---a sharpie fine point marker works great. just rub over the number and wipe the excess--nice black filled numbers once more. worked great on both my SW and GMT. paint is fine also-just more work and more messy to do.

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Re: restoring scratched brushed finish
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2009, 10:48:28 pm »
Hey!  That works great!

 

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